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OHL 20 in 20 Season Preview: Flint Firebirds

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Despite just 16 wins last season, the Flint Firebirds return with an experienced core of 18 and 19-year-olds and hope to challenge cross-state rival Saginaw in this year’s I-75 Divide Cup.

2018-19 Record: 16-46-6-0, 38 points (5th West Division)
Head Coach: Eric Wellwood (2nd season)
Key additions: Brennan Othmann, Braeden Kressler, Evgeni Oksentyuk, Jack Harper
Notable graduates: Emanuel Vella, Hakon Nilsen
Leading scorer: Ty Dellandrea (60 GP, 22-41–63)
Leading scorer (defencemen): Riley McCourt (47 GP, 6-26–32)
Leading scorer (rookie): Vladislav Kolyachonok (54 GP, 4-26–30)
Leading goaltender: Luke Cavallin* (36 GP, 8-21-2-0, 5.23 GAA, .864 SV%)
Quick Hit: After each missed much of the 2018-19 season to injury, Dennis Busby and Connor Roberts return to the Flint lineup to begin the new campaign.
#OHLOpeningWeek schedule: Fri. Sept. 20 at SOO, Sat. Sept. 21 at SAG

*-among returning players

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