Tonight, they go into Prince Albert to face the Raiders, and hopefully make it 7 straight wins. For what was supposed to be a re-building year, this team sure is off to a big start, currently 13-3 in the season.
Sonne, Kozun, Bortis, Rowinski and Postma are all lightin' it up in the point column.
Yah I mean you feel bad for Spence but at the end of the day Jones gives you a better chance to win...I heard Spence caught on in the OHL somewhere....
The Hitmen are a well run organization. Better run then most junior squads....Kelly Kisio has done a great job with this team and I think it was a natural move to go upstairs and let Lowry take the reigns....
I listened to last nite's game against the medicine hat tigers on the radio. The hitmen are a very strong team and dominated most of the play. The tigers goalie stood on his head and Jones did a great job for the hitmen when called upon. Hitmen should repeat as champs of the east and make it back to the east final. Kisio should be the GM of the flames he is so good. The hitmen always have a good team and the WHL has a little bit higher turnover ratio than NHL.
What a game tonight by the Hitmen, winning 6-1 over the Prince Albert Raiders for their 9th straight win. Brett Sonne is lighting it up, having moved into the WHL scoring lead tonight passing Evander Kane. Their record on the season is now 22-4-1-0. Not bad for a team that was supposed to be in a re-building stage.
In other WHL Flames-related news:
Mitch Wahl had 3 points (1g, 2a) tonight in the Spokane Chiefs' 6-2 win over the Moose Jaw Warriors.
In the Kootenay Ice's 7-6 win over the Brandon Wheat Kings, both John Negrin and Keith Aulie had 1 assist each for their teams.
Plante started off badly. He asked for a trade because he wasn't going to be getting the minutes because his play was so poor (this was before the season started at training camp or something like that). He missed the first few games and then rescinded his demand and rejoined the team. His bad attitude carried over and his play was subpar. This all happened in the first 13 games or so and since then couldn't tell ya besides it doesn't look like he mans the point on the PP, or if he does, it's the second unit. Postma and Stone have first PP time.
Title: Calgary Hitmen acquire WHL's Top Goal Scorer in trade with Moose Jaw Warriors
Calgary, AB – Calgary Hitmen General Manager Kelly Kisio announced today the acquisition of 19-year-old center Joel Broda and 19-year-old left winger Tomas Karpov from the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for 18-year-old center Brendan Rowinski along with second and seventh round picks in the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.
Title: Calgary Hitmen complete trade with Kootenay Ice
Calgary, AB – Calgary Hitmen General Manager Kelly Kisio announced today the acquisition of 18-year-old left winger Kris Foucault from the Kootenay Ice in exchange for 18-year-old right winger Ryan Fox.
Not surprised to see Kisio active before the deadline. Good pickup in Broda. Wonder if that means no Backlund for the Hitmen? I've read and heard rumours that they may try to get his rights from Kelowna. Either way the team just got stronger and probably the team to beat right now.
Well we are getting atleast one BOA this year in the playoffs. Oil Kings won in overtime to clinch 8th place. I'm excited as I'll be able to go to a couple playoff games now. I'm guessing the Hitmen sweep Edmonton. At most I can see the Oil Kings getting it to five games.