Overview of the O: Firebirds 2018 draft selection commits, Saginaw signs 1st round import selection, New assistant coach for the Spirit

2002 born defenseman Jack Harper has committed to the Flint Firebirds. Jack was a 7th round, 122nd overall selection in the 2018 OHL priority draft. Flint’s 2018 pick played with the Burlington Cougars in the Ontario Junior Hockey League last season, he tallied 19 points in 43 games played.

Saginaw Spirits first round pick from the 2019 CHL import draft has committed to the team. Ilya Solovyov, the Belarus born defender was selected 53rd overall by the Spirit and spent last season playing with the Belarus U-20 team.

The Saginaw Spirit add OHL alumni Jesse Messier to their coaching staff for the 2019-2020 season. Saginaw’s new assistant coach was a former Sudbury Wolves second round selection, Jesse Messier spent the past four seasons coaching with the York University men’s hockey program. Messier played five seasons for the Lions while earning his degree.