GAME DAY

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 7:59 AM ET

COMING IN: The Hitmen (16-13-6-1) kick off the second half of the schedule sitting in fourth place in the Central Division, three points behind the Rebels (17-11-4-4).

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HEAD-TO-HEAD:

This is the fourth of 10 meetings this season between the provincial rivals. Each of the first three went into OT with each team winning once and one ending in a draw.

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WHO'S HOT:

HITMEN -- C Brett O'Malley scored the OT winner against the Blades.

GIANTS -- LW Ty Morris had two goals and a helper as the Rebels beat Kootenay 4-1 Monday.

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WHO'S NOT:

HITMEN -- D Jeff Schultz has just one goal on the season.

REBELS -- D John Flatters has just a single point in 32 games.

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SPECIAL TEAMS:

Powerplay -- Calgary 16.3% (34-208, 9th); Red Deer 19.3% (37-192, 4th). Penalty killing -- Calgary 84.5% (8th); Red Deer 80.8% (17th).

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SCRATCHES:

HITMEN -- LW Darryl Moscaluk (ankle, week to week), RW Roman Tomanek (shoulder, indefinite), C Ryan Getzlaf and LW Andrew Ladd (world juniors), D Karl Alzner, RW Keegan Dansereau, C Ryan White and G Daniel Spence (U-17 championship).

REBELS -- D Dion Phaneuf, C Colin Fraser, LW Roman Wick, D Mikko Kuukka (world juniors), D Eric Frere and RW Jordan Knackstedt (U-17 championship).

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NOTABLES:

As the second half of the season begins, WHL teams will switch their home and road jerseys. Beginning tonight, Calgary will don their whites at the 'Dome.


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