Alumni Newsletter - March 31 2011 - Issue 1

    March 31, 2011- Volume 1
   
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Calgary Hitmen Alumni are an integral part of the Calgary Hitmen organization.  The graduated roster is getting larger each year and with that the Hitmen Alumni grows.  

We at the Hitmen want the Alumni to feel like they are still part of their junior
  hockey team family.  Whether it is coming out to watch a game or two, attend community functions, help out with local charities the bottom line is we want you to be involved.

Quarterly newsletters will be emailed out to inform you all of the happenings with the Calgary Hitmen and your former team mates.  We hope you enjoy!
     
The Calgary Hitmen made history last month hosting the WHL Outdoor Classic game against the Regina Pats.     

Playing in front of a CHL Record crowd of 20,888 fans the Hitmen lost 3-2 in a hard fought battle.  “It was amazing to play in front of that many people.” stated veteran forward Justin Kirsch.  “This is an experience that I will always remember throughout the rest of my playing days.”  

It took many hours to prepare for a game like this and hundreds of staff but the end result was well worth it.
   Fans enjoyed an entertaining hockey game while taking in history in the making – being the first CHL team in Canada to host an Outdoor Classic Game.  

You really got a sense of nostalgia as ice crews removed built up snow with shovel and flooding the ice with a water hose that sprayed nearly 3 feet in all directions.  You certainly felt like you back in the days of pond hockey.  

It may never happen again for Calgary but the memories will last a lifetime.
     
 
 
The Calgary Hitmen are proud of their graduating players that have made it to the next level of their playing careers. 34 former Hitmen players have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.  

Karl Alzner Johnny Boychuck Ryan Bast Kris Beech
Pavel Brendl Barry Brust Brett Carson Brody Dupont
Justin Falk  Owen Fussy T.J. Galiardi Ryan Getzlaf
Darcy Hordichuk Jordan Krestanovich Dustin Kohn Brent Krahn
Andrew Ladd Brad Moran Chris Nielsen Alex Plante
Stephen Peat Matt Pettinger Justin Pogge Paul Postma
Konstantin Pushkarev  Brandon Segal Jeff Schultz Ray Schultz
Freddie Sjostrom  Jerred Smithson  Ratislav Stana  Brad Stuart  
Ryan Tobler Ryan White    

     
 
Once again the Hitmen will be hosting their annual Alumni Golf Tournament on August 8, 2011 at Springbank Links Golf Course.

Last year several Alumni were able to join sponsors and fans in a quick game of golf.  Weather was not on our side however all that joined in the tournament said it was a great time.

Springbank Links is a huge supporter for the Calgary Hitmen and having them sign on for another Alumni Tournament is great for the event.  
  Click here to register for the upcoming Hitmen Alumni Golf Tournament. 
     
 
We always need your help in finding more Hitmen Alumni Players.  If you are in contact with any player please forward their information on so that they can be part of the alumni community.  

We are always looking for photo submissions, please feel free to email your photos of your family, playing days etc.  

For all information and to submit photos please go to www.hitmenhockey.com