Virden holds on for Game 2 win

The Virden Oil Capitals got out to a 2-0 series lead after a 4-3 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in Game 2 at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

Virden was able to keep a high scoring first period tied, and then got out in front in the second and held on to the lead the rest of the way to jump out to a big series lead.

It was a quick start to the game as Boston Bird scored for the Wolverines on the powerplay from Kolton Shindle and Reagan Rabbit just 2:18 into it.

But Virden tied it up right away, just 51 seconds later Braden Fischer was able to beat Mirwald from a far out shot.

But the Wolverines scored once again, on the powerplay again, by Boston Bird at 4:24.

There was no other goal until later in the first when Nathan Driver scored on the powerplay with two and half minutes left in the first.

In the second, on the end of an extended powerplay for the Oil Capitals, Tyler Thoendel was able to snipe one past Mirwald to give the Oil Capitals a 3-2 lead.

Early in the third, Evan Groening scored to put the Oil Capitals up by two.

Boston Bird responded with a powerplay goal to make it a hat trick for him and a one goal game.

But a late push by the Wolverines resulted in a few posts, but no goal as they dropped Game 2.

Bailey Monteith stopped 32 of 35 shots for the win, while Brett Mirwald stopped 26 of 30 in the loss.

Both team’s powerplays were off the charts, as the Wolverines went 3/6 on the man advantage. Virden scored twice on their six chances.

The Wolverines will face a must-win back on home ice on Thursday March 31st at 7:30pm.