Firebirds to Hold Second-Annual ‘Flint Tropics Night’ Saturday
Special ‘Tropics Jerseys’ to be live auctioned to benefit Firebirds Charitable Foundation
Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds return home to the Dort Federal Event Center this Saturday, Feb. 18, for the second-annual “Flint Tropics Night.” Puck drop for the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) contest is set for 7 p.m. against the Sarnia Sting.
Inspired by the movie “Semi-Pro” starring Will Ferrell, the Firebirds will be wearing special themed jerseys, pants and socks throughout the game that are sure to impress everyone in attendance. Immediately following the game, there will be a live jersey auction, giving fans an opportunity to take home the game-worn Flint Tropics jersey of their choice. Proceeds will be donated to the Firebirds Charitable Foundation which benefits local youth organizations throughout Mid-Michigan.
The first 2,000 fans in attendance will receive complimentary leis. Special video clips from the movie Semi Pro, tropical themed music, Flint Tropics merchandise and many more fun and entertaining events will take place throughout the night.
The Firebirds have won five of their past six games. The team holds a 4-1 record against the Sarnia Sting this season. Flint’s Ryan Moore is fifth among all OHL skaters in points (32G, 38A) and is in the midst of a six-game point-streak (7G, 5A). Kole Sherwood (Columbus Blue Jackets) is on a 14-game point-streak (14G, 17A) dating back to Dec. 30, 2016. Additionally, Nick Caamano (Dallas Stars) has five goals in the last five games.
Players to watch on Sarnia’s roster include: Filip Helt (St. Louis Blues), Jordan Kyrou (St. Louis Blues), Jaden Lindo (Pittsburg Penguins) and Anthony Salinitri (Philadelphia Flyers). Sarnia also has four players among the 68 OHL skaters Listed to watch for the upcoming NHL Draft this June: Adam Ruzicka (27th), Ryan McGregor (79th) and Nicholas Grima (209th). Aidan Hughes is ranked at number 28 for goaltenders in North America.
Single game tickets for the Flint Firebirds are $12 for Bronze, $15 for Silver, $19 for Gold and $25 for VIP seating. All seats are reserved / assigned seating. Parking has been reduced to $5 dollars, which is new this season. Fans can purchase tickets at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office or online by clicking ticketmaster.com.