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Flint Firebirds Featured in EA Sports NHL 16 This Year

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Flint, Mich. – As the Flint Firebirds are set to drop the puck for their inaugural season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), fans will have the special opportunity to play with the Firebirds in the EA Sports NHL 16 video game on various gaming counsels including PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Along with the Firebirds, all 20 clubs in the OHL including all 60 Canadian Hockey League (CHL) franchises will be featured in NHL 16 this year.

Firebirds team president, Costa Papista states: “We are very excited to partner with EA Sports. This is a great opportunity for Flint, Genesee County and our organization to be in front of hundreds of thousands of EA SPORTS fans around the world. This audience will have a fun and unique opportunity to learn about the next wave of NHL stars as they compete in the best development league in the world, the Ontario Hockey League.”

NHL 16 is a hockey video game developed by EA Canada and published by EA Sports. It is the 25th installment of the NHL series and was released on September 15, 2015 in North America and September 17 and 18 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The game was released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with a separate release for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 titled NHL: Legacy Edition. Jonathan Toews of the Chicago Blackhawks is the official cover athlete, marking his second appearance on an NHL cover, following NHL 11.

Work and Watch the Firebirds: The Dort Federal Event Center is currently looking for volunteer ushers for the upcoming inaugural season in the Ontario Hockey League. To apply, please contact the Dort Federal Event Center General Manager, Jeremy Torrey at (810) 618-1187 or jeremy@dorteventcenter.com.

About The Canadian Hockey League

The Canadian Hockey League is the world’s largest development hockey league with 60 teams in nine Canadian provinces and five American states. The CHL is made up of the Ontario Hockey League, Quebec Major Junior Hockey League and Western Hockey League. Last season, more than nine million fans attended CHL games in the regular season, playoffs and at the MasterCard Memorial Cup. The CHL supplies more players to the National Hockey League than any other league. Last season 527 graduates attended Canadian Universities on scholarships from CHL teams. For more information please visit www.chl.ca.

For media inquiries, contact:

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

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