Virden’s new Manitoba Junior Hockey League team will be known as the Virden Oil Capitals.
Town Mayor Jeff McConnell tweeted the name Wednesday.
The name replaces the Winnipeg Saints, which had its franchise moved to Virden recently. The Oil Capitals will play in the 2012-13 MJHL season.
The Oil Capitals will start their season ticket drive on May 25 and hope to sell 500 tickets. The drive will coincide with spring camp.
The new #Virden #MJHL team name is the Virden Oil Capitals! Go #OilCaps! #westman
— Jeff McConnell (@virdenmayor) May 16, 2012