The first period saw Virden’s Drayson Collyer score his 1st of playoffs at 6:23 to give the Oil Caps an early 1-0 lead. At 12:28 Virden’s Josh Belcher scored his 1st of playoffs to make the score now 2-0 for the Oil Caps. Just 2 minutes later Virden’s Sam Brunton scored his 1st of the playoffs at 14:23 to make the Oil Caps lead now 3-0.
At 7:22 Winkler’s Jayden McCarthy scored his 1st of playoffs to make the score 3-1 for the Oil Caps. Late in the period Hunter Andrew scored his 1st of playoffs at 17:50 to make the score 4-1 for the Oil Caps. At 18:40 Jack Einarson score his 3rd of the playoffs to make the Oil Caps lead now 5-1. Just a minute later Jayden Wojciechowski scored his 1st of the playoffs on the power play to make the score now 6-1 for the Oil Caps.
Early in the third period, at 1:19, Hunter Cloutier scored his 1st of the playoffs, with that being the final goal of the game that made the final score 7-1 in favour of the Oil Caps.
Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the win stopping 28 of 29 shots for a save percentage of 96.6%. Winkler’s Dorrin Luding took the loss after playing for the first period and coming off at the beginning of the second period. He stopped 10 of 13 shots faced for a save percentage of 76.9%. Winkler’s Dylan Meilun played from the beginning of the second period to the end of the third period, he stopped 14 of 18 shots for a save percentage of 77.8%.
Head coach Tyson Ramsey had this to say after last night’s game, “Real happy with our effort obviously last night. I really think our guys took the loss in game 2 personally and were very focused going into game 3. We made some adjustments in a couple areas and we stuck to the structure for 60 minutes. We played fast and we were physical and just a real good effort in all 3 zones by our guys. Peterson was strong once again as well. We will have a good practice day today and look to carry that momentum into game 4.”