The Blues appeared to come back after the break with renewed energy. They had command of the puck early on, outshooting the Oil Caps 14-6 in the first period.
Blues veteran defenceman Dylan Cassie was the first to find the back of the net. His goal was assisted by fellow vets Kelton Sutherland and Codey Behun. The Blues would close out the first period with a 1-0 lead.
The second period saw more of the same. Cassie padded his stats with a pair of assists. Ty Naaykens picked up a goal and an assist, while Mikol Sartor put up the Blues’ third goal of the night. The Blues had a sizeable 3-0 lead heading into the third.
Virden came into the closing period with some more pep in their step. They put away two quick goals, narrowing the score to 3-2.
However, the Blues weren’t done there. Braeden Binda and Sullivan Shortreed each added unassisted goals within thirty-two seconds of each other, extending the Blues’ lead to 5-2.
Griffin Chwaliboga posted the hosts’ sixth goal of the night and was assisted by Sartor.
The Blues play again on Tuesday night when they host the top-ranked Portage Terriers. Puck drop for that game is at 7 p.m.