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Hitmen Select 11 Players in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

May 5, 2016 - Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club selected 11 players including five forwards, five defencemen and one goaltender in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft held today at Hotel Arts in Calgary. The Hitmen drafted defenceman Jackson Van de Leest with their first pick, 16th overall. The Kelowna, BC product was the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Sport School Hockey League Bantam Prep Top Defenceman Award while skating with Yale Hockey Academy. The 6-5, 190-pound rearguard tallied 10 points (2g, 8a) in 23 games. "We are v... Full Story

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Hitmen Select Jackson Van De Leest 16th Overall in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

May 5, 2016 - Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club is pleased to announce the selection of Jackson Van de Leest with the 16th overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft. Van de Leest is a 6-5, 190-pound, defenceman from Kelowna, BC. The 15-year-old played with Yale Hockey Academy (CSSBHL) this past season in the Bantam Prep Division where he tallied 10 points (2g, 8a) in 23 games. "We like Jackson's size, the way he approaches the game and how he moves the puck out of the zone," said Hitmen Director of Player Personnel Dan B... Full Story

Hitmen to Pick 16th Overall in Thursday's 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

May 4, 2016 - Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club will select 16th overall when the Western Hockey League holds its annual Bantam Draft tomorrow, Thursday, May 5, at Hotel Arts in Calgary. Beginning with the first overall pick at 8:30 a.m., the draft can be viewed online with each pick posted as they happen at the bottom of http://prospects.whl.ca. The opening round will also be streamed for free, live on WHL.ca . Calgary owns eight picks through the first seven rounds, including a pair of second-round selections. The draft... Full Story

Hitmen Help Donate $10,795 to Four Feet Companion Foundation

April 13, 2016 - Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club announced today that $10,795 will be donated to the Four Feet Companion Foundation through the fourth annual Pucks for Paws presented by Web Consulting Ltd. As part of the program, the Calgary Hitmen Foundation and Web Consulting Ltd. each contributed $10 for every point collected this past regular season by the Sanheim twins, Taylor and Travis. Taylor finished the 2015-16 Western Hockey League campaign with 21 points while Travis posted 68. "This money is going to a great c... Full Story


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