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Hitmen Announce 2019 Training Camp Schedule

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The Calgary Hitmen begin their 25th anniversary season in the Western Hockey League on Wednesday, August 28, when they open their 2019 Training Camp at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Over 80 prospects and veterans, including 17 returning players, are expected to attend the five-day camp that includes fitness testing, goalie development, on-ice practices and games.

“Training Camp acts as the main building block to our 2019-20 team,” said Hitmen Director of Player Personnel Dallas Thompson.  “It will be exciting to see all of our camp invites as well as the development of our prospects from both the 2018 and 2019 WHL Bantam Drafts.”

Hitmen 2019 Training Camp takes place at two separate venues: Scotiabank Saddledome and The Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School (33055 Township Rd 250).

On-ice practices and games will see rookies split onto Team Jones and Team Moran with veterans on Team Getzlaf and Team Ladd.  There is also a Young Guns Game for the top 15,16 and 17-year-olds on Saturday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m.  The annual Calgary Hitmen Intra-Squad game acts as the conclusion of Training Camp on Sunday, September 1 at 12:00 p.m.

All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public at The Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School.

Calgary Hitmen 2019 Training Camp Schedule

Wednesday, August 28
Scotiabank Saddledome

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Main Camp Player Registration & Fitness Testing

(Scotiabank Saddledome Area)

3:00 – 3:30 p.m. – Rookie Camp Player Registration

(Chrysler Club Entrance – NE Side of Saddledome)

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. – Player/Parent Orientation (Chrysler Club)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Rookie Camp Fitness Testing (Scotiabank Saddledome Area)

Thursday, August 29
Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Goalie Session

9:15 – 10:15 a.m. – Rookie Practice – Team Jones (White)

10:30 – 11:30 a.m. – Rookie Practice – Team Moran (Black)

11:45 a.m.  – 12:45 p.m. – Main Camp Practice – Team Getzlaf (Grey)

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Main Camp Practice – Team Ladd (Red)

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. – Rookie Game – Team Jones (White) vs. Team Moran (Black)

6:00 – 7:30 p.m. – Main Camp Game – Team Getzlaf (Grey) vs. Team Ladd (Red)

Friday, August 30

Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Rookie Game – Team Jones (White) vs. Team Moran (Black)

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Main Camp Game – Team Getzlaf (Grey) vs. Team Ladd (Red)

3:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Rookie Game – Team Jones (White) vs. Team Moran (Black)

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Main Camp Game – Team Getzlaf (Grey) vs. Team Ladd (Red)

Saturday, August 31

Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School

9:00 – 10:30 a.m. – Main Camp Game (3 on 3)

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Young Guns Game (Top 15, 16 & 17 year olds)

Sunday, September 1

Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School

12:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Intra-Squad Game – Team White vs. Team Black

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Note: Ice sessions are subject to change.  Media will be notified accordingly.  Rosters will be available at each Training Camp venue.

The Hitmen open the 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season with a home-and-home against the Edmonton Oil Kings beginning at the Downtown Community Arena in Edmonton on Friday, September 6.  Then on Saturday, September 7, Calgary hosts the Oil Kings at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on Tsuut’ina Nation in a 7:00 p.m. start. Tickets are on sale now at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex for $10 each. The four-game schedule concludes on Sunday, September 15, with the lone game at the Scotiabank Saddledome against the Red Deer Rebels. Game time is 4:00 p.m.

The 68-game regular season schedule begins on the road in Swift Current against the Broncos on Saturday, September 21.  The Hitmen home opening weekend begins on Friday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. against the Edmonton Oil Kings.  Calgary returns to Scotiabank Saddledome ice two days later on Sunday, September 29, against the Medicine Hat Tigers. Game time is 4:00 p.m.

The 2019-20 Hitmen Hockey Pass is on sale now and includes 33 game tickets plus one ticket voucher to be used anytime, in any combination.  Pass holders also receive a special 25th anniversary jersey, $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 and a Sunday Funday Pack.  The Sunday Funday Pack features nine Sunday Funday tickets and one Teddy Bear Toss ticket for only $10 per game for kids and $16 per game for adults. Applicable fees and taxes apply. Visit HitmenHockey.com to score yours today!

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