The Oil Capitals won another high scoring game vs the Steelers. The 2 points gained jumped them ahead of Selkirk in the standings. With a quick lead Virden fell behind 2-1 by the end of the first period. Halfway through the second period the Oil Capitals got on a role and by 17:00 they had scored 5 goals to take the lead 6-2. With Selkirk scoring just a short time later the Oil Capitals maintained a 6-3 headed into the third period. The third period saw a shorthanded goal followed quickly by another goal from Virden to extend their lead to 8-3. Selkirk put up a fight however, scoring one more before they were finished making the final score 8-4.
The first period kicked off at 6:20 when Hunter Cloutier scored his seventeenth of the season to give the Oil Capitals the early 1-0 lead. Later in the period at 17:05 Steelers Caiden Gault scored his thirteenth of the season to tie the game at 1-1. Selkirk took the lead at 17:52 when Blake Burr scored his tenth to make the score 2-1 for the Steelers going into the second period.
The second period scoring kicked off at 10:00 Brayden Smelski of the Oil Caps scored his second of the season to tie the game at 2-2. Virden’s Tanner Andrew continued with the momentum scoring his fifteenth at 12:17 to give the Oil Capitals the lead with a 3-2 score. At 14:24 Nathan McInnis of the Oil Caps scored his first of the season to extend Virden’s lead to 4-2. Josh Belcher scored his twelfth of the season at 15:07 to continue adding to the Virden lead for a score of 5-2. Just over a minute later at 16:35 Jayden Wojciechowski scored his third to give the Oil Capitals a 6-2 lead. However Selkirk tried to flip the momentum at 17:04 to make the score 6-3 for Virden going into the third period.
The third period kicked off at 7:15 with Kolten Kanaski scoring his eighteenth, shorthanded, to keep the momentum in Virden’s favour making the score 7-3. The Oil Caps Tristan Thompson scored his eighth at 9:12 making the score now 8-3 in Virden’s favour. Selkirk fought back for another when Blake Burr scored his second of the game, eleventh of the season at 13:41 to make the final score 8-4 in favour of the Oil Capitals.