PRE-SEASON APPROACHESAug 31, 2012 - 13:29 GMT
The Calgary Hitmen will begin the 2012 Western Hockey League pre-season with a 36-player roster that includes two goaltenders, 12 defencemen and 22 forwards.
All 36 players are expected to travel to Servus Credit Union Place in St. Albert, Alberta, for the Edmonton Oil Kings sixth annual Pre-Season Tournament. Calgary opens the tournament against the Medicine Hat Tigers on Saturday, September 1 and will wrap up the weekend on Sunday when they face the Swift Current Broncos. Both games begin at 3:00 p.m.
The Hitmen will play a total of six pre-season games with the only local game taking place at the Markin MacPhail Centre, 145 Canada Olympic Road SW, on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Red Deer Rebels. Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and students. Tickets will be available at the door.
On Saturday, September 22, Calgary hosts division rival Kootenay Ice for the 2012-13 Adrenalin Source For Sports Home Opener. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
Calgary Hitmen 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.