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Hitmen To Face Brandon Wheat Kings In Eastern Conference Final

April 13, 2009 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Calgary Hitmen News Release

Calgary, AB - The Calgary Hitmen will meet the Brandon Wheat Kings in the third round of the 2009 Western Hockey League Playoffs.

The Best-of-Seven Husky Eastern Conference Championship Series is a 2-2-1-1-1 format with Calgary having home ice advantage.

This will be the fourth time in playoff history the Hitmen and Wheat Kings will meet.

In 1998 Brandon eliminated Calgary in five games to win the Eastern Conference Championship. In 2005 the Wheat Kings ousted the Hitmen in seven games to win their second round series. In 2007 the Hitmen dropped the first two games but roared back to win four straight and capture their second round series.

See complete Eastern Conference Championship schedule below:

Game #1 @ Calgary Friday, April 17th 7:00pm

Game #2 @ Calgary Sunday, April 19th 2:00pm

Game #3 @ Brandon Tuesday, April 21st 7:00pm

Game #4 @ Brandon Wednesday, April 22nd 7:00pm

Game #5 @ Calgary Friday, April 24th 7:00pm (if necessary)

Game #6 @ Brandon Sunday, April 26th 6:00pm (if necessary)

Game #7 @ Calgary Tuesday, April 28th 7:00pm (if necessary)

The Hitmen have advanced to the third round of the 2009 playoffs by ousting the Edmonton Oil Kings in four games to win their opening round series, and then eliminating the Lethbridge Hurricanes in four games to sweep their second round series.

Tickets for Games 1 and 2 in Calgary are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations or by calling Customer Service at 777-4646.

Single game ticket prices:

Adult lower bowl ticket $25

Adult second level seating $20

Student/Child ticket $15

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