Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds Hockey Club announced today the details for the club’s fifth-annual training camp to be held this Monday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Firebirds’ official practice facility, Flint Iceland Arenas on Elms Rd. in Clayton Township. The opening of training camp gives fans their first chance to watch the Firebirds in action with all practices and scrimmages being FREE and open to the public.
Fans are encouraged to attend the Firebirds’ fifth-annual Blue vs. White game on Wednesday, Aug 28. The main event takes place from 6-7:30 p.m. at Iceland Arenas and admission is free to the public.
Flint will welcome 48 skaters to Flint, which includes a record 19 returning Firebirds’ players, for fitness testing, on-ice practices and scrimmages. Along with the signed Firebirds’ skaters and invited free agents, nine players with NHL ties will be in attendance including Dennis Busby (Arizona Coyotes), Ty Dellandrea (Dallas Stars), Hunter Holmes (Philadelphia Flyers Camp ’18), Ethan Keppen (Vancouver Canucks), Vladislav Kolyachonok (Florida Panthers), Riley McCourt (Dallas Stars Camp ’18), Cody Morgan (Detroit Red Wings Camp ’19), Evgeniy Oksentyuk (Montreal Canadiens Camp ’19) and Connor Roberts (Pittsburgh Penguins Camp ’18).
Additionally, newly drafted prospects from the 2019 OHL Priority Selection and 2019 U-18 Priority Selection, prospects from previous OHL Priority Selections, CHL Import Drafts, as well as free agent invites will be in attendance. There will be three teams: Team Blue, Team Grey and Team White.
Below is a list of events for the Training Camp. All on-ice sessions are free and open to the public at Iceland Arenas.
Monday, August 26th:
2:00pm – Medicals / Equipment / Testing / Photos (Dort Federal Event Center)
6:00pm – Team Blue Practice (Iceland Arenas)
7:00pm – Team White Practice (Iceland Arenas)
8:00pm – Team Grey Practice (Iceland Arenas)
Tuesday, August 27th:
9:00am – Team White Practice (Iceland Arenas)
10:00am – Team Blue vs. Team Grey Game (Iceland Arenas)
5:00pm – Team Blue Practice (Iceland Arenas)
6:00pm – Team White vs. Team Grey Game (Iceland Arenas)
Wednesday, August 28th:
9:00am – Team Grey Practice (Iceland Arenas)
10:00am – Team White vs. Team Blue Game (Iceland Arenas)
6:00pm – Blue vs. White Game (Iceland Arenas)
Following training camp, the Firebirds will begin their first-of-four preseason games Saturday, Aug. 31 on the road against the Guelph Storm at 7 p.m. (ET). Flint will host in-state rival Saginaw Spirit for the Firebirds’ lone home preseason game at Iceland Arenas on Saturday, Sep. 14th. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. (ET).
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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