The Niverville Nighthawks couldn’t muster any offence throughout the evening as they lost 2–1 to the Virden Oil Capitals in a tightly contested game on Saturday night at the CRRC. With the loss, the Nighthawks move to fourth place in the MJHL’s East Division with a record of 12–7–1.
It was a battle of two teams who play in separate divisions and thus don’t see a whole lot of one another throughout the season.
Virden took it to the Nighthawks, outshooting the home team by a 31–19 margin. A pair of first period goals from the Oil Capitals seemed to set the tone, and they never looked back.
Niverville was able to get a goal back midway through the second period when Ty Kennett potted home his fifth of the season, assisted by Kaycee Coyle.
Unfortunately, that was all the offence the Nighthawks were able to generate on the night. The two teams played to a scoreless third period, with Virden holding on. Keegan Gordon stopped 29 shots in the Nighthawks goal in the loss.
The Nighthawks are back in action with a home game at the CRRC on November 15 against the Neepawa Titans. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m.