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Hitmen Announce 2019 WHL Pre-Season Roster

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The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced their 31-player roster for the 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season.  The lineup of 16 forwards, 11 defencemen and four goaltenders includes 17 returning players from the 2018-19 club.

2019 Calgary Hitmen Pre-Season Roster

1999-born (3): Mark Kastelic (F), Dakota Krebs (D), James Malm (F)

2000-born (9): Carson Focht (F), Josh Prokop (F), Carl Stankowski (G), Riley Stotts (F), Layne Toder (D), Andrew Viggars (D), Orca Wiesblatt (F), Jett Woo (D), Egor Zamula (D)

2001-born (7): Hunter Campbell (F), Tye Carriere (F), Devan Klassen (D), Jack McNaughton (G), Jonas Peterek (F), Jackson van de Leest (D), *Cael Zimmerman (F)

2002-born (6): Riley Fiddler-Schultz (F), Ethan Hein (G), Samuel Krajc (F), Adam Kydd (F), Brayden Peters (G), Luke Prokop (D)

2003-born (4): Zac Funk (F), Tyson Galloway (D), Rory Neill (D), Sean Tschigerl (F)

2004-born (2): Grayden Siepmann (D), Brandon Whynott (F)

*Zimmerman is out indefinitely after off-season hip surgery

The four-game exhibition calendar opens this weekend with a home-and-home set against the Oil Kings.  Game one is 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.

Game three is on the road in Taber on Saturday, September 14 against the Medicine Hat Tigers.  The pre-season then 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 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. Fans who purchase a combined adult and child Sunday Funday Pack (2 packs) will receive a $25 Scotiabank Saddledome food and beverage card. Applicable fees and taxes apply. Visit HitmenHockey.com to score yours today!

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