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 HitmenHockey.com to score yours today!