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Firebirds Announce Hiring of Brandon Schroeder as Teams Head Equipment Manager

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today the hiring of Brandon Schroeder as the team’s new Head Equipment Manager

“We are really excited for Brandon,” President of Hockey Operations Terry Christensen said. “He learned a lot under Simon (Payette), who we felt was one of the best equipment managers in the league, and we are excited to have hired him from within. I’m very confident that Brandon will do a great job for our hockey club.”

Schroeder has spent time as the Firebirds Assistant Equipment Manager during 2017-18. He then became Head Equipment Manager for the Thief River Falls Norskies of the SIJHL during the 2018-19 season, before returning to the Firebirds for 2019-20 in his assistant’s role once again.

“I’d like to thank Rolf (Nilsen) and Terry (Christensen) for the opportunity,” Schroeder said. “I’m super excited to work in Flint again. It was a great learning experience from working with Simon (Payette) in 2019-2020. I can’t wait to get started.”

The native of Brighton, Mich. will be relocating to Grand Blanc, Mich. in the coming weeks.

About the Ontario Hockey League:
The Ontario Hockey League is a proud member of the Canadian Hockey League which is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and four American states. In addition to the OHL, the CHL is made up of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and the Western Hockey League. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League and U SPO­­­RTS than any other league.

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 leagues that constitute the 60-team 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 NHL players were CHL alums. Since the Firebirds’ inception in Flint, Michigan five seasons ago, the team has produced 21 NHL signed or drafted players. More than 250 scouts representing all 31 NHL clubs attended a Firebirds game in Flint during the 2019-20 season. The Firebirds average nearly 3,000 fans per game at the newly renovated Dort Financial Center, reaching over 100,000 fans each OHL season.

For media inquiries, contact:

Jack Sznewajs
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
jack@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347 ext. 223

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