Hitmen Fall Behind 2-0 In Series

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The Edmonton Oil Kings built a 2-0 second period lead and held on for a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Hitmen on Sunday evening at Rogers Place.

The Oil Kings now lead the best-of-seven 2019 WHL Eastern Conference Semi-Final series 2-0.

Quinn Benjafield, Liam Keeler, Matthew Robertson and David Kope scored for Edmonton while goaltender Dylan Myskiw made 26 saves in a first-star performance.

Jack McNaughton recorded 35 stops in a losing effort with Carson Focht supplying the lone Calgary marker on a power play.  Focht and Mark Kastelic share the team lead in playoff goals with five.

The Oil Kings outshot Calgary 39-27 and went 1-7 on the man advantage.  The Hitmen were 1-2 with the extra attacker.

The series now shifts to Calgary for Games 3 and 4.  Game 3 is Tuesday, Apr. 9, with Game 4 on Wednesday, Apr. 10.  Both are 7:00 p.m. starts at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Hitmen playoff tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through, or at the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office.  Single game tickets start at $22.49 for adults, $12.99 for kids 12 and under and group tickets for $13.99 plus applicable fees and taxes.

Also available is the Calgary Co-op Family Playoff Pack which includes four tickets, four hot hogs, four soft drinks and one popcorn for $74.99.  This deal can be purchased at all Calgary Co-op locations.

2019 WHL Playoffs: Round 2 Schedule

Game 1 EDM 3 CGY 2 OT Oil Kings lead series 1-0 Rogers Place, Edmonton
Game 2 EDM 4 CGY 1 Oil Kings lead series 2-0 Rogers Place, Edmonton
Game 3 Tuesday, April 9 7:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Game 4 Wednesday, April 10 7:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Game 5* Friday, April 12 7:00 p.m. Rogers Place, Edmonton
Game 6* Sunday, April 14 2:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Game 7* Tuesday, April 16 7:00 p.m. Rogers Place, Edmonton

*If necessary

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