Statement From Rolf Nilsen, Owner Flint Firebirds

Monday November 9, 2015


Flint, MI– Last night, after our emotional overtime game against the Oshawa Generals, I made a decision with regards to our coaching staff which was an irresponsible mistake . 

This morning, we took steps to immediately reinstate the coaches.  Today the team’s senior leadership met with the players to apologize and have a very frank discussion about next steps we as team will take to remedy the situation. 

Ontario Hockey League Commissioner David Branch is in Flint this afternoon meeting with all parties involved.  We are fully cooperating with this investigation and will look to the findings to help us to continue to grow as a team. 

The Flint Firebirds’ management remains committed to providing the best hockey experience for our players, our fans and the Flint & Genesee County community.

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