Owner of Flint Firebirds suspended for five years, hit with a $250K fine

The Ontario Hockey League has made it’s final ruling on the situation with the Flint Firebirds, and has hit owner Rolf Nilsen with a massive punishment. In a statement from league commissioner David Branch, it has been announced that Nilsen has been suspended from being involved directly or indirectly with hockey operations of the team for five years, and a … Read more

Red Wings prospect Vili Saarijarvi assigned to Grand Rapids Griffins

The Detroit Red Wings have assigned Vili Saarijarvi (Sar-ee-yar-vee), one of their top defensive prospects, to the Grand Rapids Griffins. After a roller coaster ride of a season with the Flint Firebirds of the OHL, Saarijarvi finished with 12 goals and 31 assists (43 points) in 59 games. The Firebirds made headlines twice this year. After owner Rolf Nilson fired the … Read more