Oil Capitals edge Wolverines again

The Wolverines troubles against the Virden Oil Capitals continue after a 4-3 loss on Saturday night.

It’s the team’s ninth straight loss to Virden since the end of the season last year, all the games have been one goal games.

The game was as back and forth as they come, with four lead changes between the two teams.

Carson Baptiste scored the first goal of the game, and 30th of the season, when he put in his own rebound 1:29 into the contest on a powerplay goal.

But Virden tied it up with 1:01 on the clock when Joey Bielik got a hold of a bouncing puck and put it past Tresor Wotton.

In the second period, the Oil Capitals scored first when David Bielik was able to squeeze the puck past the goalie.

But the Wolverines tied it up when Jack Clarke fired a shot past Eric Reid to make it 2-2.

It wasn’t much longer when Nolan Grier got a nice pass from Sean Williams across the ice to make it 3-2 Wolverines. After the goal though, Williams was given a two minute unsportsmanlike to give the Oil Capitals a powerplay.

On that powerplay Roux Basin was able to replicate the Grier goal to make it 3-3.

In the third period, the only goal was Virden’s Nolan Wallace getting a puck through to get the go-ahead and game winning goal for the Oil Capitals.

Both teams scored on the powerplay in the game.

After the result, the two teams are now tied in the standings, tied for second place in the West Division, two points back of OCN for first, and just one point ahead of Swan Valley for fifth and out of a playoff spot.

The two teams will play again in Virden on Sunday night at 7:00pm.