Rookie Fitness TestingAug 23, 2012 - 18:23 GMT The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club opened their 2012 Training Camp today at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex, 5206 - 68 Street NE, with rookie fitness testing. Over 75 Hitmen prospects, including all 10 of the 2012 bantam draft selections, wer...
The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club opened their 2012 Training Camp today at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex, 5206 - 68 Street NE, with rookie fitness testing. Over 75 Hitmen prospects, including all 10 of the 2012 bantam draft selections, were put through a series of five tests conducted by Hitmen strength and conditioning coach Sean Hope-Ross and the National Sports Development staff. The top performers in each category are listed below.
135 lbs. Bench Press: Kyle Lissel (23 reps)
Chin-ups to Muscular Failure: Geordie Keane (23)
Broad Jump: Cole Zimmerman (2.54 metres)
Beep Test: Lawson McDonald, Addison Bazian, Andrew Jack, Shaun Cook (Stage 12)
Curl-ups to Muscular Failure: Ben Shushkovsky (79)
Rookie Camp on-ice practice sessions and games begin tomorrow, Friday, August 24 at 8:30 a.m. The top rookies will advance to main camp which opens Saturday evening and concludes Tuesday, August 28 with the annual Calgary Hitmen Intra-Squad Game.
All on-ice Training Camp sessions, including the annual Intra-Squad Game, are free and open to the public. Rosters will be available at the Don Hartman North East Sportsplex.
Calgary Hitmen 2012 Rookie Camp Itinerary
Friday, August 24
8:30AM - 9:30AM Practice 1 (White)
9:45AM - 10:45AM Practice 2 (Red)
11:00AM - 12:00PM Practice 3 (Black)
12:15PM - 1:15PM Practice 4 (Copper)
1:30PM - 3:30PM Game 1 (White vs. Red)
3:45PM - 5:45PM Game 2 (Black vs. Copper)
Saturday, August 25
8:30AM - 10:00AM Game 3 (Red vs. Copper)
10:15AM - 11:45AM Game 4 (Black vs. White)
12:00PM - 1:00PM Goaltender Development (All Goalies)
1:15PM - 3:15PM Game 5 (Red vs. Black)
3:30PM - 5:30PM Game 6 (White vs. Copper)
Calgary Hitmen 2012 Main Camp Itinerary
Saturday, August 25
5:45PM - 7:30PM Fitness Testing
Sunday, August 26
8:30AM - 10:00AM Game 1 (White vs. Black)
10:15AM - 11:45AM Game 2 (Red vs. Copper)
1:00PM - 3:00PM Game 3 (Red vs. Black)
3:15PM - 5:15PM Game 4 (Copper vs. White)
Monday, August 27
9:00AM - 10:30AM Game 5 (Black vs. White)
12:00PM - 1:30PM Game 6 (Red vs. Black)
3:00PM - 4:30PM Game 7 (Red vs. White)
Tuesday, August 28
11:00AM - 1:30PM Game 8 (Intra-Squad Black vs. White)
Following Training Camp, the Hitmen will play a total of six pre-season games with the only local game taking place at WinSport (C.O.P.) on Friday, September 7 at 7:00 p.m. versus the Red Deer Rebels. 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 go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster locations and the Scotiabank Saddledome box office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca or by phone at 1-855-985-5000. For season tickets, call Customer Service at 403-777-4646 or visit www.hitmenhockey.com.