Flint, Mich. – The 2021-22 Flint Firebirds season officially kicks off Sunday, August 29 with training camp opening at the Dort Financial Center.
“After a long layoff, we are very excited to open up the 2021-22 season with our training camp next week,” President of Hockey Operations Terry Christensen said. “It’s going to be great seeing our players back on the ice as they prepare for our home opener October 9th against the Erie Otters.”
The players will be divided into two teams and will be going through practices both on and off the ice at Flint Iceland Arena.
All practices will be closed to the public. However, the Blue vs. White game, scheduled to take place at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 1, will be open to fans in accordance with state and local health guidelines.
The 2021-22 OHL Season is scheduled to start October 7.
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:
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
(810) 519-9347 ext. 223