Opening up a massive West Division weekend, Friday wasn’t Dauphin’s night.
The club never led as they found themselves in a 2-0 hole and they could never find a way to get back in the game as they lost a 4-1 game to the Virden Oil Capitals.
Dauphin did find some life when Alex Senf scored in the second period shorthanded; however, that was it for Dauphin as they wouldn’t score again.
Roux Bazin’s 12th goal of the game was the only marker in the first period as the Oil Capitals took a 1-0 lead after 20. Then on the second while on a 5-on-4, Joey Bielik tipped in a shot past Cole Sheffield as Virden took a 2-0 lead.
Senf would then get himself on a breakway while down a man and while his first shot hit the post, he batted in the rebound to trim the deficit to one, but Dean Gorchynski regained Virden’s two-goal lead with his ninth of the season a short time later.
Andrew Blocker sealed the game late with an empty-net as the Oil Capitals won their 29th of the season as they joined Waywayseecappo in a tie for third place in the West Division.
Dauphin; meanwhile, is now in fifth place, but they are only four points back of first after OCN and Swan Valley lost on Friday night. Dauphin and Virden will now meet on Saturday night at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.