Oil Caps’ Halliday enjoying strong sophomore season

In his second season with the Virden Oil Capitals, Dylan Halliday is displaying his scoring prowess.

Through 37 games this season the 18-year-old Brandon product had already equaled the 12 goals he scored in 48 contests last season. With 26 points, Halliday had surpassed the 25 he posted as a rookie.

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“Dylan is one of the most skilled guys I’ve coached,” Virden head coach Tyson Ramsey said. “He sees the ice well and has the ability to score. He is playing really well right now and as long as he keeps his feet moving and works hard off the ice, he will continue to be effective for us.”

Two times this season Halliday has lit the lamp twice in a game. As of Sunday, he was fifth on the team in goals with 12. Halliday placed seventh on the squad with 26 points. What has allowed the 6-foot-2, 205-pounder to put up points this season?

“Just confidence, I think,” Halliday said. “I’ve always felt I’ve had the capability to produce for this team and I think it’s just me taking another step to being where I want to be and that’s a top end scorer in this league.”

Halliday billets with Sasha Boyd and her daughter Brynlee. When asked what he enjoys about playing for the Oil Caps, he said it is a “great group of guys in the room and it’s close to my hometown of Brandon, which is a huge bonus for me.”

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