Thursday, September 9, 2010

HITMEN SIGN TOP PICK FROM BANTAM DRAFT

Press Release

Calgary, AB - Calgary Hitmen General Manager Kelly Kisio announced today the signing of first round bantam pick Greg Chase to a Western Hockey League Standard Player Agreement.

Chase, a 5’10” 170lbs. centre from Sherwood Park, AB, was taken 22nd overall in the 2010 WHL Bantam Draft. He played AAA Bantam this past season with the Sherwood Park Flyers collecting 77 points (42g 35a) in 33 games.

“We are very excited to have Greg commit to our organization.” said Kisio. “We believe he has a bright future in the WHL and expect him to be a member of the Hitmen next season as a 16 year-old.”

Chase made his WHL pre-season debut last night in Airdrie in a 3-0 loss to the Red Deer Rebels. Calgary faces the Rebels again Saturday night when they play game two of their five game pre-season schedule in Innisfail.

The 2010/11 regular season begins Friday, September 24th when the Hitmen host the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the Calgary Real Estate News Home Opener. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at the Saddledome.

That night four championship banners from the 2009-10 season will be raised to the rafters, including one as 2010 Ed Chynoweth Cup Champions.

(Nathan can be reached at fourniern@students.nescom.edu)

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