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Preview: Firebirds complete road-trip Sunday in Oshawa

Flint Firebirds at Oshawa Generals
Date | Time Sunday, Feb. 9 | 6:05 p.m.
Location Oshawa, Ont. | Tribute Communities Centre (capacity 6,125)
Tickets Online | (877) 436-8811
TV – Rogers TV channel 10 / 510 HD Live (Oshawa)
– OHL Action Pak: Rogers TV 466 & Cogeco TV 466 Live (Ontario)
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Radio WQUS 103.1 FM (Flint & Mid-Michigan) | Pregame Show: 5:30p
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Oshawa, Ont. – The Firebirds wrap-up three road games in three days Sunday when the club faces off against the Oshawa Generals. Puck drop is set for 6:05 p.m. (ET) at the Tribute Communities Centre (capacity 6,125).

Sunday marks the second of two meetings between the two clubs, and the only game in Oshawa. All-time, the ‘Birds hold a record of 3-6-0-0 versus the Gens, and a record of 1-3-0-0 in Oshawa. In the lone meeting this season, Flint posted a 4-3 overtime victory over the Generals on Jan. 3.

Last night, the Firebirds defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 7 – 3. The victory extended Flint’s overall franchise-best winning streak to nine games, and set a new franchise best road-game winning streak at six games. It also surpassed the club’s record for most away-game wins in a single season at 14. The team is now one victory shy of tying the record for most overall wins in a season, which currently sits at 32.

The Firebirds enter Sunday’s contest in second place in the West Division with a record of 31-17-1-1. The Generals are currently third in the East Division with an 26-17-4-2 record. This year, Flint is 14-9-0-1 on the road while Oshawa is 14-8-1-1 on home ice. In their last 10 games, Flint is 9-1-0-0 and Oshawa is 5-4-1-0.

Of note, six Firebirds have close connections with Oshawa: Ty Dellandrea (Port Perry), Jake Durham (Port Perry), Ethan Keppen (Whitby) and Brennan Othmann (Pickering) hail from the Oshawa region. Flint’s Vice President of Hockey Operations and General Manager Barclay Branch is a native of Oshawa and Flint’s Head Coach Eric Wellwood spent two seasons (2014-16) as an assistant coach with the Generals and was a part of the Memorial Cup Championship team in 2015.

On special teams this season, Flint’s killing penalties at a rate of 81.6% when short-handed, which is 5th-best in the OHL. Oshawa’s penalty-killers are tied for 11th at 79%. With the man-advantage, the Gens rank fourth in the league, converting at a rate of 23.2%, and the Firebirds are 18th, scoring at a 18.6% clip.

 

Broadcast Coverage:
Sunday evening’s contest in Oshawa can be heard live on the radio throughout Flint & Mid-Michigan on US 103.1 FM, online at www.us103.com or by downloading the US 103 app here. Dominic Hennig will call the play-by-play action on the Flint Firebirds Hockey Radio Network. Pregame coverage will begin 35 minutes prior to puck drop at 5:30 p.m.

The game will also be televised live in Oshawa on channel 10 / 510 (HD) for Rogers TV cable subscribers. In addition, the game will be televised live province-wide across Ontario on the OHL Action Pak on channel 466 for Rogers TV cable subscribers and channel 466 for Cogeco TV cable subscribers. OHL fans with cable television in Ontario can add the OHL Action Pak to their television plan to catch the Firebirds in action, home or away all season long. Along with Sunday’s game, 65 of the Firebirds’ 68 games throughout the 2019-20 season are also scheduled to be televised live across the province of Ontario on the OHL Action Pak.

All Flint Firebirds home and away games throughout the 2018-19 season can be watched anywhere in the world online on www.ohllive.com or on the OHL Live app. OHL Live is a league video streaming platform that delivers high quality live and on-demand coverage of all regular season and playoff games annually. The cost is $6.99 per game, $69.99 for Flint Firebirds away games only, $179.99 for all 68 home and away Firebirds games and $279.99 for all 1,360 OHL games throughout the 2019-20 season.

 

For more information:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
dominic@flintfirebirds.com
(810) 519-9347 

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