The Virden Oil Capitals scored three power-play goals in the third period to defeat the host Selkirk Steelers 4-2 Sunday afternoon in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Devan Schram, Cory Haverstick and Brendyn Illchuk all score in the third for Virden (14-19-6), with Lyrik Friesen supplying the other goal. Eric Pushka and Riley Derlago replied for Selkirk (22-15-2).
Brandon’s Cody Nelson and Souris’ Jordan Greig both picked up assists for the victors.
In Saturday’s games, it was: Dauphin Kings 4, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3 in a shootout; Steinbach Pistons 4, Oil Capitals 2; OCN Blizzard 6, Neepawa Natives 2; Portage Terriers 4, Winkler Flyers 0; and Winnipeg Blues 4, Swan Valley Stampeders 2.
Kings 4 Wolverines 3
At Wayway, Jesse Sinatynski scored twice in the third period and again in the shootout to lead the Kings (26-10-2). Guillaume Naud scored Dauphin’s other goal, while Deloraine native Sutton Olson added one assist. Zaine Walker, Brenden Luchinski and Kyle Threndyle all had one goal and one assist for Wayway (13-18-4).
Pistons 4 Oil Capitals 2
At Virden, Justin Augert scored twice, while Myles Nykoluk added one goal and two assists for the Pistons (17-17-2). Nelson and Devan Schram replied for the Oil Caps, who got an assist from Greig.
Blizzard 6 Natives 2
At The Pas, Roger Tagoona netted a pair of third-period goals to secure the win for the league-leading Blizzard (28-11-3), while Brandonite Josh Elmes picked up two assists. Brayden Cuthbert, who’s also from Brandon, scored one goal for Neepawa (9-23-5).
Terriers 4 Flyers 0
At Winkler, Brent Wold scored two goals and set up another for the Terriers (21-12-1). Adam Iwan made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season. Reed Peters stopped 30 shots in net for Winkler (9-21-8).
Blues 4 Stampeders 2
At Swan River, Jeremy Olinyk set up both of Connor Cleverley’s goals for the Blues (24-12-0). Virden’s Landon Peel had two assists for Swan Valley (23-11-4), while Boissevain’s Jagger Thomas and Killarney’s Colton Magwood had one each.
KOOP OFF TO PISTONS
Neepawa traded 20-year-old goalie Corey Koop to Steinbach on Sunday. The Natives will receive future considerations in return.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 7, 2013