Corey Haverstick capped his first hat trick of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League season with a short-handed marker in the third period and he set up two other goals on Wednesday night as the Virden Oil Capitals topped the host Portage Terriers 5-2.
In Wednesday’s other games, it was: Dauphin Kings 3, Steinbach Pistons 2 (OT); and OCN Blizzard 3, Neepawa Natives 2.
At Portage la Prairie, Elkhorn’s Curtis Oliver finished the night with four assists, while Artsiom Kalashnikov supplied the other goals for the Sher-Wood Division-leading Oil Capitals (19-9-1), who got a 33-save performance from Kyler Beckett.
Brett Orr, who’s also from Elkhorn, and Tyler Jeanson replied for the Terriers (18-7-5), who have dropped six straight games.
Kings 3 Pistons 2 (OT)
At Steinbach, Brent Wold tied the game in the third period and scored the game-winner in the extra frame as the Kings (15-12-1) upset the league-leading Pistons (21-6-1).
Dalton Siwak scored Dauphin’s other goal, which was set up by Souris’s Tanner Butler. Colin Beaudry and Tyler Penner both had a goal and a helper for Steinbach.
Blizzard 3 Natives 2
At Neepawa, Alex Henry made 49 saves to backstop the Blizzard (14-16-1), who got goals from Damien Kulynych, Edward Bayer and T.J. Constant, to victory.
Killarney’s Colton Magwood had a goal for Neepawa (7-18-4), which dropped its seventh straight, while Riley Hillis netted the other marker. Brandonite Tyson Verhelst made 32 saves for the Natives.
Natives’ Hillis honoured
Hillis has been named the MJHL’s Manitoba Pork Peak Performer of the month for his work on and off the ice.
The 18-year-old forward, who has 11 goals and 15 points in 28 games, spends mornings working youth hockey clinics and volunteers at local schools and with the Salvation Army.
Beckett nets Oil Caps award
Beckett has earned the nod as Virden’s player of the month for November.
The 18-year-old racked up a 5-1-1 record with three shutouts, a 1.71 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage in seven games.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 5, 2013