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Record 19 Saturday Nights Highlight Firebirds’ 2019-20 OHL Schedule

Team excited to host 31 of 34 home games on weekends and holiday dates

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds Hockey Club announced the composite schedule for the 2019-20 season, presented by Perani’s Hockey World. The schedule features a record 31 of the Firebirds’ 34 regular season home games taking place on either weekends or holiday dates at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center in Flint.

The Firebirds first game on home-ice will be Saturday, Sep. 28 at 7 p.m. (ET) when Flint hosts the Niagara IceDogs for the Firebirds’ fifth-annual Opening Night celebration, which will feature a tailgate party, music, bounce houses for the children and many more family fun activities.

For the fifth consecutive year, Flint will continue the tradition of playing on home-ice the night before Thanksgiving as the Firebirds will host in-state rival Saginaw Spirit on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. The Firebirds 3rd-annual “School Day Game” will also be a highlight of the schedule this year when the club takes the ice against the Sarnia Sting on Wednesday, Nov. 13th at 11 a.m. Any academic administers or educators interested in bringing their students to the Firebirds “School Day Game” can contact the Firebirds’ Director of Marketing Dominic Gutierrez by calling (810) 701-8536 or emailing domg@flintfirebirds.com.  A full promotional schedule will be released throughout the summer.

2019-Printable-Schedule-2

Fans will have the opportunity to see every member of the 20-team league as each club will visit Flint for a minimum of one time throughout the regular season. Likewise, the Firebirds will play in every OHL city at least once throughout the 2019-20 campaign.

Flint will have many opportunities to play the other four West Division members, as the Firebirds will face-off against the Saginaw Spirit and Sarnia Sting eight times each this season including six games each against the Windsor Spitfires and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. The Firebirds will battle against the five remaining Western Conference members four times each and will also play both one game at home and one contest on the road against the 10 Eastern Conference clubs.

The Firebirds will host one Saturday night pre-season game at the Firebirds’ official practice facility, Iceland Arenas on Elms Road in Clayton Township on Saturday, Sep. 14 against Saginaw at 7 p.m. (ET). Tickets are complimentary to Firebirds’ season ticket holders and sponsors. Fans can purchase general admission tickets for $10 dollars.

Season ticket packages are the best value for Flint Firebirds fans and are on sale now for the upcoming 2019-20 season. Benefits for full season ticket holders include free parking, a ticket savings for all 34 home games, complimentary tickets to all (4) road regular-season games in Saginaw, (4) buddy vouchers to bring a friend to any home Firebirds’ game, exclusive invitation to team and player events and much, much, more.

Season Tickets can be purchased at the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office, Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET). For more information, contact the Dort Federal Event Center Box Office at (810) 744-0580 or email mary@dorteventcenter.com.

Fans can also book group outings now for the upcoming season before individual game tickets go on sale to the general public! Group ticket packages are available to fit your needs. Whether you are entertaining corporate clients, celebrating a special occasion, having a fun night out with family and friends or rewarding employees, we have a fun, easy and affordable plan for you! For more information, contact John Notter by calling (810) 744-0580 ext. 216 or by emailing john@flintfirebirds.com.

The Firebirds’ training camp will take place Monday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Aug. 28. The camp will be held at the Firebirds’ official practice facility, Iceland Arenas, and is open to the public with free admission for all on-ice sessions. Stay tuned to www.FlintFirebirds.com for video and more information on the Firebirds at the 2019 NHL Draft, the Firebirds’ 2019-20 season promotional schedule and training camp information.

 

About The Flint Firebirds: 
The Flint Firebirds are a proud member of the prestigious 20-team Ontario Hockey League. The OHL is part of the 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 four seasons ago, the team has produced 17 NHL signed or drafted players. More than 250 scouts representing all 31 NHL clubs attended a Firebirds game in Flint throughout the 2018-19 season. The Firebirds average nearly 3,000 fans per game at the newly renovated Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center, reaching over 100,000 fans each OHL season.

 

For media inquiries, contact:

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

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