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Hitmen To Face Lethbridge Hurricanes In Opening Round Of 2019 WHL Playoffs

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The Calgary Hitmen will meet the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the first round of the 2019 Western Hockey League Playoffs.

The best-of-seven series is a 2-2-1-1-1 format with the Hurricanes holding home ice advantage.

The series opens in Lethbridge before shifting to Calgary for Games 3 and 4.

Game 3, presented by Real Canadian Superstore, is Tuesday, Mar. 26, with Game 4 on Thursday, Mar. 28.  Both are 7:00 p.m. starts at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Game 6, if necessary, will also be played at the ‘Dome on Sunday, Mar. 31 at 4:00 p.m.  Sunday Funday pricing, presented by Ricky’s All Day Grill, will be in effect and includes face painters and a post-game family skate that is FREE with a game ticket.

Hitmen playoff tickets will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 18 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.ca, HitmenHockey.com or at the Scotiabank Saddledome Box Office.

Twelve-game playoff packages are available for $199.  Single game tickets start at $22.49 for adults, $12.99 for kids 12 and under and group tickets for $15.00 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 1 Schedule

Game 1 Friday, March 22 7:00 p.m. ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge
Game 2 Saturday, March 23 7:00 p.m. ENMAX Centre, Lethbridge
Game 3 Tuesday, March 26 7:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Game 4 Thursday, March 28 7:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Game 5* Saturday, March 30 7:00 p.m. Nicholas Sheran Arena, Lethbridge
Game 6* Sunday, March 31 4:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary
Game 7* Tuesday, April 2 7:00 p.m. Nicholas Sheran Arena, Lethbridge

*If necessary

Calgary closes the regular season tomorrow, Sunday, Mar. 17 at Scotiabank Saddledome against the Edmonton Oil Kings.  Game time is 2:00 p.m. for the Hitmen Pre-Game Player Awards, Fan Appreciation presented by Vision Travel and Sunday Funday presented by Ricky’s All Day Grill.

Activities include face painters, giveaways and a post-game family skate that is FREE with a game ticket.  There is also a post-game autograph session for fans in the Chrysler Club.  Sunday Funday features a specially priced $9.99 ticket for kids 12 and under and a $14.99 ticket for adults (plus applicable fees and taxes).

Fan Appreciation prizing is highlighted by a Trip for 2 to the Crown Paradise Golden resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Fans can enter to win at the Vision Travel concourse booth.  There is also a FanAttic Shopping Spree to be won in addition to 60 food vouchers that will be given away throughout the game.

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