Hitmen Announce 2018-19 Opening Weekend Roster

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The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced the 25-player opening night roster for the 2018-19 Western Hockey League regular season.  The lineup of 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goaltenders includes 17 returning players from the 2017-18 club.

The Hitmen will open their 24th WHL season Saturday, September 22 in Cranbrook against the Kootenay ICE.

2018-19 Calgary Hitmen Opening Weekend Roster

1998-born (2): Luke Coleman (LW), Jake Kryski (C)

1999-born (5): Matthew Armitage (G), Mark Kastelic (C), Dakota Krebs (D), Dom Schmiemann (D), Vladislav Yeryomenko (D)

2000-born (8): Carson Focht (C), Zach Huber (RW), Tristen Nielsen (C), Carl Stankowski (G), Riley Stotts (C), Layne Toder (D), Orca Wiesblatt (RW), Egor Zamula (D)

2001-born (7): Bryce Bader (LW), Hunter Campbell (RW), Tye Carriere (C), Devan Klassen (D), Jack McNaughton (G), Jackson van de Leest (D), Cael Zimmerman (LW)

2002-born (3): Riley Fiddler-Schultz (LW), Ryder Korczak (C), Luke Prokop (D)

Full Roster Breakdown

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.

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

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