Calgary Hitmen Well Represented At Mac’S AAA Midget Hockey Tournament

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Brad Curle

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club today announced there are eight Hitmen prospects playing in 34th annual Mac’s Midget AAA Hockey Tournament.

The list includes four Hitmen picks from the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft, including three of the club’s top four selections.

Games in the prestigious Calgary tournament began Boxing Day at four different arenas around the city with the final set for 6:00 p.m. on New Year’s Day at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Below is the complete list of participating Hitmen Prospects.

Beardy’s Blackhawks (3)

Brett Boehm (1994 Forward)

How acquired: Protected list addition

Braden Oleksyn (1996 Forward)

How acquired: 3rd round pick in 2011 WHL Bantam Draft

Elliott Peterson (1995 Forward)

How acquired: 11th round pick in 2010 WHL Bantam Draft

Calgary Northstars (1)

Ben Thomas (1996 Defenceman)

How acquired: 3rd round pick in 2011 WHL Bantam Draft

Prince Albert Mintos (1)

Ryan Duret (1996 Forward)

How acquired: 6th round pick in 2011 WHL Bantam Draft

Saskatoon Contacts (1)

Austin Calladine (1995 Forward)

How acquired: 2nd round pick in 2010 WHL Bantam Draft

Vancouver NE Chiefs (1)

Jace Hennig (1995 Forward)

Protected list addition

Vancouver NW Giants (1)

Josh Thrower (1996 Defenceman)

How acquired: 2nd round pick in 2011 WHL Bantam Draft

**Two additional Hitmen prospects on the Saskatoon Contacts, defenceman Colby Harmsworth and goalie Mac Shields, are both attending the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and are unavailable for the Mac’s Tournament.**

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