106 Minutes and 35 seconds,
That was how evenly matched these two teams are. Both battle ready and deadlocked at zero a piece, until early in the 3rd period.
Steelers would get on the board first 2 minutes into the 3rd with a goal by Noah Basarab (ASST: Carter Barley and Nate Halvorsen), however, 20 seconds later the Virden Oil Captials, Keagan Morrison, would tie the game at 1.
Midway through the period Hunter Cloutier (ASST: Jack Einarson and Tristen Cross) and it would be the Steelers Carter Barley who would tie it up at 2 goals each.
Kolten Kanaski (ASST: Ben Dalke) of the Oil Capitals, put the game winning goal passed Zach Bennett, giving the Oil Capitals the 3 – 2 win and Playoff Series lead 1 – 0
Zach Bennett played with his heart on his sleeve, battling and turning away 50 of the 53 shots taken on net.
Game 2 will be in Virden on Sunday, March 12th at 7:30pm