Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Hitmen roster down to 48; Intra-Squad game Tuesday night

From the Hitmen Office:

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club has trimmed their Main Camp roster from 62 players to 48.  They include 28 forwards, 15 defencemen and five goalies.

The moves come as the team prepares for tomorrow’s annual Calgary Hitmen Intra-Squad game at Max Bell Centre (1001 Barlow Trail SE).   The contest, which begins at 7pm, will feature several of the clubs NHL drafted prospects and will be will be hosted by the Calgary Canucks.  Adult tickets are $5.00, Child tickets are $2.00 with all proceeds supporting the Calgary Canucks Junior A Hockey team.

The Hitmen wrapped up their 2014 Main Camp scrimmages on Monday with three games at Don Hartman North East Sportsplex.  Each session 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 Black 10 Team White 1
Colin Grannary had four points (2g,2a) to lead Team Black while Radel Fazleev (2g,1a), Beck Malenstyn (1g,2a) and Kenton Helgesen (3a) all had three points each.

Game 2: Team Red 5 Team Black 2
Pavel Karnaukhov had a goal and two assists for Team Red while Marshall Donald added a goal and an assist.  Ben Thomas was in on both goals for Team Black scoring once while setting up the other.

Game 3: Team White 8 Team Red 4
Terrell Draude scored twice to lead Team White’s scoring attack while Connor Rankin and Elliott Peterson both had a goal and an assist.  Travis Sanheim was the top point producer for Team Red with a goal and an assist.

Calgary Hitmen 2014 Main Camp Schedule

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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