Overview of the O: Firebirds import selection commits, Spitfires announce new GM & VP of hockey operations

The Flint Firebirds 1st round selection from the 2019 CHL import draft has committed to the team. Evgeni Otsentyuk drafted 5th overall at the import draft hails from Brest, Belarus and will join the Firebirds for 2019-2020.

The Windsor Spitfires announce that Bill Bowler will become the new General Manager and Vice President of Hockey Operations. The announcement puts an end to the Warren Rychel era as general manager. He served as the Spitfires GM for 13 seasons, Rychel will remain with the team in a consulting role.