2018 Pre-Season Recap: Hitmen 6 Oil Kings 5 OT

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Orca Wiesblatt scored 2:21 into overtime to lift the Calgary Hitmen 6-5 against the Edmonton Oil Kings and extend their pre-season winning streak to 3-0.

Mark Kastelic netted two goals and one assist while Luke Prokop matched his game leading three point effort with a trio of helpers. Jackson van de Leest and rookies Tye Carriere and Riley Fiddler-Schultz also tallied one goal each for the visitors.

David Kope, Matthew Robertson, Dylan Guenther, Vladimir Alistrov and Andrei Pavlenko all found the back of the net for the Oil Kings who were outshot by the Hitmen 36-28.

Calgary was 2-4 on the power play while Edmonton was 1-4.

The Hitmen are back in action tomorrow, Sept. 8 at 7:00 p.m., when they host the Oil Kings at the Carstairs Memorial Complex for a STARS Air Ambulance benefit game presented by Heather Dougall of Royal LePage Benchmark.

Remaining 2018 Calgary Hitmen Pre-Season Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time (MT) Location
Sat. Sept. 8 Edmonton 7:00 p.m. Carstairs Memorial Complex
Fri. Sept. 14 Kootenay 7:00 p.m. Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena (Invermere, BC)
Sat. Sept. 15 Kootenay 7:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome

The 68-game regular season schedule starts on the road in Cranbrook against the ICE on Saturday, September 22.  The Hitmen home opening weekend begins Saturday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m. 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.  Game time is 4:00 p.m.

The 2018-19 Hitmen Hockey Pass is on sale now 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.

Also available is the 10-game Hitmen Flex Pack to be used for any game, in any combination.  Kids tickets are $10 per game, adults $20.  Applicable fees and taxes apply. Visit to score yours today!

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