Sunday, 23 October 2011

Kootenay at Calgary

The Calgary Hitmen (4-4-0-1) are back in Scotiabank Saddledome this evening to host the Kootenay Ice (8-3-0-2).  Game time is 4pm.  The Hitmen have won a season high three in a row and are coming off Thursday's 3-1 win in Regina.  The Ice meanwhile were 2-1 winners at home last night against the Moose Jaw Warriors.

SEASON SERIES:  The two teams have met twice this season with the home team winning both.
-Sept. 24 in Cranbrook: Ice 5 Hitmen 1.  Ice goalie Nathan Lieuwen made 29 saves in a first star performance.
-Oct. 2 in Calgary: Hitmen 4 Ice 2.  Danny Gayle and Victor Rask each had 1g 1a for Calgary.

DID YOU KNOW?  The Ice have played four more games than the Hitmen this season....Kootenay is 2-2-0-2 on the road while the Hitmen are 2-1-0-1 at home....The Ice have given up an average of two goals per game this season while Calgary has scored a combined 15 goals during their current three game winning streak.

ABORIGINAL NIGHT:  Today's game will celebrate the Aboriginal culture.  With representation from the Blood Tribe, Siksika Nation, Tsuu T'ina Nation and Piikani Nation, fans will experience a traditional Drum Group and Aboriginal Dance during the game.

PINK HELMETS:  The Hitmen will wear pink helmets during warm-ups today.  They are among the items up for bid in the Hockey Mums Fight Breast Cancer Fundraiser.  Find the online auction here!

Top Scorers

Victor Rask 6g 5a 11pts
Brooks Macek 3g 6a 9pts
Cody Sylvester 2g 7a 9pts

Max Reinhart 6g 9a 15pts
Jesse Ismond 4g 6a 10pts
Joey Leach 2g 8a 10pts

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