Jackson van de Leest recorded a team-leading three assists to lift Team White to a 6-4 victory over Team Black in the annual Calgary Hitmen Intrasquad game. Billal Noori netted a pair of goals in the win with singles from Mason Finley, Adam Kydd, Josh Prokop and Matthew Schulmeister. Moe Hakim led Team Black with a goal and an assist. The contest was played Sunday afternoon at The Kyle Stuart Memorial Arena at Edge School.
See the complete scoring summary below.
Team White 6 Team Black 4
Team White: Billal Noori, (1), (Brody Maguire, Jarred Feist), 1:57
Team Black: Anton Yatsyshin, (1), (Nate Prosser, Moe Hakim), 18:47
Team Black: Moe Hakim, (1), (unassisted), 1:36
Team White: Mason Finley, (1), (Jackson van de Leest), 2:28
Team Black: Riley Fiddler-Schultz, (1), (Sean Tschigerl, Devan Klassen), 7:14
Team White: Adam Kydd (1), (Jackson van de Leest), 15:50
Team White: Josh Prokop, (1), (Evan Toth, Brody Maguire), 19:59
Team Black: Orca Wiesblatt, (1), (Trenton Curtis, Jacob Lamoureux), 1:32
Team White: Billal Noori, (2), (Jackson van de Lest, Rory Neill), 11:27 (pp)
Team White: Matthew Schulmeister, (1), (Andrew Viggars, Rory Neill), 19:09 (en)
Goalies (saves-shots): Team White – Brayden Peters (19/22), Marek Pocherewny (W, 1-0) (18/19), Team Black – Ethan Hein (20/22), Ethan Buenaventura (L, 0-1) (28/32).
Powerplays: Team White (1-4), Team Black (0-1)
Shots: Team White 54 Team Black 41
Calgary will now get set to open the 2019 Western Hockey League pre-season with a home-and-home against the 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 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.
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