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Hitmen gear up for high-flying Brandon attack in WHL semifinal

The Calgary Hitmen have first-hand knowledge of the offensive power that their third-round opponent can produce.

By virtue of their five-game triumph over the Medicine Hat Tigers in Round 2 of the Western Hockey League playoffs, the Hitmen advanced to the Eastern Conference final against the Brandon Wheat Kings, who will host the first two games of the series on Friday (6:30 p.m. 729 more words


Hitmen overtime play has been frequent and fantastic

Through the first two rounds of the Western Hockey League playoffs the Calgary Hitmen have been taking care of business … and working overtime.

The Hitmen tied a franchise playoff record by playing three overtime games in their Round 1 victory in seven games over the Kootenay Ice. 623 more words


'Dub Weekly: Hitmen's Shields getting good at the OT celebration sprint

Mack Shields can now claim that he has experienced the thrill of sprinting down to the other end of the ice in his goalie gear to celebrate back-to-back overtime wins. 702 more words


Hitmen star Tambellini aiming for Game 5 return

Adam Tambellini found himself in an unfamiliar situation on Wednesday in Medicine Hat.

The Western Hockey League’s leading playoff scorer was forced to watch from the sidelines while his Calgary Hitmen edged the Medicine Hat Tigers 2-1 in overtime to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series. 738 more words


Lordy, Jordy, the Hitmen are up 3-1 on Tigers after OT triumph

Thanks to an overtime goal by Jordy Stallard on Wednesday, the Calgary Hitmen will have a chance to finish off the Medicine Hat Tigers at home on Friday night. 847 more words


House Passes Bill Exempting Junior Hockey From Labor Law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington state House of Representatives has passed a bill to exempt the state’s four Western Hockey League teams from state laws restricting child labor. 141 more words


'Dub Weekly: Big things on the go for the Tambellini family

Adam Tambellini has made a name for himself due to his stellar performance so far in the Western Hockey League playoffs.

The 20-year-old forward increased his lead atop the WHL post-season scoring race thanks to a two-goal, two-assist performance to lead the Calgary Hitmen down the Medicine Hat Tigers 5-4 on Monday at the Saddledome to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.. 816 more words