Friday, 9 December 2011

Prince Albert at Calgary

The Calgary Hitmen (15-13-1-1) open a two game home stand tonight as they welcome the Prince Albert Raiders (9-21-1-1) to Scotiabank Saddledome.  Game time is 7:00 p.m.  The Hitmen are coming off Tuesday's 6-2 loss in Edmonton while the Raiders were 6-3 winners at home over Regina on Tuesday. 

It's the fourth and final regular season meeting between the two teams.  Calgary leads the season series 3-0.  Jimmy Bubnick (4g 2a), Collin Bowman (3g 3a), Brady Brassart (3g 3a) and Spencer Humphries (2g 4a) all have six points each against the Raiders while Kellan Tochkin (2g 1a) tops Prince Albert with three points against the Hitmen.
-Nov 1 in PA:  Calgary 5 PA 2
-Nov 19 in Cal: Calgary 7 PA 1
-Nov 26 in PA: Calgary 8 PA 2

Calgary enters tonight tied for seventh in the Eastern Conference with Regina.  Both teams have 32 points.  The Hitmen have lost three of their last four, but two of those setbacks were at the hands of the Eastern Conference leading Edmonton Oil Kings.  Prince Albert meanwhile is riding a season high three game winning streak but remain last in the 12 team Eastern Conference with 20 points. 

Top Scorers:

Cody Sylvester 12g 18a 30pts
Victor Rask 15g 9a 24pts
Jimmy Bubnick 11g 13a 24pts

Prince Albert
Justin Maylan 14g 21a 35pts
*Mark McNeill 13g 19a 32pts
Brandon Herrod 11g 13a 24pts
Kellan Tochkin 7g 17a 24pts

*McNeill is one of the 43 invites to Hockey Canada's World Junior Selection Camp that starts tomorrow and runs till Wednesday in Calgary

DID YOU KNOW?  Prince Albert has given up 131 goals, that's the third most of any team in the WHL for an average of 4.09 per game.  The Hitmen have scored just seven goals in their last four games after turning on the red light 25 times in their previous four contests.

TONIGHT'S PROMOTIONS:  It's Subway Soccer Day.  Fans can participate in the Subway Soccer Ball Toss by purchasing one ball for $5 or five balls for $20 for a chance to win two $1,000 Berry Flooring packages; a $1,000 flight credit; or two $500 Husky gas packages.  Proceeds from the toss are directed to Fields for Life, providing kids with the opportunity to play soccer in Calgary and improving local playing field.  It's also Student Night.  Show your student I.D. to receive a special ticket rate of $8.

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