Hitmen lose to Rebels, 4-1
The Calgary Hitmen were defeated by the Red Deer Rebels 4-1 in their Home Opener Saturday night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Following an extended opening ceremony in celebration of the franchise's 20th season, Pavel Padakin opened the scoring for Calgary early in the first... Evan Polei scored twice for the visiting Rebels; Jeff de Wit and Kolton Dixon also scored for Red Deer. Mack Shields made 19 saves for Calgary while Evan Johnson, in his Western Hockey League debut, stopped four of...