HITMEN HEADLINES: Calgary (7-8-0-1) plays game five of a season long six game East Division road trip tonight when they visit the Moose Jaw Warriors (10-5-1-0). It's their first meeting since the October 26th trade that saw the Hitmen acquire 18-year-old center Joey Kornelsen, 20-year-old defenceman Collin Bowman and a fourth round pick in 2012 from the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for 19-year-old forward Justin Kirsch and 20-year-old center Kenton Miller.
VS. MOOSE JAW: Tonight is the first of four meetings with the Warriors. Last season they split their four meetings with the road team winning once in each other’s building.
-Oct 2 in Cal; Hitmen 6 Warriors 2
-Nov 21 in MJ; Warriors 6 Hitmen 3
-Dec 28 in Cal; Warriors 6 Hitmen 1
-Feb 16 in MJ; Hitmen 3 Warriors 1
MUCH IMPROVED: It took until December 3rd, or Game 28 for the Hitmen to win their seventh game of the season a year ago. Last night’s seventh win came in Game 16.
STREAKS: Brooks Macek (2a) has points in back-to-back games. Calder Brooks (1g 3a) had his four game point streak snapped last night in Regina.
EAST FEAST: Calgary is 5-2-0-1 against teams from the East Division. That also includes a 4-1 record on the road in Saskatchewan.