Saturday, 23 August 2014

Hitmen Main Camp fitness test results

From the Hitmen Office:

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club opened their 2014 Main Camp with fitness testing Saturday evening at Don Hartman North East Sportsplex (5206 - 68 Street NE).  Over 40 returning players, list players and camp invites were put through a series of tests conducted by Hitmen strength and conditioning coach Sean Hope-Ross.  The top performers in each category are listed below.

155 lbs. Bench Press: Connor Rankin (27 reps)
Full extension Chin-ups to Muscular Failure: Lochlan Morrison (24 reps)
Broad Jump: Ben Thomas (271 cm)
Beep Test: Elliott Peterson (Stage 13)

The 81 players invited to Main Camp, which includes the 38 advancing from Rookie Camp, have been split into four teams and will now take to the ice for two days of scrimmages beginning tomorrow at Don Hartman North East Sportsplex.

All on-ice training camp scrimmages are free and open to the public.

Training camp will wrap up with the annual Calgary Hitmen Intra-Squad game on Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm.  The contest will be hosted by the Calgary Canucks and played at Max Bell Centre (1001 Barlow Trail SE).  Adult tickets are $5.00, Child tickets are $2.00 with all proceeds supporting the Calgary Canucks Junior A Hockey team.

Calgary Hitmen 2014 Main Camp Schedule

Sunday, August 24

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
8:30AM - 10:00AM         Game 1 (White vs. Black)
10:15AM - 11:45AM       Game 2 (Red vs. Grey)
2:45PM - 4:15PM           Game 3 (Red vs. Black)
4:30PM - 6:00PM           Game 4 (Grey vs. White)

Monday, August 25

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
8:30AM - 10:00AM         Game 5 (Red vs. White)
10:15AM - 11:45AM       Game 6 (Grey vs. Black)
2:45PM - 4:15PM           Game 7 (Red vs. Grey)
5:00PM - 6:30PM           Game 8 (White vs. Black)

Tuesday, August 26

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
10:00AM - 11:00AM       Goaltender Development (All Goalies) at Don Hartman NE Sportsplex

Max Bell Centre
7:00PM - 9:30PM           Annual Intra-Squad Game (Black vs. White)

Note: All ice sessions are subject to change.  Media will be notified accordingly.

The Hitmen will then open their six game pre-season schedule on Friday, August 29 in Regina against the Pats.  The 72 game 2014-15 regular season schedule begins on Saturday, September 20 with the Home Opener against the Red Deer Rebels.  Game time is 7:00pm at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary Hitmen season tickets for the 20th anniversary season are available now at the Scotiabank Saddledome box office.  In appreciation for the continued support the Hitmen receive from the community, the purchase or renewal of select 2014-15 season ticket packages will include a complimentary premium 20th anniversary jersey.  For more ticket information or to order a limited edition jersey, visit or call 403-777-4646.

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