A four day break has given the Calgary Hitmen plenty of time to prepare for game four of their WHL Playoff series against divisonal rival, th Red Deer Rebels.
The Hitmen and nearly 7.5 thousand fans at the dome were stunned Sunday in game three as the Rebels would win thanks to a very late goal in the third period with less than two minutes remaning in the game.
Red Deer now has a 2-1 series lead and Hitmen forward Jakob Stukel knows how important Fridays game will be.
“They usually say that game four is the most important game of the series, so, I mean being down 3-1 obviously put us in a big hole, I mean we are not worried about stuff like that, we just have to worry about playing our game, I think if you do everything right, we will come out on the right side and tie the series up at two.” – Jakob Stukel
With a loss, Calgary will face elimination up in Red Deer on Saturday. With a win Calgary and the Stampede Corral will see game six on Monday.
Both of The Hitmens next home games in this series will be played at the historical Stampede Corral because of the Juno awards taking over the Dome this weekend.
The Hitmen will look to utilize home ice advantage Friday just after 7:00.
Written by: Brandon Fong
Published by: Jolaine Tansowny