Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Hitmen Training Camp runs Aug 21-26

From the Hitmen Office:

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club will begin their historic 20th anniversary season in the Western Hockey League this week with the opening of the 2014 Training Camp on Thursday, August 21 at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Over 100 prospects and veterans are expected to attend the six-day camp that will include fitness testing, goalie development and on-ice practices and games.

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

The camp will be highlighted by the annual Calgary Hitmen Intra-Squad game which will be held on Tuesday, August 26 at 7pm.  The contest will be hosted by the Calgary Canucks and played at the Max Bell Centre.  Adult tickets are $5.00, Child tickets are $2.00 with all proceeds supporting the Calgary Canucks Junior A Hockey team.

The 2014 Training Camp will take place in three separate venues; Scotiabank Saddledome, Don Hartman North East Sportsplex (5206 - 68 Street NE) and Max Bell Centre (1001 Barlow Trail SE) as outlined in the schedules below.

Calgary Hitmen 2014 Rookie Camp Schedule

Thursday, August 21

Scotiabank Saddledome
3:00PM - 3:30PM           Player/Parent Orientation (Avison Young Club)
3:30PM – 6:00PM          Fitness Testing (Hitmen Weight Room)
                                    Parent and Media BBQ

Friday, August 22

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
8:30AM - 9:30AM           Practice 1 (White)
9:45AM - 10:45AM         Practice 2 (Red)
11:00AM - 12:00PM       Practice 3 (Black)
12:15PM - 1:15PM         Practice 4 (Grey)

2:00PM - 4:00PM           Game 1 (White vs. Red)
4:15PM - 6:15PM           Game 2 (Black vs. Grey)

Saturday, August 23

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
8:30AM - 10:00AM         Game 3 (Red vs. Grey)
10:15AM - 11:45AM       Game 4 (Black vs. White)
12:15PM - 1:15PM         Goaltender Development (All Goalies)
2:30PM - 4:00PM           Game 5 (Red vs. Black)
4:15PM - 6:15PM           Game 6 (White vs. Grey)

Calgary Hitmen 2014 Main Camp Schedule

Saturday, August 23

Don Hartman NE Sportsplex
7:15PM - 8:15PM           Fitness Testing

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

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