Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds final home game of the 2018-19 season is this Saturday night at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. (EDT) against the Sarnia Sting for the Firebirds’ annual ‘Fan Appreciation Night’ and post-game player autograph session. Also, Hockey Hall of Famer Willie O’Ree, who is credited with being the first black player to play in the NHL will be in attendance Saturday night (Watch Video).
O’Ree’s 22-year pro career included two seasons with the Boston Bruins. He played two games in 1957-58 and 43 in 1960-61, earning a total of four goals, four assists and 26 penalty minutes. He had five 30-goal seasons in the minors and was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018 as a builder of the sport.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Firebirds want to say thank you for another great season of Firebirds’ Hockey. There will be many free giveaways on tap including the Firebirds team picture to the first 2,500 fans through the doors, compliments of Commercial Graphics. Fans can stay after the game to meet-and-greet the Firebirds’ players during a post-game autograph session in the lobby.
Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to take home Dort Federal Credit Union thundersticks and foam pucks, 277 Firebirds’ players ‘Big Heads’ compliments of Landaal Packaging Systems, 1,000 lanyards compliments of PFCU, fan appreciation scratch-offs and many more giveaways!
Also, in special appreciation of Firebirds’ season ticket holders, for every paid season ticket, they will receive one complimentary ticket of equal value to bring a friend for Saturday night’s game.
Blue Line Club Menu: Presented by Great Lakes Sandwich Co & Cafe, Saturday evening’s dinner menu for the Blue Line Club features pulled pork sliders, cheesy chicken philly sliders, baked beans, macaroni and cheese, Mexican corn, potato salad or garden salad and assorted desserts. Saturday’s menu is available to all sponsors and season ticket holders for $12 per person. Dinner RSVPs are encouraged by emailing Karla Turner at email@example.com.
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.
Early bird ticket packages for the Flint Firebirds’ 2019-20 OHL season are on sale now. A $50 deposit reserves your seat for next season! The special early bird price deadline is Tuesday, April 30th and fans can secure their seats for next season at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For additional pricing and ticket information, fans can call the box office at (810) 744-0580 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About The Flint Firebirds:
The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League. The OHL is one of three ‘Major Junior’ leagues that make up 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.
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Flint Firebirds Hockey Club