The Hitmen cant afford to take their opponent lightly, even if they only see them once a year. Portland has the highest winning percentage in the WHL with a record of 15 and 4. After Portland tonight, two of the next three games are against the Red deer Rebels who currently set three points up on the Hitmen. Schnieder says that to get into a playoff spot winning both games will be a necessity. Puck drop tomorrow against Portland is at 7pm while Saturday’s matchup with Red Deer goes at 1:30. The Rebels have dropped 9 of their last 10 games. The Hitmen have a better chance of catching Red Deer than the Raiders who are 5 points ahead, holding onto the last Wild Card spot in the East.
– Story by Michael King & Zach Amin