Calgary Hitmen Main Camp kicked off Friday night with registration and fitness testing. Over 50 players were tested in five different categories conducted by Hitmen strength and conditioning coach Sean Hope-Ross and the National Sports Development staff. They included the following: 155lb Bench Press, Chin Ups, Curl Ups, Broad Jump and Beep-Test.
Here were the leaders in each category:
Spencer Humphries 25 reps
Cameron Preymack 22
Cody Sylvester 285 centimetres
Curl Ups (Also known as Sit-ups)
Paul Biegel 99
Beep-Test (An endurance running test)
Jacob Ruissen Stage 12.5
Brady Brassart runs the beep test
Peter Kosterman in the Curl-Up Test
Greg Chase in the Broad Jump Test
A total of 26 rookies, who were not fitness tested for a second time, have been invited to main camp.
Scrimmages begin Sunday morning at 8:30 with a total of 81 players split into four teams. I'll be at all main camp scrimmages posting scoring summaries.
All on-ice sessions, including the Intra-Squad Game, are free and open to the public. Rosters will be available at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex.
Calgary Hitmen 2012 Main Camp Itinerary
Sunday, August 26
8:30AM - 10:00AM Game 1 (White vs. Black)
10:15AM - 11:45AM Game 2 (Red vs. Copper)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Game 3 (Red vs. Black)
3:15PM - 5:15PM Game 4 (Copper vs. White)
Monday, August 27
9:00AM - 10:30AM Game 5 (Black vs. White)
12:00PM - 1:30PM Game 6 (Red vs. Black)
3:00PM - 4:30PM Game 7 (Red vs. White)
Tuesday, August 28
11:00AM - 1:30PM Annual Intra-Squad Game (Black vs. White)
Following Training Camp, the Hitmen will play a total of six pre-season games with the only local game taking place at WinSport (C.O.P.) on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Red Deer Rebels. On Saturday, September 22, Calgary hosts division rival Kootenay Ice for the 2012-13 Adrenalin Source For Sports Home Opener. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.