It is a great time for junior hockey in the province of Alberta. Presently the Edmonton Oil Kings are playing the Medicine Hat Tigers in one Eastern Conference Semi-Final, while the Calgary Hitmen are playing the Red Deer Rebels in the other Conference Semi-Final of the WHL playoffs.
The hockey is intense and of very high quality.
A prime example was last night at the Scotiabank Saddledome. In a dramatic 2-1 Hitmen win, both coaches, the legendary Brent Sutter for Red Deer and Mike Williamson for Calgary, showed extreme emotion on the bench. In one particular instance, Sutter slammed a hockey stick on the bench to protest a five minute major penalty called against the Rebels.