Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Hitmen blast Raiders

Regina, SK – The Calgary Hitmen wrapped up the Regina pre-season tournament with a 12-3 win over the Prince Albert Raiders Saturday afternoon at Co-Operators Centre.

Lane Bensmiller, Chase Lang, Ben Thomas and Jordan Stallard all had four points each.  Bensmiller and Lang both had two goals and two assists while Thomas scored once and set up three others and Stallard chipped in four assists.

Pavel Karnaukhov also had a pair of goals in the victory while Colby Harmsworth, Landon Welykholowa, Linden Penner, Carsen Twarynski and Taylor Sanheim added singles.

The Hitmen built period leads of 3-0 and 8-1 and outshot the Raiders 33-18.

Calgary was 1-4 on the powerplay while Prince Albert went 1-5.

The Hitmen are back on the pre-season ice Friday night in Coaldale with a 7:00 pm start against the Lethbridge Hurricanes.

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 7:00 pm 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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