Flint, Mich. – The Firebirds will return home to the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center this Saturday, Feb. 23. when the club hosts the Guelph Storm. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. (ET) for the Firebirds’ 4th-annual United Auto Workers (UAW) / United Way Night.
All UAW members will receive a $5 discounted silver level ticket with valid ID at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office. Fans can see two hockey games for the price of one as Team UAW will face-off vs. Team United Way in the annual ‘Live United Game.’ Doors open at 3:45 p.m., the game starts at 4 p.m. and fans must have a ticket to the following Firebirds’ game at 7 p.m. to gain entrance into the ‘Live United’ game.
Then, during the Firebirds’ game, there will be a silent auction for both the UAW and United Way team jerseys and various other items such as a Tom Brady autographed picture and various Detroit Red Wings’ autographed photos to raise money for the United Way. Additionally, all 50-50 and chuck-a-puck proceeds will benefit United Way of Genesee County. United Way is the leadership and support organization for a network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories.
There are 13 players that have been drafted and/or signed in the NHL between Flint and Guelph’s active rosters, consisting of the Firebirds’ Dennis Busby (Arizona Coyotes) and Ty Dellandrea (Dallas Stars) and the Storm’s Sean Durzi (Los Angeles Kings), Fedor Gordeev (Toronto Maple Leafs), MacKenzie Entiwstle (Chicago Blackhawks), Liam Hawel (Dallas Stars), Cam Hillis (Montreal Canadiens), Markus Phillips (Los Angeles Kings), Issac Ratcliffe (Philadelphia Flyers), Dmitri Samorukov (Edmonton Oilers), Nate Schnarr (Arizona Coyotes), Nick Suzuki (Montreal Canadiens) and Alexey Toropchenko (St. Louis Blues).
Single game tickets for all Firebirds games are $12 Bronze, $16 Silver, $20 Gold and $26 VIP seating (Seating Chart). All seats are reserved / assigned seating. Fans can purchase tickets by calling (810) 744-0580, in-person at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office or online at ticketmaster.com here.
About The Flint Firebirds:
The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League. The OHL is part of the Canadian Hockey League (CHL), which is known as the world’s premiere player development league for the NHL. On NHL opening day rosters in October, 70% of the players were CHL alums. Since the Firebirds’ inception four seasons ago, the team has produced 15 NHL signed or drafted players. The Firebirds average nearly 3,000 fans per game at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, reaching over 100,000 fans each OHL season.