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Hitmen Can't Hold off Swift Current in OT

September 22, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Swift Current, SK - Second year Finnish import Joona Kiviniemi scored a power play goal with less than one second remaining in overtime to lift the Swift Current Broncos past the Calgary Hitmen 3-2 on Saturday night at Innovation Credit Union iPlex.

It was the 2019-20 Western Hockey League season opener for both teams including the beginning of Calgary's 25th anniversary season.

Hitmen defenceman Egor Zamula forced the extra session netting the tying goal with 17.9 seconds remaining in regulation time. Carson Focht also scored for Calgary and added an assist for a team leading two points.

Carter Chorney and Ethan Regnier, on a penalty shot, tallied the other markers for Swift Current.

The Hitmen outshot the Broncos 37-21 and went 0-3 on the power play. Swift Current was 1-4 with the man advantage.

Calgary returns to action next weekend for a trio of games beginning with the Home Opener on Friday, Sept. 27 against the Edmonton Oil Kings. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Scotiabank Saddledome.

The Hitmen then head to Red Deer for a date with the Rebels on Saturday, Sept. 28 before returning to the 'Dome on Sunday, Sept. 29 against the Medicine Hat Tigers for a 4:00 p.m. puck drop. It's also Super Sunday Funday presented by Ricky's All Day Grill. Activities include a pre-game kid's festival on the west tarmac with inflatables, games, face painters, giveaways and a post-game family skate that is FREE with a game ticket. Sunday Funday features a specially priced $9.99 ticket for kids 12 and under and a $15.99 ticket for adults (plus applicable fees and taxes).

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, a $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.

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