Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds played a physical brand of hockey in a 6-3 defeat to the Kitchener Rangers Saturday evening at the Dort Federal Event Center. The two clubs combined for a total of 36 penalty minutes in the contest, 78 shots on net, and nine goals. Kitchener native Eric Uba scored his third career goal in as many games, earning ‘third-star of the game’ honors for his efforts. C.J. Clarke and Connor Roberts each scored their first of the season, and netminder Luke Cavallin made 41 saves in a stellar performance between-the-pipes. With a late surge that produced three goals in under five minutes late in the game, the Rangers skated away with the victory.
Next up for Flint, the Firebirds will head to Saginaw for a Saturday night match-up against in-state rival, Saginaw Spirit. Puck drop is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Dow Event Center on Oct. 20.
The Firebirds will return home to the Dort Federal Event Center next Sunday, Oct. 21 for the first 'Family Sunday “FUN”day' of the season. Every Sunday Firebirds home game will be a Family Sunday “FUN”day featuring up to 2 free kids tickets with the purchase of an adult ticket as well as a post-game 'skate with Firebirds players' and an autograph signing session with Firebirds players following the game.
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