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2018 Pre-Season Recap: Hitmen 3 ICE 2

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The Calgary Hitmen ended the pre-season with a perfect 6-0 record after a 3-2 victory over the Kootenay ICE Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Hitmen netted a trio of unanswered goals to overcome a two goal deficit from early in the first period.

Luke Coleman scored a pair of goals, one unassisted, while Tristen Nielsen netted the game winner on a power play in the second period.

Sebastian Streu and Vlatteri Kakkonen each found the back of the net for the visiting ICE.

Carl Stankowski went the distance between the pipes for the Hitmen turning away 42 shots in 60 minutes of play.

Calgary’s 68-game regular season schedule starts in Cranbrook against Kootenay on Saturday, September 22.

The Hitmen home opening weekend begins Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Papa John’s Pizza Home Opener against the Edmonton Oil Kings.  Calgary returns to Scotiabank Saddledome ice the next day in a Sunday matinee, September 30, against the Red Deer Rebels.  It’s the annual Shrine Challenge presented by the Al Azhar Shriners Society.  Game time is 4:00 p.m.

The 2018-19 Hitmen Hockey Pass is on sale and includes 34 game tickets to be used anytime, in any combination.  Pass holders also receive a $50 Scotiabank Saddledome gift card and a complimentary ticket to a select Flames, Roughnecks or Stampeders game.  Passes start at less than $7 per ticket for kids and under $15 for adults.

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