Main Camp Fitness Testing

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 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

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