Artsiom Kalashnikov scored a pair of goals to lead the Virden Oil Capitals to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs on Monday night.
Jordan Greig of Souris and Lucas Oliver of Melita also scored goals at Virden’s Tundra Oil and Gas Place as the Oil Capitals took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven league quarter-final series. Max Flanagan scored for the Stampeders, who will host Game 6 Wednesday in Swan River at 7:30 p.m.
Adam Iwan made 31 saves for Virden, while Cole Holowenko stopped 34 shots for Swan Valley.
Pistons 6 Terriers 5 (2OT)
Late Sunday night in Steinbach, Daniel Taillefer took advantage of a five-minute power play to net the game-winner in double overtime as the host Pistons edged the Portage Terriers 6-5.
Colin Baudry posted a hat trick and Justin Augert added two goals for Steinbach, which got 40 saves from Zach Rakochy. Brad Bowles of Elkhorn and Drake Bodie both scored twice for the Terriers. Zac Robidoux stopped 49 shots. With the win, the Pistons took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series and will try to wrap it up tonight in Portage.
From Neepawa to Nipissing
Jaret Smith of the Neepawa Natives has committed to play CIS hockey for the Nipissing University Lakers next season. The 20-year-old forward notched eight goals and 31 points in 44 MJHL games.
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