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The Flint Firebirds take on the Erie Otters in their second game of the year. Photo provided

The Flint Firebirds take on the Erie Otters in their second game of the year. Photo provided

ERIE, Penn. – The first two games of the regular season did not go as planned for the Flint Firebirds of the Ontario Hockey League, most recently in a 12-1 loss at the Erie Otters.

Erie built a 9-0 lead midway through the third before Flint’s Ethan Keppen finally put the Firebirds on the board. Erie added a few more late in the game, scoring eight times in the final frame.

Opening night resulted in a 6-2 defeat at the Kitchener Rangers. The Rangers tallied up a 3-0 lead by the halfway point of the second before Hunter Holmes buried his first goal of the season at the 17:13 mark of the middle stanza.

It wouldn’t help, though, as Kitchener buried three more to take a 6-1 lead. In the final two minutes of the contest, Jack Wismer buried a shot for Flint.

Flint sits in fifth in the West division at 0-2-0-0 and travels to Sarnia on Friday before hosting London in the home opener on Saturday.


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