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Preview: Firebirds Wrap-Up Road Trip in North Bay Sunday

December 8, 2019 - Ontario Hockey League (OHL) - Flint Firebirds News Release

North Bay, Ont. - The Flint Firebirds will play their third game, in a third city in four nights when the club faces-off against the North Bay Battalion Sunday afternoon. Puck drop is set for 2 p.m. (ET) at the North Bay Memorial Gardens (capacity 4,246).

Sunday marks the second of two meetings between the two clubs this season, and the only contest in North Bay. All-time, the Firebirds hold a record of 2-5-1-1 versus the Troops and are 0-2-1-1 in North Bay. Flint went 0-1-1-0 in the series last season, picking up one point on the road in an overtime defeat.

The last time these teams met was in Flint on October 19th and Flint won 6-3, Ty Dellandrea recorded three points (1G, 2A), Jack Wismer recorded two goals and Luke Cavallin made 42 saves on 45 shots. The last time the two teams squared off in North Bay was February 7. Ethan Keppen scored twice for Flint and added an assist, earning 'Third-Star' honors. Cody Morgan and Jack Wismer also had a three-point game, each scoring once and assisting on two tallies. In the end, North Bay scored in overtime to earn the 5 - 4 victory.

Of note, the Firebirds called up forward and Sudbury native Zacharie Giroux from the Rayside Balfour Canadians Thursday morning. Giroux notched his first-career OHL point, in his second shift of his first-career OHL game yesterday. Today, he's expected to play just his second-ever OHL game and his first in his hometown of Sudbury. Flint will be without Vladislav Kolyachonok and Evgeniy Oksentyuk for the road trip, both are with Team Belarus at the World Junior Championships, Division IA.

Broadcast Coverage:

Sunday afternoon's contest against the North Bay Battalion can be heard live on the radio throughout Flint & Mid-Michigan on US 103.1 FM, online at or by downloading the US 103 app here. Dominic Hennig will call the play-by-play action on the Flint Firebirds Hockey Radio Network. Pregame coverage will begin 30 minutes prior to puck drop at 1:30 p.m.

The game will also be televised live in North Bay on YourTV channel 12 / 700 (HD) for Cogeco cable subscribers. In addition, the game will be televised province-wide throughout Ontario on the OHL Action Pak on channel 469 for both Cogeco TV and Rogers TV cable subscribers. OHL fans with cable television in Ontario can add the OHL Action Pak to their television plan to catch the Firebirds in action, home or away all season long. Along with Sunday's game, 63 of the Firebirds' 68 games throughout the 2019-20 season are also scheduled to be televised live across the province of Ontario on the OHL Action Pak.

All Flint Firebirds home and away games throughout the 2018-19 season can be watched anywhere in the world online on or on the OHL Live app. OHL Live is a league video streaming platform that delivers high quality live and on-demand coverage of all regular season and playoff games annually. The cost is $6.99 per game, $69.99 for Flint Firebirds away games only, $179.99 for all 68 home and away Firebirds games and $279.99 for all 1,360 OHL games throughout the 2019-20 season.

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