The Oil Caps Get Back in the Win Column Against the Blues

With a no scoring first period lead into 2 periods of fast scoring hockey. The second period started with 2 goals by the Oil Caps to take the 2-0 lead. The Blues took advantage of a power play to make the score 2-1 headed into the third period. The third period saw the Blues tie it up 2-2. The Oil Capitals scored another 2 goals to make the final score 4-2.

There was no scoring in the first period. The second period saw Virden’s Hunter Cloutier scored his 27th of the season at 6:47 to give the Oil Capitals the 1-0 lead. At 14:30 Virden’s Tristan Thompson scored his 11th to give the Oil Capitals the 2-0 lead. Winnipeg’s Mitchell Joss score a power play goal, his 14th, at 17:18 to cut Virden’s lead to 2-1 heading into the third period

The third period saw Winnipeg kick off the scoring at 10:07 when Jack Oleksiuk scored his 7th to tie the game up 2-2. At 13:09 Virden’s Kolten Kanaski brought back the Oil Capitals momentum scoring his 21st  to give Virden back the lead with a 3-1 score. At 19:31 Oil Capital Jack Einarson scored his 11th to secure the Virden win with a final score of 4-2.

Virden’s Ethan Peterson took home the win stopping 29 of 31 shots for a save percentage of 93.5%. Winnipeg’s Will Gurski took the loss stopping just 33 of 37 shots faced for a save percentage of 89.2%.