RED DEER REBELS AT CALGARY HITMEN, 7 P.M., SADDLEDOME, RADIO: THE FAN 960
The Hitmen lost both games on their B.C. road trip, 5-0 to Kootenay and a 2-1 OT setback at Kelowna. The Rebels have won their last two, beating P.A. 3-2 and Regina 7-3 on home ice.
Calgary has taken it on the chin from Red Deer in recent years. But the Hitmen have dominated their northern rivals this season, posting a 5-1-1-1 record. Calgary won the last meeting 5-2 at the 'Dome Feb. 25.
HITMEN -- Rookie LW Konstantin Pushkarev scored Calgary's only goal on the road trip.
REBELS -- LW Ty Morris had two goals and a pair of helpers in Red Deer's win over Regina.
HITMEN -- Rookie C Ryan White is looking to shake a 16-game goalless drought dating back to Jan. 30.
REBELS -- Import LW Roman Wick, the league's top-scoring rookie, has been held without a goal the past three games.
POWERPLAY -- Calgary 17.9% (67-374, 8th); Red Deer 19.9% (72-362, 4th).
PENALTY KILLING -- Calgary 84.1% (10th); Red Deer 79.1% (17th).
HITMEN -- RW Roman Tomanek (shoulder, week to week), RW Keegan Dansereau (illness, day to day).
REBELS -- D Eric Frere (ankle, indefinite), D Paul Kurceba (shoulder, day to day), C Tyler Johnson (shoulder, day to day), RW Ted Vandermeer (neck, day to day).
Calgary's powerplay went 0-for-8 on the two-game road trip ... The Hitmen will play their final home game of the regular season Sunday against the Kootenay Ice (2:30 p.m., The Fan 960). Calgary finishes off the schedule with games at Lethbridge and Red Deer next weekend.