Wolverines Host Oil Caps’ With Playoff Implications On The Line

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines will look to put a pair of disappointing losses in the review mirror on Tuesday night when they host the visiting Virden Oil Capitals.

After dropping a 5-3 loss to the Portage Terriers last Friday night, the Wolverines followed it up with a less than ideal performance in Winnipeg.

After the Wolverines answered an early Blues goal it was all Winnipeg as they would go on to score two goals on a full two-minute 5-on-3 powerplay before adding three more to take a 6-2 victory.

Now 4-6-0-0 in their last ten, the Wolverines will need to bring everything they’ve got to the table on Tuesday when Virden hits the ice in Waywayseecappo.

Head to Head

Through four games against the Oil Capitals this season, the Wolverines have gone a perfect 4-0-0-0.

It has been nearly two months since these two clubs met back on December 12 in Virden when the Wolverines trailed 4-2 going into the third period.

The Wolverines would go on to score 3 goals in the opening 9 minutes of the third before Virden tied it at 5-5. Matthew Kasowski would give the Wolverines a 6-5 lead with 1:53 remaining and they would hold on to secure the comeback win.

Conrad Phillips leads the way through four games against Virden with 5 assists while Jack Kennedy’s 3 goals and 1 assist have helped the Wolverines to victory.

Oil Capitals Outlook

The Oil Caps’ last ten games have been much like the Wolverines with the visitors going 4-6-0-0 which includes three straight losses. In those three losses, Virden has been outscored 16-4.

Hunter Cloutier, Tanner Andrew, and Kolten Kanaski continue to lead the way offensively for Virden.

Virden enters Tuesday night as the most penalized team in the MJHL (1049) and also leads the league in goals scored (193).

Virden will certainly be hungry for victory with the race for fifth place heating up along with three straight losses to Portage twice and Dauphin.

News and Notes

Virden remains two points back of the Wolverines with one game in hand in the battle for fifth place in the standings.

After Tuesday’s matchup, the Wolverines will have a full six days between games before the club returns back to home ice on Tuesday, February 11 to host Neepawa.

Jack Kennedy will be suiting up in his 99th MJHL regular-season game while Gerrik Ripley will take part in his 99th CJHL regular-season game on Tuesday night.

Defenseman, Nick Doyle sits two points back of 100 in his MJHL career.

The Wolverines and Oil Caps’ will meet one more time this season in what will be the Wolverines final regular-season game of 2020 on February 29 in Waywayseecappo.

Where to Watch

Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Oil Capitals live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.