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Mike Hildenbrand begins his second year with the Firebirds prior to the 2017-18 season and comes to Flint with more than 13 years of equipment managing experience. No stranger to the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), Hildenbrand was the equipment manager for the Erie Otters for three seasons from 2010-13 and the Windsor Spitfires from 2006-07. Mike also brings four years of professional hockey experience as he was the equipment manager for the KHL Medveščak Zagreb in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) based out of Russia from 2014-15 after he was the main equipment manager for the Vancouver Canucks’ East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) affiliate, Victoria Salmon Kings from 2007-10. During the time with Victoria, Mike attended Vancouver’s training camp for three years and worked with the Manitoba Moose in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Prior to Flint, Hildenbrand was the main equipment manager for the University of Windsor Lancers men’s hockey team in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS). Mike has also worked with Hockey Canada as he was a member of the 2009 Hockey Canada’s national under-18 Summer Evaluation Camp staff in addition to Hockey Canada’s Sledge Hockey program in 2015-16.