The Calgary Hitmen will meet the Swift Current Broncos in the second round of the 2008 WHL Playoffs. Due to a Pengrowth Saddledome building commitment with the Juno Awards, the Hitmen will start on the road.
The Best-of-Seven Eastern Conference Semi-Final Series is a 2-3-1-1 format with Calgary having home ice advantage.
This will mark the third time in playoff history the Hitmen and Broncos will meet. In 1998, Calgary beat Swift Current in a seven game series in the second round while in 2002, the Broncos ousted the Hitmen in seven games to win their opening round series.
The first three dates of the series have now been released with a complete series schedule to follow at a later date.
Game #1 @ Swift Current Friday, April 4th 7:30pm Game #2 @ Swift Current Saturday, April 5th 7:30pm Game #3 @ Calgary Tuesday, April 8th 7:00pm Game #4 @ Calgary TBD TBA Game #5 @ Calgary TBD (if necessary) Game #6 @ Swift Current TBD (if necessary) Game #7 @ Calgary TBD (if necessary)
The Hitmen will play all home games against the Swift Current Broncos at the Pengrowth Saddledome.
Tickets for Game 3 in Calgary will goo on sale starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1st at all Ticketmaster locations or by calling Customer Service at 777-4646.