Wolverines Drop Final Home Preseason Game To Oil Capitals

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines three-game preseason win streak would come to an end on Saturday night as the Virden Oil Capitals skated away with a 5-3 win.

Both the Wolverines and Oil Capitals would strike early in what was an uneventful first period. Dylan Halliday walked in alone and fired one past the glove of Thomson Phinney to give the Oil Capitals a 1-0 lead at the 2:15 mark.

Under three minutes later, the Wolverines would strike on the powerplay. Reagan Rabbit’s point shot would deflect off a body in front and find its way past Oil Capitals Goaltender, Riley Wallace to tie it up at 1-1.

Just as they did in the first, Virden would get an early one in the second period. Almost identical to their first goal, Colin Cook would come in on a breakaway and beat Thomson Phinney’s glove to give the Oil Capitals a 2-1 lead.

Following Cook’s goal, both teams would trade chances but neither would find the back of the net.

It was Deja Vu at the beginning of the third. Josh Belcher found the twine for the Oil Capitals to increase their lead to 3-1. No more than three minutes later, Virden struck to make it 4-1 when Roux Bazin slid one past Adam Swan.

50 seconds later, Jack Kennedy’s point shot would beat Wallace to cut the Wolverines deficit to two, only to see the Oil Capitals strike again to make it 5-2.

Late in the third period, Josh Baker would bring the Wolverines back within two when his shot beat Eric Reid. Cole Mentuck and Cameron Trimble would pick up assists on the scoring play.

The Wolverines would pull their goaltender to make a late push but would come up short as the Virden Oil Capitals would come away with a 5-3 win.

Next up for the Wolverines is a date with the OCN Blizzard on the road Sunday night.

It could be the first time ever that three sets of brothers suited up for the Wolverines all at once. Ryley & Austin Cardinal, Jack & Beau Kennedy, and Logan & Colby Wotton we’re all part of the lineup on Friday Saturday.