Genesee County resident Tom Barden, in attendance at the reveal Monday, was named the winner of the contest. IMS Hockey Corp. officials said the bird represents freedom, oftentimes the result of a difficult journey, and offers significance amid the city's struggles, the Flint Journal reported. The jerseys, made by CCM-Reebok, come in two styles: predominantly blue with orange and predominantly white with orange. (09/09/16) - Painters spent the day Friday at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center creating the Flint Firebirds center ice logo that the team will skate on all season. m_gallery_json = ""; It drew more than 4,000 submissions and 2,000 unique names, and Papista says "Firebirds" was submitted by 38 different people. ET March 16, 2015 | Updated 12:56 p.m. m_gallery_creation_date = "Monday, March 16, 2015, 11:01 AM";

RELATED: Flint and Saginaw want home-and-home series to start 2015-16 OHL season. It's the very reason we chose to be part of this community in the first place.". 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. m_gallery_type = "photo"; Gallery: Flint Firebirds unveiled as name for Flint's new OHL team. m_gallery_id = "17273592"; Below the literal element is a hockey puck in orange with navy shadows and a circular arrow in grey. Overall, the name is nice but that logo… eh. The Bobcats take down the rival Chargers for the first time since 2008. "We are immensely honored to be a part of Flint and Genesee County," said team owner Rolf Nilsen. The logo shows a bird with its wings held high and a color scheme of orange, gray, navy blue and white. "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. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Image last updated on Monday, March 16, 2015. "And 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.".

"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.

They are not expected to return and are currently seeking a buyer. 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. Both combinations include blue and orange pants. Marie Greyhounds | Windsor Spitfires, Eastern Conference Sign in to get personalized notifications about your deals, cash back, special offers, and more. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. Subscribe to "Flint Firebirds" was the last name registered by IMS, on Feb. 25, two days before a second and final deadline issued by the OHL. 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. m_gallery_blog_id = "4466"; Search Groupon.

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