Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Hitmen roster cut to 62; Main camp scrimmages continue Monday

From the Hitmen Office:

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club opened the on-ice portion of their 2014 Main Camp on Sunday with four scrimmages at Don Hartman North East Sportsplex (5206 - 68 Street NE).  Each game consisted of a pair of 35 minute straight time periods with penalty shots replacing powerplays.  Below is a recap of each contest.

Game 1: Team White 8 Team Black 2
Pavel Karnaukhov, the club’s top pick in this summer’s CHL Import Draft, scored twice and set up another goal to lead Team White while Mason Mullaney added a goal and an assist.  Goaltender Kyle Dumba had a strong performance in relief for Team Black stopping 19 of 20 shots.

Game 2: Team Red 6 Team Grey 5
Adam Tambellini had a dominant outing for Team Red scoring once and adding four assists.  Taylor Sanheim also scored twice in the victory.  Greg Chase paced Team Grey’s scoring attack with a pair of goals while Beck Malenstyn had a goal and an assist.

Game 3: Team Black 4 Team Red 3
Terrell Draude scored twice, including the game winner, lifting Team Black to the one goal win.  Kenton Helgesen led Team Red in the loss with a goal and an assist

Game 4: Team White 5 Team Grey 3
Radel Fazleev and Pavel Karnaukhov both had a goal and assist to lead Team White’s scoring parade.  Greg Chase had a goal and an assist for Team Grey while Beck Malenstyn had two assists.

The Main Camp roster has now been reduced from 81 players to 62; 35 forwards, 19 defencemen and eight goalies.  They have been split into three teams that will take to the ice tomorrow for the final day of scrimmages.  Monday’s scrimmages, which begin at 10am, 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.

Note: Monday’s on-ice schedule has been updated with new times and teams from the original release.  Complete details are listed below.

Calgary Hitmen 2014 Main Camp Schedule

Monday, August 25

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
10:00AM - 11:30AM       Game 1 (White vs. Black)
12:00PM - 1:30PM         Game 2 (Red vs. Black)
2:00PM - 3:30PM           Game 3 (Red vs. White)

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)

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 www.hitmen20.com or call 403-777-4646.

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