While the Flames season appears lost, the Hitmen are beginning their second season on Thursday. Calgary won the Scotty Munro Trophy as regular season champions for the second year in a row, Brandon Kozun won the scoring title with 107 points and Martin Jones was the top goaltender in the league. Eight players scored 20+ goals. Calgary finished the regular season on a 23-2-0-1 run. There really is a team in this city that knows how to win in the clutch.
First round match-up is against the Moose Jaw Warriors.
March 18 @ Calgary
March 20 @ Calgary
March 22 @ Moose Jaw
March 23 @ Moose Jaw
March 25 @ Calgary*
March 27 @ Moose Jaw*
March 29 @ Calgary*
Y'all should check a game out... if only to see what an effective powerplay looks like.
In other news, the Okotoks Oilers won their second round AJHL match-up against the Canmore Eagles, and now face the Fort McMurray Oil Barons for the right to get absolutely destroyed by Spruce Grove in the league championship. SAIT and Concordia are tied 1-1 in their ACAC championship series with games three and five scheduled for SAIT Arena on Friday and Sunday.