The final MJHL pre-season game was played last night and it saw the Virden Oil Caps take down the Portage Terriers 4-1 at Tundra Oil and Gas Place. The league's 13 teams now get set to play for real with the regular season starting Friday night.
The Oil Caps Andrew Blocker opened the scoring at the mid-point of the first frame and his team built up a 3-0 lead before Ryan Botterill scored his 5th of the pre-season with seven minutes to go in the second. The Dogs would fire 27 shots at Eric Reid but Botterill's was the only one to beat the Virden netminder. Bailey Monteith played the entire game against his former team and turned aside 21 of the 25 shots he faced in the Terrier net.
The Terriers finished the pre-season with a 2-2 record and start the regular season on the road in Selkirk Friday night. A game you'll be able to hear on CFRY. (listen here) The same two teams will play in Portage's home opener, 6:30 p.m. on Sunday night at Stride Place.
Terrier marketing coordinator Cody Buhler joined the Country 93 morning show Monday to talk about the Geno Romanow Par 3 memorial golf event, the team's gigantic 50/50 draw, and what's to come for the week ahead...