Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Hitmen roster down to 35; Pre-Season begins Friday in Regina

From the Hitmen Office:

Calgary, AB – Calgary Hitmen Main Training Camp came to a close Tuesday night as Team Black beat Team White 4-1 in the annual intra-squad game at Max Bell Centre.

Goalies Ryan Rewerts and Evan Johnson combined to make 37 saves backstopping Team Black to victory.

Connor Rankin, Dawson Martin, Jordan Stallard and Dalton Gally all scored for Team Black while Pavel Karnaukhov had a pair of assists.

Michael Zipp had the lone goal for Team White.

See the complete scoring summary below.

Team Black 4 Team White 1

First Period
No Scoring

Second Period
1. Team Black: Connor Rankin, (1) (Dalton Gally, Mark Kastelic), 2:37
2. Team Black: Dawson Martin, (1) (Ben Thomas), 10:00

Third Period
3. Team Black: Jordan Stallard, (1) (Jake Bean, Pavel Karnaukhov), 11:40
4. Team White: Michael Zipp, (1) (Radel Fazleev, Chase Lang) 19:09 PP
5. Team Black: Dalton Gally, (1) (Pavel Karnaukhov, Linden Penner) 19:36 EN

Goaltenders (shots-saves) Team Black: Ryan Rewerts (15/15), Evan Johnson (10:00 of second) (W, 1-0) (21-22); Team White: Brandon Kegler (15/16), Kyle Dumba (10:00 of second) (L, 0-1) (15/17).

After the game the club trimmed their roster from 48 players to 35.  They include 21 forwards, 10 defencemen and four goalies.

The Hitmen will now begin their six game pre-season schedule this weekend with a pair of games at the Regina pre-season tournament.  They’ll take on the host Pats Friday night at 7pm before facing the Prince Albert Raiders Saturday at 3pm.

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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