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

The Oil Caps get back in the win column against the Natives. The Natives put up a contest in the first 2 periods but the Oil Caps dominated more in the third period. It started off with an early goal by Neepawa to give them the 1-0 lead. Virden matched that goal to tie the score 1-1 headed into the second period. Neepawa kicked off the scoring in the second period to make the score 2-1. Late in the period Virden scored another to tie the score 2-2. The third period saw 2 Virden goal to give them the 4-2 victory. 

The first period kicked off with the Natives Graeme Patrick scored his 4th of the season at 5:16 to make the score 1-0 for Neepawa. The Oil Capitals retaliated with Josh Belcher scoring his 16th of the season at 9:49 to tie the game 1-1.

The second period kicked off with the Natives Rylan Gudnason scoring his 10th at 10:37 to give Neepawa the 2-1 lead. The Oil Capitals Kolten Kanaski scored his 22nd at 18:47 to tie the game once again with the score 2-2.

At 3:40 in the third period Virden’s Jack Einarson scored his 12th of the season to give the Oil Capitals the 3-2 lead. At 8:25 Virden’s Tristan Thompson secured the Oil Caps win when he scored his 13th of the season to make the final score 4-2. 

Virden’s Kyle Kozma took the win stopping 22 of 24 shots for a save percentage of 91.7%. Neepawa’s Michael Davis took the loss stopping just 32 of 36 shots for a save percentage of 88.9%.