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Firebirds Receive Commitment from Third-Round-Pick Ethan Hay

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds announced today that forward Ethan Hay has committed to an Ontario Hockey League standard player agreement with the club. 

“We are excited that we were have received a commitment from Ethan (Hay),” President of Hockey Operations Terry Christensen said. “He’s going to help bolster our center-ice position and we are looking forward to getting him to Flint for training camp.”

Hay, the Firebirds third-round pick (46th overall) in the 2021 OHL Priority Selection has been with Waterloo Wolves AAA program for the last several years.

“I’m so honored to now be a part of such a great organization,” Hay said. “Flint does an amazing job at looking after and developing their players. I can’t wait to get started.”

During the 2019-20 season with the Wolves U15 team, Hay registered 29 points (10 G, 19 A) in just 31 games played. He spent the 2020-21 COVID-19 affected season with the Wolves U16 team.

“I think this (Flint) is a great fit for me,” said Hay. “I am striving to be an impact player for the Firebirds.”

The Waterloo, ON native stands at 6-foot-1, 185-pounds and will wear number-68 for the Firebirds this season. 

“We feel it is important to add size and skill to our lineup,” Christensen said. “Ethan fits that mold perfectly and will be an important addition to our roster.”

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

For media inquiries, contact:

Jack Sznewajs
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
jack@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 744-0580 ext. 223

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