Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today the hiring of Jack Sznewajs (pronounced Snev-ice) to be the Director of Broadcasting and Communications.
Sznewajs spent the 2019-20 season in Flint as the team’s color commentator and worked with the Firebirds Hockey Network in camera operations, helped conduct interviews and provided live stats for all Firebirds productions.
“Jack did a great job for us last season working alongside Dominic (Hennig),” Firebirds President Jeremy Torrey said. “He earned this opportunity and we are confident he is going to do a great job in his new role and as the play-by-play broadcaster of the Firebirds.”
Prior to his time in Flint, Sznewajs worked for the Big Ten Network and Michigan State University athletics. He graduated from MSU in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. During his time as a Spartan he broadcasted over 150 games across seven sports, including the MSU hockey team. Over the last several years, Sznewajs has worked in high school athletics across Michigan broadcasting games for the MHSAA, Fox Sports Detroit Prep Zone and the NFHS Network.
“It’s an absolute honor to work for the Firebirds,” said Sznewajs. “I grew up attending games in Plymouth when the team was the Whalers so being apart of the franchise’s continued success in Flint now is special. I want to thank the Firebirds organization for this tremendous opportunity and look forward to getting started and preparing for the upcoming season.”
Sznewajs is a native of Bloomfield Hills, Mich. He graduated high school in 2015 from the University of Detroit Jesuit and plans to relocate to Grand Blanc, Mich. this summer.
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 19 NHL signed or drafted players. More than 250 scouts representing all 31 NHL clubs attended a Firebirds game in Flint throughout 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:
Director of Broadcasting and Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
(810) 744-0580 Ext. 223