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The Oil Caps Pick up a Huge 2 Points Against the Stampeders

The first period saw an early goal by Virden’s Jack Einarson who scored his 17th of the season unassisted at 3:55 to give the Oil Caps a 1-0 lead. 24 seconds later the Stampeders Callum Fortin scored his 13th of the season to tie the game at 1-1. Just 40 seconds later Swan Valley’s Tommy Cardinal scored his 22nd of the season on the power play to give the Stampeders the 2-1 lead. Later in the period Virden’s Hunter Andrew scored his 13th of the season at 12:24 to tie the game once again at 2-2. 

The second period kicked off with Virden’s Darren Gisti scoring his 3rd of the season at 11:54 to make the score 3-2. At 13:12 Ryley Lanthier scored his 6th of the season on the power play to tie the game 3-3. Just over a minute later at 14:21 Virden’s Tyler Teasdale scored his first MJHL goal to give the Oil Caps the 4-3 lead. Late in the period Frazer Dodd scored his 19th of the season at 17:40 to make the score tied once again at 4-4. Less than a minute later Jack Einarson scored his second of the game on the power play at 18:27 to give the Oil Caps the 5-4 lead. 

In the third period Luke Beerman scored his 18th of the season on the power play at 15:34 to tie the game 5-5 to force an OT and a shootout. 

Virden’s shoot out scorers were Hunter Cloutier, Kolten Kanaski, and Jack Einarson who all scored. Swan Valley’s shoot out scorers Frazer Dodd scored, and Nathan Carl didn’t score to give the Oil Caps.

Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the win stopping 26 of 31 shots for a save percentage of 83.9%. Swan Valley’s Parker Rey took the shootout loss after Mikael Foucher kicked off the game playing 40 minutes and stopping just 15 of 17 shots for a save percentage of 88.2%. Parker Rey played 45 minutes and the shootout stopping 32 of 35 shots for a save percentage of 91.4%.