BREAKING: Belarus native & forward Evgeni Oksentyuk (@Ev_Oksentyuk) has committed to Flint
— Flint Firebirds (@FlintFirebirds) July 11, 2019
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.
FULL STORY: Bill Bowler named GM and VP of Hockey Operations. Warren Rychel to stay on in a consulting role as he seeks out new opportunities.
— Windsor Spitfires (@SpitsHockey) July 11, 2019
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.