Flint Posts 4-1 Victory in Saginaw Saturday
Saginaw, Mich. - The Firebirds scored four unanswered goals to spoil their in-state rivals' opening night Saturday, posting a 4-1 victory in front of 4,125 fans at the Dow Event Center. Flint's Anthony Popovich made 34 saves on 35 shots, Jake Durham recorded a hat-trick, Connor Roberts tallied two assists and Brennan Othmann recorded his first-career OHL goal to earn the Firebirds a 1-0 lead in the I-75 Divide Cup, presented by Coors Light.
2019-20 Home Opening Weekend:
The Firebirds' Home Opening night at the Dort Federal Event Center is Saturday, September 28. The club will host the Niagara IceDogs, with puck drop slated for 7:00 p.m. (ET). Many fun promotions are scheduled including all fans in attendance receiving a rally towel, compliments of Dort Federal Credit Union, the official Flint Firebirds' magnet schedule will be handed out to fans as they exit the building Saturday night, in addition to bounce houses for the kids and other fun promotions will take place during the duration of the game.
The Firebirds are also hosting their inaugural cornhole tournament before the game! The tournament will consist of two divisions, social and competitive, and teams consist of two players each. Day of registration begins at Noon. The tournament starts at 2:00 p.m. leading up to the Firebirds game at 7:00 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Flint Firebirds Charitable Foundation which was created to support youth in education and sports programs in Genesee and Lapeer Counties. Full details and registration available HERE.
Opening weekend continues Sunday when the Firebirds host the Sarnia Sting at 2 p.m. Sunday's game is the first Firebirds' Family "FUN"day. The Sunday "FUN"day games feature up to two free kids' tickets (12 & under) with the purchase of an adult ticket, as well as a post-game 'skate with Firebirds players, and bounce houses for the kids. The official Flint Firebirds' magnet schedule will be handed out to fans as they exit the building.
There will also be a Car Show from 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Dort Federal Event Center Parking Lot. Fans with concept cars or out-of-production classics can show off their cars, receive 2 Silver Level Tickets and free parking for $20! In addition, the first 50 cars registered will receive a FREE hockey and Hot Rods T-shirt.
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