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The Oil Caps lose a close game to the Winkler Flyers

The Flyers came out of the gate fighting scoring a shorthanded goal and then another goal shortly after that to give them a quick 2-0 lead. Then the Oil Capitals scored one to cut the Flyers lead in half with a 2-1 score. Just a short time later Winkler scored a power play goal and another goal to make the score 4-1 headed into the second period. The second period saw Virden score 2 comeback goals to make the score 4-3 headed into the third period. The third period saw another goal by the Flyers to increase their lead to 5-3. However Virden attempted a comeback scoring another to make it a one goal game. But the Oil Caps couldn’t capitalize on anything else making the final score a 5-4 Flyers win.

The first period kicked off with Winkler’s Ian Tookenay scoring his 10th of the season shorthanded at 14:14 to give the Flyers a 1-0 lead. Just over a minute later Winkler’s Garrett Szeremley scored his 5th of the season at 15:38 to give the Flyers a quick 2-0 lead. Virden’s Owen Blocker cut that lead in half scoring his 9th of the season at 17:47 to make the score just 2-1 for the Oil Capitals. At 18:09 Winkler Griffin Leonard scored his 23rd of the season on the power play to make the score 3-1 for the Flyers. Winkler wasn’t done there Garrett Szeremley scored his second of the game at 19:23 to give the Flyers the 4-1 lead heading into the second period. 

Virden tried making a comeback when Darren Gisti scored his first on the power play at 9:42 to make the Flyers have just a 4-2 lead. At 14:38 Virden’s Hunter Cloutier scored his 26th of the season to make the score just 4-3 for the Flyers headed into the third period.

The third period saw Winkler’s Garrett Szeremley scored his third of the game at 5:27 to make the score 5-3 for the Flyers. The Oil Caps weren’t done though when Josh Belcher scored his 15th shorthanded to make the Flyers lead just 5-4. However with Virden unable to capitalize any further the Oil Caps ended up taking the 5-4 loss.

Wimkler’s Dorrin Luding took home the win stopping 21 of the 25 shots he faced for a save percentage of 84.0%. Virden’s Kyle Kozma took the loss stopping just 20 of the 25 shots he faced for a save percentage of 80.0%.