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Preview: Firebirds Battle the Battalion Thursday in North Bay

December 8, 2016 - North Bay, Ont. - The Flint Firebirds continue their six game road-swing Thursday night as the club faces off against the North Bay Battalion, beginning another three games in three nights weekend. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. at the North Bay Memorial Gardens (capacity 4,043). Game 29: Flint Firebirds (14-12-0-2) vs. North Bay Battalion (14-12-2-0) Date | Time Thursday, Dec. 8 | 7:00 p.m. Location North Bay, Ont. | North Bay Memorial Gardens (capacity 4,043) Tickets Online | (705) 495-8603, ext. 2700 TV - Coge... Full Story

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Mavericks Game Preview - December 7 at Allen

December 8, 2016 - ALLEN, Texas (December 7, 2016) - The Missouri Mavericks have played four consecutive one-goal games (1-1-2) heading into tonight's showdown with the Allen Americans. Allen is the only team to beat the Mavericks in regulation during that stretch so the Mavericks are looking for a measure of revenge in their first trip to Allen since opening weekend. WHO: Missouri Mavericks (8-9-3) at Allen Americans (11-12-0) WHAT: Season Game #21, Away Game #15. WHEN: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 7:05 p.m. WHERE: Allen Event C... Full Story

Erie Acquires Joseph Murdaca from Mississauga

December 8, 2016 - Erie, Pennsylvania - Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced this morning that the team has acquired goaltender Joseph Murdaca from the Mississauga Steelheads in exchange for a conditional 14th round pick in 2018. Murdaca, originally drafted in the tenth round of the 2014 OHL Priority Selection by the Saginaw Spirit, has appeared in 13 OHL games in his career, all with the Mississauga Steelheads. The Niagara Falls, Ontario native most recently spent time with the Trenton Golden Hawks of the OJHL, posting a 5-2-0-... Full Story

Schmaltz Nets Two in Overtime Loss to Rampage

December 8, 2016 - Rockford, Ill. - Chicago Blackhawks 2014 first-round draft pick, Nick Schmaltz, provided each of the Rockford IceHogs' (7-12-2-2) two goals in his first career AHL game, but an overtime goal from Joe Whitney spelled the difference in a 3-2 loss to the San Antonio Rampage (10-11-1-0) Wednesday night at BMO Harris Bank Center With Rockford trailing 2-0 entering the second period, Schmaltz erased the deficit on his own during his AHL debut. The 20 year old converted on each of his two shots in the second ... Full Story

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