January 16, 2017
The Oil Capitals bounced back after Friday night’s game and beat the Selkirk Steelers 2-1 in overtime. Virden Oil Capitals Assistant Coach Carter Duffin said, “Over the past few games we have been working on preparing the boys to put together a full 60 minute effort. On Saturday night we did that. The boys showed their resilience and bounced back after Friday’s loss. They played with energy, competed every shift and did their job and it allowed us to come away with 2 points.”
The Steelers got on the board first with a goal from Liam Kroeker at 16:32 in the first period assisted by Nathan Halvorsen and Ezra Hall. After the first period of play, it was a close 1-0 game in the Steelers favour. The shots on goal were 16-10 for the Steelers.
Virden Oil Capitals Dylan Thiessen put one away 38 seconds into the second period unassisted. The Capitals outshot the Steelers 16-7 in the second period and the game was tied 1-1.
The third period neither team could find the back of the net and the game would head to overtime to find a result. Kirklan Lycar would win the game in overtime for the Virden Oil Capitals with a goal at 1:02 assisted by Tyler Kirkup and Jordan Thomson.
The final shots on goal were 39-31 for the Capitals and the final score was 2-1 Caps with an overtime victory!
|STARS OF THE GAME|
|1st STAR||2nd STAR||3rd STAR|
|Virden Oil Capitals
|Virden Oil Capitals
Friday the 13th proved to be unlucky for the Oil Capitals after suffering a tough 7-1 loss to the Selkirk Steelers at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
The Caps seemed to be off to the right start with a goal from Ben Dalke at 9:06 in the first period assisted by Kirklan Lycar and Tyler Kirkup. The Steelers Nathan Halvorsen evened the score at 17:10 assisted by Colby Dudek and Braden Lozinski. The Steelers took the lead 2-1 with a goal from Liam Kroeker at 19:47 assisted by Nathan Halvorsen. At the end of 20 minutes of play, the Steelers were in the lead 2-1 and the shots on goal were 11-0 for the Steelers.
The second period was all Steelers as they managed to put three goals away. The Steelers started off the scoring early at 1:21 with a goal from Ezra Hall assisted by Nathan Halvorsen to go ahead 3-1. Wasting no time the Steelers put another one away at 3:18 with a goal from Cole McCartan assisted by Connor Barley, 4-1. The Steelers finished off the period with a goal at 18:50 from Nathan Halvorsen assisted by Ezra Hall and Liam Kroeker. At the end of the second period, the Steelers stretched the lead to 5-1 and shots on goal were 14-13 for the Capitals.
The third period the Caps picked up the pace, but couldn’t manage to get one by Selkirk Steelers goaltender. The Steelers, however, found the back of the net two more times in the third period. Carter Barley scored at 3:49 assisted by Brady Castellano and Braden Lozinksi. To finish the third period Taylor Fisher scored assisted by Carter Barley and Brady Castellano. The Steelers would take the game with a 7-1 win. The final shots on goal were 41- 36 for the Oil Capitals.
Redferns Farmer Strong Hardest Worker of the Game – Dylan Cusmano. The Caps also picked up the third star of the game – with 1 goal in the game #20 Ben Dalke.
The Caps next action is at home Friday, January 20th against Selkirk Steelers -7:30pm puck drop.