REPORT: Firebirds on Strike; Coaches Fired & Players Walking Out

Posted: November 8, 2015 by OHLInsiders in Flint Firebirds News, Flint Firebirds Rumours, News, Rumours
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One league source and one source out of Flint, MI tell OHLInsiders that the Flint Firebirds have gone on strike, all coaches have been fired and players have begun walking out.

While the reasoning behind this groundbreaking news remains behind closed doors, one theory is that the owner, assumed to be Rolf Nilson, is/was upset about the amount of playing time his boy Hakon has been receiving, coaching stood their ground and were all fired. The players who stand behind their coaching staff have also begun walking out the door.

I have not been told if anybody remains or where Firebirds management specifically GM Terry Christensen stand. All I have been told is “staff fired and players walking out.”

The Firebirds currently fighting through their third month of OHL regular season competition sit with a record of 7-9-0-1 which is good enough for second last in the western conference.
Regardless of the reasoning behind it, the future does not look bright for OHL hockey in Flint.
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  1. […] OT victory over the Oshawa Generals, owner Rolf Nilsen fired the entire coaching staff, reportedly because he felt they weren’t playing his son, defenseman Hakon Nilsen, […]

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  2. […] OT victory over the Oshawa Generals, owner Rolf Nilsen fired the entire coaching staff, reportedly because he felt they weren’t playing his son, defenseman Hakon Nilsen, […]

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  3. […] John Buccigross and OHLInsiders.com were the first to report the news. ABC12 WJRT in Flint, Mich., confirmed […]

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  4. […] John Buccigross and OHLInsiders.com were the first to report the news. ABC12 WJRT in Flint, Mich., confirmed […]

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  5. […] OHL Insiders, who initially broke the story Sunday, reports that the firings stemmed from a lack of ice time for Hakon Nilsen, son of team owner Rolf Nilsen. The 17-year-old defenseman was part of the walk out as well, according to ESPN’s John Buccigross. […]

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  6. […] OHL Insiders, who initially broke the story Sunday, reports that the firings stemmed from a lack of ice time for Hakon Nilsen, son of team owner Rolf Nilsen. The 17-year-old defenseman was part of the walk out as well, according to ESPN’s John Buccigross. […]

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  7. […] OHL Insiders, who initially broke the story Sunday, reports that the firings stemmed from a lack of ice time for Hakon Nilsen, son of team owner Rolf Nilsen. The 17-year-old defenseman was part of the walk out as well, according to ESPN’s John Buccigross. […]

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  8. […] OHL Insiders, who initially broke the story Sunday, reports that the firings stemmed from a lack of ice time for Hakon Nilsen, son of team owner Rolf Nilsen. The 17-year-old defenseman was part of the walk out as well, according to ESPN’s John Buccigross. […]

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  9. […] to a report from OHL Insiders, players began walking out following their come-from-behind win over the Oshawa Generals. Apparently Firebirds team owner Rolf Nilsen was unhappy with the amount […]

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  10. Dan says:

    I was at the game Sunday night. Mostly empty stadium. Maybe this has something to do with it.

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  11. […] John Buccigross and OHLInsiders.com were the first to report the news. ABC12 WJRT in Flint, Mich., confirmed […]

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  12. bob saget says:

    This is absolutely ridiculous and the CHL should ban this asshole from every owning position possible of any club.There has to be some sort of ethics code that the league has set up that bars GM’S and Owners from acting like idiots.This is the ohl the best league in the world for juniors and this ass is treating it like the WSHL or the Fed. Get rid of this clown.

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  13. […] John Buccigross and OHLInsiders.com were the first to report the news. ABC12 WJRT in Flint, Mich., confirmed […]

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  14. Chris says:

    Fire the owner, move the team and start over!

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