JONES ACQUIRED

Sep 15, 2012 - 10:17 MDT

The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club announced today that they have acquired left wing Zane Jones and a conditional sixth round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft from the Victoria Royals in exchange for left wing Alex Gogolev and a fourth round pick in the 2013 WHL Bantam Draft.

“Zane adds size to our group of forwards and improves our 18-year-old depth,” commented Hitmen Executive Vice President, Alternate Governor and General Manager Kelly Kisio.  “We would like to thank Alex for his time in Calgary and wish him success in Victoria.”  

Jones, a native of Olds, Alberta, recorded 32 points, including 14 goals, and 64 penalty minutes over 68 games as a member of the Royals in 2011-12.  During the 2012 post-season, the 6-2, 192-pound, forward suited up for four playoff contests where he tallied one goal along with four penalty minutes.

Selected by the Chilliwack Bruins in the fifth round, 91st overall, in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft, Jones has two points (1 goal, 1 assist) in four pre-season games this year.

The Hitmen open their 2012-13 regular season on road when they travel to Red Deer on Friday, September 21.  Calgary opens their home schedule on Saturday, September 22 when they host the Kootenay Ice at the Scotiabank Saddledome.  Puck drop is 7 p.m. for the Adrenalin Source For Sports Home Opener.

Single game day tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster locations and the Scotiabank Saddledome box office.  Order online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000.  For more information on tickets, including Name Your Game Flex Packages and season tickets, call Customer Service at 403-777-4646 or visit www.hitmenhockey.com.