The Calgary Hitmen (10-10-1-1) open a five game road trip tonight in Brandon against the Wheat Kings (16-7-1-1). The Hitmen are coming off Sunday's 6-5 home ice loss to Saskatoon while Brandon overcame a 6-3 third period deficit on the road Sunday to beat Moose Jaw 7-6 in OT.
Tonight marks the second of four meetings this season between the two clubs. On November 4th the Hitmen fell 5-2 in Brandon. The line of Brendan Walker (2g 2a), Mark Stone (1g 2a) and Michael Ferlund (2g 3a) combined for 11 points.
This morning after breakfast I caught up with Hitmen forward Trevor Cheek who has five points in his last three games (2g 3a). Listen here.
Tonight's Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan starts at 6pm MST.
Cody Sylvester 8g 12a 20pts
Jimmy Bubnick 8g 10a 18pts
Alex Gogolev 7g 10a 17pts
Mark Stone 22g 32a 54pts
Michael Ferland 15g 24a 39pts
Ryan Pulock 8g 19a 27pts
Eric Roy 4g 23a 27pts
STREAKIN: A combined 14 players take point streaks into tonight's game, eight Hitmen and six Wheat Kings. For Calgary Alex Gogolev (3g 6a) and Danny Gayle (2g 5a) are both riding four game point streaks. Trevor Cheek (2g 3a), Jimmy Bubnick (3g 4a), Cody Sylvester (2g 3a) and Spencer Humphries (2g 3a) all have points in three straight while Brooks Macek (2a) and Brady Brassart (1g 2a) both have points in back-to-back games. For Brandon Mark Stone (7g 9a) and Eric Roy (2g 6a) both carry six game point streaks into tonight. Darian Dziurzynski (4g 3a), Alessio Bertaggia (4g 2a) and Tyrel Seaman (1g 4a) have points in four straight while Brendan Walker (2g 1a) has points in back-to-back games.