The story surrounding the Flint Firebirds inaugural season playing in the Ontario Hockey  League has been well documented by international media. Since the second go around firing both John Gruden and Dave Karpa, the OHL now runs the Firebirds day to day operations. Read the rest of this entry »


OHL Alumnus Trojanovic Faces Multiple Charges

Posted: February 23, 2016 by OHLInsiders in News, Uncategorized

An email received late Tuesday night, names former Peterborough Petes defender Steven Trojanovic as the subject of the following allegation. Read the rest of this entry »

Now that we’ve seen part two to the ongoing Flint Firebirds saga, I want to look a bit more into Rolf Nilsen’s motive behind not only hindering the career of twenty or so young men, but buying the team and putting it in Flint, Michigan in the first place.

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The Flint Firebirds have re-fired coaches John Gruden and Dave Karpa. The man who was originally brought in as an advisor to owner Rolf Nilsen will take over Gruden’s former Head Coach/General Manager jobs.  Read the rest of this entry »

The 17th place Saginaw Spirit have fired long time head coach, Greg Gilbert, who had been with the Spirit ever since his hiring back in the midst of the 2011-2012. For at least the remainder of the current OHL season, long time hockey personality Moe Mantha will take over on an interim basis behind the Spirit bench. Read the rest of this entry »

The London Knights and Sarnia Sting engaged in what I would call “Old Time Hockey” at the end of thier game on Sunday at the Budweiser Gardens in London. The fans could sense that things were going to spill over early into the contest and at the 18:39 mark  of the third period everything hit the fan as Sarnia defenceman Kevin Spinozzi jumped London forward Max Jones and it was on. Read the rest of this entry »

The Flint Firebirds have named Sergei Kharin Director of Player Personnel. Kharin was brought in last month at the same time as the firing of GM Terry Christensen. Kharin’s role was to act as an advisor/assistant to malintentioned owner Rolf Nilsen. Read the rest of this entry »

The Barrie Colts have acquired 19 year old winger Keigan Goetz from the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in exchange for 2 draft picks. Read the rest of this entry »

The Windsor Spitfires have announced they’ve acquired Brett Primeau from the Kingston Frontenacs in exchange for future considerations and defender Ryan Sarris from the Niagara IceDogs in exchange for a late round draft pick. Read the rest of this entry »

The Sarnia Sting have traded 96′ born winger Hayden Hodgson to the Saginaw Spirit in exchange for Devon Paliani and multiple draft picks. Read the rest of this entry »