The Calgary Hitmen wrap up a three game BC Division road trip tonight in Vancouver. Calgary (7-2-1-1) is tied for top spot in the Eastern Conference with Prince Albert at 16 points while Vancouver (2-7-0-0) is last in the Western Conference with 4 points.
Radio Broadcast on Sportsnet 960 The Fan begins at 7pm (MST) with a one hour pre-game show.
Tonight is the first of two meetings between the Hitmen and Giants. Over the last five seasons Calgary has had Vancouver's number posting a 8-0-0-1 record including a 5-0 mark on the west coast.
Photo Credit: Brad Watson
FAMILIAR FACE: Trevor Cheek, who played two full seasons in Calgary before a September 26th trade to Vancouver, faces his former team for the first time. Calgary received a fourth round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft and fifth round pick in the 2014 draft in return for the overage forward. Cheek played 124 career regular season games in Calgary collecting 74 points.
HOMECOMING: Five members of the Hitmen return to the lower mainland tonight: Joey Kornelsen, Chase Clayton and Jake Virtanen all call Abbotsford home while Jose Thrower is from Squamish and Spencer Humphries from Tsawwassen.
STREAKIN': Zane Jones has goals in back-to-back games to start the road trip scoring twice in Prince George and once in Victoria. Brooks Macek (6g, 13a) had his 10 game point streak halted Thursday in Victoria.
MILESTONE WATCH: Forward Brady Brassart will play his 200th career WHL contest tonight in Vancouver. Captain Cody Sylvester is one point shy of his 150th career WHL point.
Brooks Macek 6g 13a 19pts (Tied for 3rd in WHL Scoring Race)
Brady Brassart 6g 8a 14pts
Cody Sylvester 8g 2a 10pts
Zane Jones 5g 5a 10pts
Jackson Houck 2g 10a 12pts
Marek Tvrdon 1g 7a 8pts
Cain Franson 6g 1a 7pts
Nathan Burns 5g 2a 7pts
David Musil 2g 5a 7pts