Myles Nykoluk scored twice in the first period and set up another goal in the second to help the Virden Oil Capitals beat the Neepawa Natives 4-0 in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Friday night in Virden.
Jon Gaudet added a goal and two assists for Virden (5-3-2), which got its other marker from Kolby Woods.
Kyler Beckett stopped 35 shots to record his first shutout of the season.
Corey Koop made 34 saves for Neepawa (4-7-1).
In Friday’s other games, it was: OCN Blizzard 5, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 4 (SO); Dauphin Kings 6, Selkirk Steelers 3; Swan Valley Stampeders 5, Portage Terriers 2; and Winnipeg Blues 5, Winkler Flyers 4 (SO).
Blizzard 5 Wolverines 4 (SO)
At The Pas, David Haaf and Pilot Mound’s Brett Pinkerton scored one minute apart late in the third period to tie their game, but the Wolverines (4-5-2) fell in the shootout. Pinkerton finished with a goal and an assist, and Brandon’s Andrew Clark also added a goal. Riley Feser, who’s also from Brandon, made 36 saves for Wayway.
Brandonite Josh Elmes had one assist for OCN (10-2-1).
Kings 6 Steelers 3
At Dauphin, Jesse Sinatynski scored two goals and had one helper to lead the Kings (7-4-0) to victory. Deloraine’s Sutton Olson added two assists and Souris’ Tanner Butler had another for the Kings. Parker Thomas replied with two goals for Selkirk (4-5-1).
Stampeders 5 Terriers 2
At Portage la Prairie, Dylan Favell led the Stampeders (4-4-1) with one goal and two helpers, while Virden’s Landon Peel chipped in with one assist. Zack Waldvogel and Matt Glowa replied for the Terriers (6-4-1).
Blues 5 Flyers 4 (SO)
At Winnipeg, the host Blues (8-3-1) scored three times in the third period to force overtime and won in the shootout. Kurt Keats had one goal and two assists for Winnipeg. Cartwright’s Jory Mullin had one goal and one assist for Winkler (4-5-3), while Brandon’s Tanner Jago scored once.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 20, 2012