For the first time 4 games, the Swan Valley Stampeders have fell to Virden as they dropped a 7-3 decision to the Oil Capitals on Thursday night.
The Stampeders struck first in the 1st as they would get a PP goal from Josh Maucieri, as his long shot would pinball past Virden G Kyle Kozma for his 6th of the season to make it 1-0 just 7:53 in.
Swan Valley would add to their lead just over 5 minutes, as Jamie Valentino intercepted a cross-ice pass and then hammered home his 1st MJHL goal top-shelf to make it a two goal Stamps' lead.
But the Oil Caps would respond late as their red-hot PP would strike twice, one off the stick of Brett Paddock and one from Dylan Halliday that evened it up at 2-2 after 1 period with shots in favour of Swan at 15-13.n
The hometown Oil Capitals would continue their momentum early in the 2nd as they would notch two quick goals just 62 seconds into the period to make it 4-2 Virden.
The Stamps responded though as with just a few seconds remaining on their PP, Ryley Lanthier walked out from the half-boards and snapped it short-side shelf on Kyle Kozma for his 4th of the season to make it one goal game.
But once again the Oil Caps' high-scoring offence responded in a big way with 3 unanswered goals to pull away off the sticks of Tanner Andrew (2) and Jack Einarson to lead them to their 6th straight win.
Kyle Kozma turned aside 27 of 30 shots in the Virden net to earn the victory while Mikael Foucher got the start between the pipes for Swan and turned aside 27 of 33 shots through 2 periods before being relieved for Jaden Little in the 3rd and he was solid stopping all 14 shots he faced.
The Stampeders will return to action on Saturday night at 7:30PM when they host the Neepawa Natives at 7:30PM.
The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers dropped their 3rd straight game on Thursday, losing 3-2 in the shootout to the Weyburn Red Wings.
Kaeden Taphorn and Gavin Ingram (1st SJHL goal) scored for the Terriers who got 36 saves from Philipe Bond in the shootout loss.
Dace Prymak and Mathieu Belanger repled for the Red Wings.
The Terriers will take the Trade Deadline Friday off and will return to action on Saturday in Estevan against the Bruins.
Other Thursday result:
Kindersley over Humboldt 5-2.