A new week brings new opportunities for the Titans. Even though it is against the same Oil Capitals team, this time the standings have been flipped. Virden now holds that highly coveted last playoff spot with 14 games remaining for the Titans.
On Saturday night in Neepawa it will be another 100th game for a Titan forward. Twenty year old assistant captain, Rylan Gudnason will achieve this milestone.
Rylan has this to say about his transition to Neepawa.
“Coming to Neepawa has been a great experience. From the start of a rebuild my first year to the name change this year, it’s been awesome to help turn the program around and get things rolling in the right direction. I was blessed to have great teammates the whole way throughout as well as great billets, coaching and community support. Neepawa is a great welcoming community. I have enjoyed my time here.”
Rylan has played all 98 of his MJHL games with the Neepawa Titans. He has scored 31 goals, 26 assists and added 235 penalty minutes.
“Throughout my time here my game has improved overall greatly. I am a much smoother skater as well as faster and have gained lots of confidence with the puck. I feel the program has prepared me to move on to the next level come fall.” Gudnason said
Head Coach and General Manager, Ken Pearson had this to say about Rylan.
“Rylan came to our organization 3 years ago, a fresh faced 18 year old and has continued to improve each year. His work Ethic on and off the ice is second to none and he is someone our younger players can look up to. Congratulations on 100 games Rylan”
Another two important games are on the horizon heading into the weekend. With a record of 19-17-4 Virden currently sit 5 points ahead of the Titans.
Gudnason has this to say about what to expect from the Oil Capitals.
“We can expect Virden to come out fast and physical right from the start. We will have to come out with a higher intensity level right off the drop of the puck. These are some huge games. We just gotta get out there and give’r.”
The Titans travel to Virden on Friday night and play at the Yellowhead Centre here in Neepawa on Saturday at 7:30. With health and safety restrictions changing, we are now allowed 500 fans to attend the game.
Goals: Lapointe (20)
Assists: Wilton (28)
Points: Wilton (40)
Goals: Driver (26)
Assists: Fischer (31)