Oil Capitals put Wolverines on the brink

The Oil Capitals have put the Wolverines on the brink of elimination after a 5-4 overtime thriller on Thursday night.

After an uneventful first two periods, the teams went back and forth in third with the Wolverines coming back three times but falling in OT.

Early on in the first period, Dylan Halliday pounced on a giveaway and was able to beat Liam Tereposky from the slot to give the Oil Capitals an early lead.

Later on in the period, Carson Buydens was able to get a shot to go through the armpit of Tereposky to make it 2-0. The pass was from behind the net from Halliday.

The Wolverines had three powerplays in the first, but was unable to get one past Bailey Monteith who stopped all 9 shots on net.

In the second period, no goals were scored, even though there was a combined four powerplays, two on each side, including a 5-on-3 for Virden.

Bailey Monteith was able to stop all 11 shots that came his way in the second.

In third it was chaos right from the beginning.

The Wolverines got two goals quickly into the period from Andrew Boucher and Joey Moffatt just 26 seconds apart to tie the game.

But the Oil Capitals scored just over five minutes later when Colin Cook batted a puck out of midair behind Tereposky to put the Oil Caps back in front.

In the last few minutes of the game, it got really crazy when Reagan Rabbit tied the game up with 2:15 remaining with a shot from the point that got through.

But with 1:06 left, Colin Cook scored his second of the game when  he scored off a big rebound to put them in front.

But with the dying seconds, the Wolverines got one past Monteith at the buzzer when Joey Moffatt scored.

Going to overtime though, it was a quick finish when Braden Fischer got a pass from Nathan Driver and was alone on Tereposky and beat him to give the Oil Caps a 5-4 win.

The Oil Capitals will be able to sweep the Wolverines on Saturday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place at 7:30pm.