The Calgary Hitmen are trying to rebound after a terrible 2010-11 season that saw them miss the Western Hockey League playoffs for the first time since 1997.
So far this season, the Hitmen are 3-4-1 and are in fifth place in the Central Division. Is there a lot of work to be done for the hockey club to get back to the glory days of two years ago when they advanced to the Memorial Cup semi-finals? Sure there is. But at the present time the hockey club can at least be excited about a member of their team that has great potential.
Eighteen year-old Victor Rask from Leksand, Sweden has got off to a great start so far in 2011-12. In the Hitmen’s first eight games he has six goals and four assists and is the only player on the hockey club that is averaging more than a point per game.
On Tuesday night, Rask was brilliant against the Swift Current Broncos, recording a hat trick in a commanding 7-1 victory. If Rask’s offense continues Hitmen fans should see the rebuilding process that the hockey team is somewhat experiencing, be expedited.