** Photo Courtesy of Christian Laughland, 730 CKDM
Dauphin, MB – The Virden Oil Capitals came out flat on Friday night and it cost them valuable points in the MJHL Standings.
In a game of missed opportunities the Caps went just 1 for 7 on the man advantage and couldn’t beat Brandon Holtby more than once on 44 shots that included several odd man rushes and a breakaway.
The Kings got on the board first as Kirklan Lycar potted a loose puck at the side of the net. Hist 14th of the season gave the Kings their first lead over Virden this season.
Dauphin would take a 2-0 lead when Thomas Lenchyshyn snapped a shot under the glove of Patrick Zubick late in the 2nd period.
Before the buzzer sounded, Mack Hardy would bury his 20th of the season on the power play to give the Caps some life but it was all the offense they could muster.
A late push by the Caps wasn’t enough as they fall to 22-12 on the season and 8 points back of the Steinbach Pistons who picked up a win over Selkirk tonight.
Patrick Zubick was solid, making 27 saves in the Oil Caps net, while Holtby was crowned the games first star.
The two teams will do it all again on Saturday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
Puck Drop is 7:30.
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