Calgary Hitmen Schedule
If you love hockey Calgary is the place to be as you can enjoy world class hockey courtesy
of both the Calgary Hitmen and the Calgary Flames. The Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League have been a big draw in
town for years and have had more than their fair share of success. The Hitmen last won the league championship in 2010 but
are once again shaping up to be serious contenders in the league this season. The team has been incredibly popular since their
founding in 1995 and are annually among the teams in the WHL, enjoying the highest attendance each year. There are not many
sporting events that are anywhere near as exciting as junior hockey where the players are hoping to prove their mettle with
hopes of eventually advancing to the NHL and the fans can feel the intensity of the competition and give it back to the players
on the ice in abundance. StubHub has tickets to all of the biggest Calgary Hitmen games so be sure to get yours today.
Hitmen will have their hands full on October 4th when the Kootenay Ice come to Scotiabank Saddledome. The home opener is always
a huge draw in Calgary and no fan will want to miss the chance to get a first glimpse of the Hitmen. There are plenty of other
big games at Scotiabank Saddledome throughout the year including games against the Victoria Royals, the Brandon Wheat Kings,
the Medicine Hat Tigers, the Regina Pats, the Prince George Cougars, the Saskatoon Blades, the Moose Jaw Warriors, the Red
Deer Rebels, the Prince Albert Raiders, the the Swift Current Broncos, the Vancouver Giants, the Kamloops Blazers, the Kelowna
Rockets, the Edmonton Oil Kings, and the Lethbridge Hurricanes. With all these big games coming up there is no reason not
to get out to the Scotiabank Saddledome to support the Hitmen.
Hockey fans in general are
some of the most passionate sports fans around, but nothing quite matches the fanaticism surrounding junior league hockey
and fans of the Calgary Hitmen are some of the most dedicated and vociferous fans in the entire WHL. On game day at Scotiabank
Saddledome, the fans file in and take their seats and that is when the cheering and chanting begins. As the clock winds down
closer and closer to the dropping of the puck the crowd works itself into a frenzy. Finally both teams are ready for face
off and the excitement really begins. Thunderous, bone rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, powerful slapshots,
and tremendous saves set the arena on fire for the following three periods of world class college hockey. By the time the
final buzzer sounds your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping and giving high fives and you will already
be planning a return trip.
Success has come in abundance for the Calgary Hitmen. They have twice
won the President's Cup and have finished regular season play with the best record in the WHL four times. The Hitmen became
the first Canadian team to win the President's Cup the first time they won and have had thirty seven former players who have
gone on to play for NHL teams. With all of this success on the ice comes success at the gates, and the Hitmen are always one
of the most popular teams in the league. In fact they became the first WHL team to average 10,000 fans per game for an entire
season in 2004-2004 season. This year head coach Mike Williamson is looking to guide the Hitmen to yet another President's
Cup and with the help of captain Jayen Rissling on the ice the Hitmen appear to be a force to be reckoned with. This is your
chance to see some of the future stars of the NHL in smaller arenas and giving it their all both to earn their team a victory
and to stand out with hopes of impressing an NHL scout who may just happen to be in the audience.Be sure to be on the Hitmen's
bandwagon right from the start this season.
Calgary Hitmen Western Hockey League
The Western Hockey League
is part of the Canadian Hockey League and has teams in the Northwestern United States as well as in Western Canada. It is
the highest junior hockey league in Canada and as such offers up some of the best hockey competition you can find anywhere.
Teams in the WHL compete for the Ed Chynoweth Cup with the winner competing for the Memorial Cup which is Canada's junior
league national championship.
WWF legend Bret "The Hitman" Hart was one of the founders of the
Calgary Hitmen which is how they get their nickname. The Hitmen also take their colors form the colors Bret Hart wore in the