Edmonton Tops Hitmen 6-2
Calgary, AB - The Edmonton Oil Kings strung together two three-goal periods en-route to a 6-1 win over the Calgary Hitmen on Saturday night in the first ever Western Hockey League game played at the Seven Chiefs Sportsplex on Tsuut'ina Nation.
Riley Sawchuk powered the Oil Kings attack with two goals and an assist. Scott Atkinson, Carter Souch, Jake Neighbours and Dylan Guenther all found the back of the net for Edmonton who were outshot by the Hitmen 38-30.
Grayden Siepmann, Calgary's first round, 13th overall, selection from the 2019 WHL Bantam Draft, supplied both Hitmen markers.
Edmonton was 3-7 on the power play, Calgary was 0-4.
The goaltending tandem of Jack McNaughton and Brayden Peters combined to make 24 saves for the Hitmen while Todd Scott and Sebastian Cossa made a total of 36 stops for the Oil Kings.
Calgary's four-game pre-season schedule continues on Saturday, September 14 with a contest against the Medicine Hat Tigers at the Taber Community Centre.
The Hitmen will then host Red Deer at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Sunday, September 15. Game time is 4:00 p.m. and will feature Sunday Funday activities including face painters and a post-game family skate that is FREE with a game ticket. Tickets are available for $7.99 for adults and $4.99 for kids 12 and under (plus applicable taxes and fees).
Remaining Hitmen 2019 Pre-Season Schedule
Day Date Opponent Time* Location
Sat. Sept. 14 Medicine Hat 7:00 p.m. The Community Centre, Taber, AB
Sun. Sept. 15 Red Deer 4:00 p.m. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB
*All game times are MT
The 2019-20 Hitmen Hockey Pass is on sale now and includes 33 game tickets plus one ticket voucher to be used anytime, in any combination. Pass holders also receive a special 25th anniversary jersey, $50 Scotiabank Saddledome gift card and a complimentary ticket to a select Flames, Roughnecks or Stampeders game. Passes start at less than $7 per ticket for kids and under $15 for adults.
Also available is the 10-game Hitmen Flex Pack to be used for any game in any combination and a Sunday Funday Pack. The Sunday Funday Pack features nine Sunday Funday tickets and one Teddy Bear Toss ticket for only $10 per game for kids and $16 per game for adults. Fans who purchase a combined adult and child Sunday Funday Pack (2 packs) will receive a $25 Scotiabank Saddledome food and beverage card. Applicable fees and taxes apply. Visit HitmenHockey.com to score yours today!
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