Flint Firebirds Tickets
Location: Flint, Mich.
Head Coach: Eric Wellwood
Assistant Coaching Staff: Ryan Kuwabara (Associate Coach), Mark Ridout (Assistant Coach and Head of Strength & Conditioning), Greg Stefan (Goaltending Coach), Matt Larke (Skill Development Coach)
Flint Firebirds TicketsReady to blaze out and scorch their rivals out on the ice, the Flint Firebirds are geared up and ready to entertain their fans and represent their hometown of Flint, Mich., in the Ontario Hockey League. Though their franchise has gone under various names since 1990 — as the Detroit Compuware Ambassadors from 1990 to 1992; as the Detroit Junior Red Wings from 1992 to 1995; as the Detroit Whalers from 1995 to 1997; as the Plymouth Whalers from 1997 to 2015; and in their current incarnation as the Flint Firebirds from 2015 on — this men’s junior ice hockey team places consistently well in the OHL’s rankings and proudly represents its American hometown in a Canadian hockey league teeming with stiff competition. Indeed, the Firebirds have managed to improve their standing to No. 4 in the Western Conference leg of the OHL for the 2019–2020 season. For every year since 2015, and even going back to 2012 when the Firebirds were known as the Plymouth Whalers, the team has managed to propel talented young players into the Canadian Hockey League. You can see this new crop of talent in action. Get your Flint Firebirds tickets at StubHub today.
Who are some of the players on the roster of the Flint Firebirds?The Flint Firebirds’ roster consists, among other players, of goaltenders Peyton Grainer and Anthony Popovich; defensemen Jack Harper, Tyler Deline, Marcus Gretz and Tyler Tucker; and forwards Zacharie Giroux, Braeden Kressler, Brennan Othmann, Emmet Pierce and Connor Roberts. Grainer, Harper, Deline, Giroux, Kressler and Othmann are all in their rookie seasons at the CHL.
Are the Flint Firebirds involved in any major junior hockey rivalries?The Flint Firebirds’ major rivals are their fellow Michigan team and OHL member, the Saginaw Spirit. Indeed, the rival goes as far back in history as 1985 when the Firebirds were still known as the Flint Generals. The general rivalry between Flint and Saginaw is known as the I-75 rivalry, in reference to the highway that passes through Michigan.
What is the Flint Firebirds’ schedule like?Each junior hockey season typically runs from late September of one year to March of the following year. On March 11 and 13, 2020, the Firebirds will face off in away games, first against the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds and then against the London Knights. On March 14, they will be hosted by the Erie Otters for another game. After that, on March 18, they will face, on their own home turf, their great rivals and fellow Michiganders the Saginaw Spirit. The final two games of the regular season for the Flint Firebirds will take place on March 20 and 21, 2020. The first of these will be an away game against the Kitchener Rangers and the latter will be an away game against the Erie Otters.
In which arenas do the Flint Firebirds typically play their games?Home base for the Firebirds is the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint, Michigan. The arena opened in 1969 and is able to seat as many as 4,021 fans. Other venues depend on which opponent happens to be facing off against the Firebirds, but the team has been known to play at arenas like Budweiser Gardens in London, Ontario; the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario; and the Progressive Auto Sales Arena in Sarnia, Ontario.
Which other teams might fans of the Flint Firebirds like to see?Firebirds fans are expected to keep an eye on their team’s persistent rival, the Saginaw Spirit. Other important teams in the Western Conference leg of the OHL, like the London Knights and Kitchener Rangers, are worth watching.
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