The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club opened Main Camp this evening at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex, 5206 – 68 Street NE, with fitness testing. Over 50 returning players, list players and camp invites were put through a series of five tests conducted by Hitmen strength and conditioning coach Sean Hope-Ross and the National Sports Development staff. The top performers in each category are listed below.
155 lbs. Bench Press: Spencer Humphries (25 reps)
Chin-ups to Muscular Failure: Cameron Preymack (22)
Broad Jump: Cody Sylvester (2.85 metres)
Beep Test: Jacob Ruissen (Stage 12.5)
Curl-ups to Muscular Failure: Paul Biegel (99)
Main Camp on-ice sessions will be held over three days starting tomorrow, Sunday, August 26 at 8:30 a.m. and concluding Tuesday, August 28 with the annual Calgary Hitmen Intra-Squad Game. All on-ice sessions, including the Intra-Squad Game, are free and open to the public. Rosters will be available at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex.
Calgary Hitmen 2012 Main Camp Itinerary
Sunday, August 26
8:30AM – 10:00AM Game 1 (White vs. Black)
10:15AM – 11:45AM Game 2 (Red vs. Copper)
1:00PM – 3:00PM Game 3 (Red vs. Black)
3:15PM – 5:15PM Game 4 (Copper vs. White)
Monday, August 27
9:00AM – 10:30AM Game 5 (Black vs. White)
12:00PM – 1:30PM Game 6 (Red vs. Black)
3:00PM – 4:30PM Game 7 (Red vs. White)
Tuesday, August 28
11:00AM – 1:30PM Annual Intra-Squad Game (Black vs. White)
Following Training Camp, the Hitmen will play a total of six pre-season games with the only local game taking place at WinSport (C.O.P.) on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Red Deer Rebels. On Saturday, September 22, Calgary hosts division rival Kootenay Ice for the 2012-13 Adrenalin Source For Sports Home Opener. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary Hitmen single game day tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Scotiabank Saddledome box office. Order online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. For more information on tickets, including Name Your Game Flex Packages and season tickets, call Customer Service at 403-777-4646 or visit www.hitmenhockey.com.