Firebirds partner with XOS Thunder HD for most comprehensive video-based coaching and training solution

Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds have partnered with Catapult Sports to become one of the first Ontario Hockey League (OHL) teams to utilize the industry-leading video software, XOS Thunder HD, for comprehensive video-based coaching and training solutions.

“We are thrilled to announce that we have partnered with XOS Digital, Inc.,” said Flint Firebirds Vice President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Barclay Branch. “XOS Thunder HD will provide our coaches and players with state-of-the-art training software and computers, including the highest video quality possible, for teaching purposes moving forward.”

The Firebirds continue to be at the forefront of both technology and facilities provided to their players and have become one of the premiere player-training facilities in all of Junior Hockey. XOS Thunder HD is used by more than 75% of NHL organizations today and the Firebirds are following their lead.

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 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.

About XOS Digital
Founded in 1999, XOS Digital provides more than 500 sports organizations at all levels a competitive advantage by unlocking insight and value from their digital media assets. XOS offers software, analytics and services that enable our partners to preserve and monetize their digital media assets and our coaches to better scout, recruit, teach and win. The ever-expanding portfolio of products and services, including the XOS Thunder™ HD Coaching Platform, XOS ThunderCloud Suite, XOS Digital Licensing Portal™ and XOS Vault™ digital asset management system, reflect the XOS Digital commitment to continuing innovation. For more information, visit


For more information:

Dominic Hennig
Director of Broadcasting & Communications
Flint Firebirds Hockey Club
(810) 519-9347

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