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Firebirds Ranked a Franchise-Best 7th in Preseason Kia CHL Top 10

September 20, 2022 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Flint Firebirds News Release


Flint, Mich. - The Flint Firebirds have notched another milestone on the heels of their best season in franchise history as they crack the preseason Kia CHL Top 10 for the first time, coming in at #7.

This marks the third straight season the Firebirds have made the CHL Top 10, including a franchise record four consecutive weeks a year ago. This is now the highest the Firebirds have ever been ranked, in the Top 10, in franchise history.

Led by captain and first-round pick Brennan Othmann (New York Rangers), Flint carries six drafted or signed NHL players into the year, also a franchise-best, including Amadeus Lombardi (Detroit Red Wings), Gavin Hayes (Chicago Blackhawks), Dmitry Kuzmin (Winnipeg Jets), Will Cranley (St. Louis Blues) and Braeden Kressler (Toronto Maple Leafs).

Flint is the second highest ranked team in the entire Ontario Hockey League behind just the Guelph Storm (#4), who the Firebirds had a 4-1 record against a year ago. The Mississauga Steelheads (#8) and Owen Sound Attack (HM) were the other two OHL teams recognized in the Top 10.

The #7 Flint Firebirds open the 2022-23 season on home ice in just 11 days at the Dort Financial Center on Saturday, October 1 at 7:00 p.m. against the Niagara IceDogs.

Season Memberships are on sale NOW starting as low as $12 per game or $408 for the full season. Additionally, single-game tickets are on sale NOW. Tickets can be purchased at Etix.com in person at the Dort Financial Center Box Office during regularly scheduled hours, or over the phone by calling 1-800-514-3849.


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