", RELATED: Plymouth Whalers coach, GM not staying on with team after move. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Several alternate marks were also registered by the club, none of which make up for the fact that we will all really miss the name “Whalers” in the OHL. Zip Code, Neighborhood, City. It drew more than 4,000 submissions and 2,000 unique names, and Papista says "Firebirds" was submitted by 38 different people. m_gallery = "flint_firebirds_unveiled_as_na_1"; Thanks to a series of trademark registrations spotted earlier today the new Flint Ontario Hockey League team will be known as the Flint Firebirds, the team has since confirmed this.

Gallery: Flint Firebirds unveiled as name for Flint's new OHL team. Flint United will feature a slightly different model than the Firebirds or Bucks.

The Flint Firebirds are a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League that began play in Flint for the 2015–16 season. The Michigan Warriors, a member of the Tier II junior North American Hockey League, have played at Perani since 2010. Flint team officials were granted a one-week extension before that as they continued to weigh options and pursue copyright protection. No New Notifications. Flint Firebirds center ice logo painted Friday, Grand Blanc's Kate Brody wins the Division 1 individual golf state championship, mailto:jayne.e.berklich@abc12.com - (810) 233-3130.

The officials also unveiled the team's logo and jersey. League officials earlier this year approved plans to sell the Plymouth Whalers and move the team to Flint. Marie Greyhounds | Windsor Spitfires, Eastern Conference Flint Firebirds unveiled as name for Flint's new OHL team, Plymouth Whalers coach, GM not staying on with team after move, Flint and Saginaw want home-and-home series to start 2015-16 OHL season. Listed below is our full sticker product line customized with your team’s logo. Thank you for your interest in our network of websites, newsletters, and other services. Contact him: amcmann@mlive.com; on Twitter @AaronMcMann.

The bird has orange fire coming out of its beak.

It's the very reason we chose to be part of this community in the first place.". The Flint Generals played in the International Hockey League from 1969 to 1985 and the Colonial Hockey League, United Hockey League and IHL from 1993 to 2010. Firebirds was apparently one of three names the team had tried to use, the first two – Generals and Phoenix – were blocked by the Canadian Hockey League because they already were used by other teams in the league (nice one). Contents[show] Detroit Compuware Ambassadors 1990-1992 Detroit Junior Red Wings 1992-1995 Detroit Whalers 1995-1997 Plymouth Whalers 1997-2015 Flint Firebirds 2015-present Secondary logo, also introduced in 2015. Overall, the name is nice but that logo… eh. m_gallery_pagetype = "embed"; "We desire to build a team that the community can be proud of; a team whose impact will be felt far beyond the ice of Perani Arena," said team owner Rolf Nilsen. Below the literal element is a hockey puck in orange with navy shadows and a circular arrow in grey. "Flint is a community that has been built and sustained on the fierce resilience of its residents, and we see the Firebird as a symbol of that resilience," team president Costa Papista said in a release.

IMS Hockey bought Perani Arena in December. "We see a revival happening in Flint. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Content is available under $1 unless otherwise noted. m_gallery_title = "Flint Firebirds unveiled as name for Flint\'s new OHL team"; A virtual museum of sports logos, uniforms and historical items. __________________________________________________. A tribute to the fictitious ABA team in the 2008 film "Semi-Pro" starring Will Ferrell, the name gained traction on social media early and actually won an MLive poll of the final names. First look: Flint OHL team unveils name, logo, uniforms The Flint Journal Published 11:19 a.m. Barrie Colts | Hamilton Bulldogs | Brampton Battalion | Kingston Frontenacs | Mississauga Steelheads | Niagara IceDogs | Oshawa Generals | Ottawa 67's | Peterborough Petes | Sudbury Wolves. But many, including Flint Journal editor Bryn Mickle and columnist Andrew Heller, eventually came down against the name, concerned it could make the franchise into a mockery. Genesee County resident Tom Barden, in attendance at the reveal Monday, was named the winner of the contest. Sorry, they won’t be the Flint Stones, not the Tropics either. It's the very reason we chose to be part of this community in the first place. Nice dig, Rob Lizotte.