Oahe Capitals Avoid Late Game Collapse, Sweep the Weekend

The Oahe Capitals came into the weekend clinging to second place in the league standings needing to win four out of the last five games to clinch at least the second seed in the standings. Now, the Capitals need just two wins after sweeping the weekend beating Watertown 7-3 and Aberdeen 6-5 in overtime.

Saturday night, the Lakers came into town looking for a season sweep of the Capitals after beating them 5-3 in Watertown last month. The Caps came out firing with six different guys finding the back of the net with Caden Davis scoring twice in the win. Tate Mueller made 23 saves in net for the Capitals in the win.

The next day, the Capitals faced off against Aberdeen looking for the season sweep of the Cougars. The Capitals controlled the game through the first two periods leading 3-1. Spencer Wedin scored twice and Talon Griese scored for the Caps in the first two. In the third, the Caps allowed two goals and the Cougars tied the game at 3-3 before Davis scored on the power play to regain the lead for the Capitals. However, with the goalie pulled, Braydon Jones scored his second of the game to tie the game up and gave the Cougars the lead with just 30 seconds left short-handed. As Tate Mueller headed to the bench, Andy Gordon stepped on to the ice and found Griese who passed it to Davis in front of the net to tie the game up with just six seconds to play. The Cougars ended up taking a penalty after the goal was scored and put them on the penalty kill heading into overtime. In the overtime session, Wedin finished the hat-trick a minute and 12 seconds in and the Caps got the four points they needed over the weekend to keep pace in second place in the standings.

The Capitals next weekend will travel to Brookings and to Yankton before facing Sioux Falls in the season finale. Both games WILL NOT be on the air next weekend.