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The Oil Caps Move Into 5th Place With a Win Over the Wolverines

The Oil Caps leave behind a losing streak to move into 5th place in the standings. The first period kicked off with an Oil Caps goal for an early 1-0 lead. Just over a minute later on the power ply the Wolverines tie the game at 1-1. Virden once again took over momentum scoring again to make the score 2-1. Late in the period the Wolverines tie the game again on the power play to tie the game headed into the second period. A late goal in the second period saw the Oil Caps take over the lead with a 3-2 score headed into the third period. The Oil Caps took over again in the third period scoring a shorthanded goal and then an empty net goal to make the final score 5-2 for Virden.

The first period scoring kicked off at 6:42 when Virden’s Josh Belcher scored his 17th of the season to give the Oil Caps the early 1-0 lead. Waywayseecappo tied it up at 8:04 in the power play when Anthony Bilka scored his 14th of the season to tie the game 1-1. Virden’s Josh Belcher was at it again scoring his second of the game, 18th of the season at 15:32 to give the Oil Caps a 2-1 lead. Late in the period at 17:46 the Wolverines tied it up when Conrad Phillips scored his 23rd of the season on the power play to make the score 2-2 headed into the second period.

The second period was quiet with just 1 goal by Virden’s Hunter Andrew scoring his 9th of the season late in the period at 17:59 to make the score 3-2 for the Oil Caps headed into the third period.

The third period saw Jaxon Heeney score his 2nd as an Oil Cap shorthanded, and unassisted at 8:51 to make Virden’s lead now 4-2. Kolten Kanaski secured the win scoring his 26th of the season at 18:26 on the empty net to make the score 5-2 final in favour of the Virden Oil Capitals.

Virden’s Ethan Peterson took home the win stopping 27 of 29 shots for a save percentage of 93.1%. Wayway’s Colin Ahern took the loss stopping just 21 of 25 shots for a save percentage of 84.0%.