Saturday, 16 February 2013

Victoria at Calgary

The Calgary Hitmen play their first home game since January 27th tonight at home against the Victoria Royals.  Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome.  It's the Husky Hitmen 7th Man.  Fans attending the game have an opportunity to win some great prizes including up to $500 in Husky gas.

Calgary is coming off their longest road trip in franchise history, a nine game swing, that ended Wednesday night in Spokane with a 4-3 loss to the Chiefs.  It snapped Calgary's four game winning streak and ended their journey with a record of 5-4.

Victoria enters tonight having lost 2-1 in a shootout last night in Red Deer.  It was the Patrik Bartosak show as the Rebels goalie made 44 saves through overtime plus three more in the shootout.

THE STANDINGS:  Calgary is third in the WHL's Eastern Conference with 78 points while the Royals are fifth in the Western Conference with 69 points.

WHAT'S LEFT:  Including tonight, of Calgary's 14 remaining regular season games, nine are at Scotiabank Saddledome.

SEASON SERIES:  Tonight is the third and final regular season meeting.  After Victoria produced a 3-1 win on Vancouver Island on October 18th, the Hitmen bounced back with a 5-2 win over the Royals at the 'Dome on November 9th.


Cody Sylvester 31g 37a 68pts
Brooks Macek 27g 39a 68pts
Brady Brassart 23g 34a 57pts

Alex Gogolev 20g 45a 65pts (lower body injury, 10-14 days)
Brandon Magee 28g 23a 51pts
Jamie Crooks 28g 14a 42pts

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