The Oil Caps solidify 6th place after losing to the Wolverines but winning over the Kings

Saturday night the scoring kicked off in the second period after a quiet first period. The first goal was scored by Wayway’s Conrad Phillips shorthanded and unassisted, his 27th of the season, at 7:12 into the second period to make the score 1-0 for the Wolverines. Then Wayway’s Lonan Bulger scored his 3rd of the season at 11:25 to give the Wolverines a 2-0 lead heading into the third period. 

The third period kicked off early at 1:18 when Kris Bladen scored his 17th of the season, unassisted to make the score 3-0 for the Wolverines. A few minutes later Wayway’s Jaymes Knee scored his 19th of the season at 7:28 to make the score 4-0 for the Wolverines. Just over a minute later Wayway’s Gerrik Ripley scored his 11th of the season on the power play to make the final score of the game 5-0 for the Wolverines. 

Wayway’s Colin Ahern took the win stopping all 24 of 24 shots he faced for a save percentage of 100%. Virden’s Kyle Kozma took home the win stopping just 26 of 31 shots faced for a save percentage of 83.9%

The game kicked off Sunday with an early Kings goal by Noah Wagner, his 6th of the season scored at 2:59 to make the score 1-0 for Dauphin early. The Oil Caps retaliated late in the period with Jack Einarson scoring his 19th of the season at 17:47 to tie the game 1-1 headed into the second period. 

The second period kicked off on an early Kings goal when Cole DeKoninck scored his 21st of the season at 1:05 to make the score a 2-1 Dauphin lead. Once again a late goal by Virden’s Jack Einarson, his 2nd of the game, scored at 19:05 to tie the game 2-2 headed into the 3rd period. 

The third period saw an early goal by Virden, this time by Drayson Collyer, his 5th of the season at 4:56 to give the Oil Caps their first lead with a 3-2 score. At 8:53 Virden’s Drayson Collyer scored his 2nd of the game to extend the Oil Caps lead to 4-2. At 10:28 Virden’s Owen Blocker scored his 16th of the season, unassisted to make the final score 5-2. 

Virden’s Ethan Peterson took the win stopping 38 of 40 shots for a save percentage of 95.0%. Dauphin’s Levi Mitchell took home the loss stopping just 29 of 34 shots for a save percentage of 85.3%.