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Virden Drops 4 Points Over Their Northern Road Trip

The Oil Capitals played 2 games this weekend, the first vs the Swan Valley Stampeders, the second vs the OCN Blizzard. The game in Swan Valley vs the Stampeders started with Virden scoring halfway through the first period. That goal was answered a little under 2 minutes later with Swan Valley scoring tying the game at 1-1. Just 17 seconds after that Virden took back the lead, with a score of 2-1. Late in the period the Stampeders scored once again, to tie the game back up at 2-2 at the end of the first period. The second period started with a late goal by Virden to put the Oil Capitals back in the lead with a score of 3-2. With 23 seconds left in the period the Stampeders scored the tying goal for a 3-3 score at the end of the second period. The third period was busy with a goal 5 minutes in by Swan Valley to put them ahead 4-3. Just over 4 minutes later the Stampeders scored another to extend their lead to 5-3. Late in the period Swan Valley doubled their lead from the start of the period, scoring a sixth goal making the score 6-3. Just over a minute later the Stampeders scored their game winning goal making the final score 7-3.

The first period scoring kicked off when Kolten Kanaski scored his twelfth of the season at 10:39 to give the Oil Capitals the 1-0 lead. Just under 2 minutes later at 12:15 Swan Valley’s Luke Beerman scored his seventh of the season tying the score at 1-1. Just 17 seconds later Tristan Thompson scored his fifth unassisted to give the Oil Capitals back the lead with a 2-1 score. Late in the period at 17:13 the Stampeders Parker Johnson scored his first to tie the game back up with a score if 2-2 headed into the second period.

Virden’s Jack Einarson kicked off the second period scoring his fourth, with a power play goal at 14:53 to give the Oil Capitals back their lead with a 3-2 score. Late in the period at 19:37 the Stampeders Carter Cockburn scored his third at 19:37 on the power play to tie the game again at 3-3 going into the third period.

The third period was busy for the Stampeders, with Mattias Dal Monte scoring his fourth at 5:32 on the power play to give Swan Valley a 4-3 lead. Mattias Dal Monte scored again scoring his second of the game, fifth of the season at 9:35 to give the Stampeders a 5-3 lead. Later in the period at 16:35 Trevor Schroder scored his sixth of the season extending Swan Valley’s lead to 6-3. Mattias Dal Monte finished his hat trick off with his sixth of the season at 17:35 to secure the Stampeders win with a final score of 7-3.

Swan Valley’s Mikael Foucher picked up the win stopping 28 of 31 shots for a save percentage of 90.3%. Virden’s Riley Wallace took the loss stopping just 26 of 33 shots for a save percentage of 78.8%.

The game in OCN vs the Blizzard was a quiet game with hardly any penalties, low shots, and a low end score. The first period was quiet with just one goal by the Blizzard to give them a 1-0 lead early in the game. Early in the second period the Oil Capitals scored tying the game at 1-1. Late in the period Virden scored another for 2-1 lead. Less than a minute later OCN took back that goal tying the game at 2-2. Early in the third the Blizzard scored another goal taking back the lead with a score o 3-2. With the Oil Capitals unable to capitalize the rest of the period that left the final score at 3-2 for the Blizzard.

The first period was quiet with just one goal being scored. OCN’s Tobias Commanda-Odjick scoring his second to give the Blizzard the 1-0 lead going into the second period. 

The second period started early with Oil Capital Kolten Kanaski scoring his thirteenth of the season at just 2:32 to tie the game at 1-1. Late in the period on the power play Virden’s Tanner Andrew scored his twelfth of the season at 17:21 to take the lead with a 2-1 score. Under a minute later OCN’s Boston Bird scored his fifth of he season o tie the game back up at 2-2 at 18:15. With the rest of the period being scoreless the game went into the third period tied.

Early in the period at 3:27 Blizzard Nate Pane scored his second to give OCN the 3-2 lead. With Virden unable to get any goals that left the final score at 3-2 for the Blizzard.

OCN’s Danick Rodrigue picked up the win stopping 28 of 30 shots for a save percentage of 93.3%. Virden’s Riley Wallace picked up the loss stopping 25 of 28 shots for a save percentage of 89.3%.

 

NEXT HOME GAME : Saturday Nov. 9th vs the Winnipeg Blues