The Oil Caps Pick Up A Road Win vs the Flyers. The first period was quiet with just one goal scored by Virden to give the Oil Caps the 1-0 lead headed into the second period. Early in the first period the Flyers scored the tying goal to make the score 1-1. About 10 minutes later Winkler strikes again to take the 2-1 lead head into the second period. The third period was busy with a goal by Virden less than a minute in to make it a tie game once again at 2-2. The Oil Caps then took advantage of 2 power plays giving them the 4-2 lead with just over 5 minutes left to play. Shortly after however the Flyers try to make a comeback scoring a goal to make the score a close 4-3. Unable to capitalize though Winkler falls to Virden with a 4-3 final score.
The first period was quiet with just one goal scored by Virden’s Bray Rookes, his third of the season, at 15:17. This put the Oil Caps up 1-0 headed into the second period.
The second period kicked off at 5:33 when Winkler’s Everett Bestland scored his fourth of the season to tie the game at 1-1. The Flyers Carson Pawlenchuk scored his sixth at 15:40 to give Winkler the 2-1 lead going into the third period.
Just under a minute in Oil Capital Jayden Wojciechowski scored his fourth at 0:53 to tie the game at 2-2. At 7:34 Jayden Wojciechowski scored again, this time on the power play, for his second of the game to give Virden back the lead with a 3-2 score. The Oil Caps took advantage of another power play when Hunter Andrew scored his fifth at 14:19 to give Virden the 4-2 lead. The Flyers Jayden McCarthy scored his eighteenth unassisted, to try and get momentum back on Winkler side with a 4-3 score. However with Winkler unable to capitalize the Oil Caps took the game with a final score of 4-3.
Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the win stopping 39 of 42 shots for save percentage 92.8%. Winkler’s Dorrin Luding took the loss stopping 35 of 39 shots for a save percentage of 89.7%.