Flint, Mich. – The Flint Firebirds have named Dominic Hennig as the organization’s Director of Broadcasting and Communications. Hennig will serve as the radio, streaming and pay-per-view voice for the Flint Firebirds in their inaugural season in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).
Hennig comes to Flint with eight years of hockey broadcasting experience. Most recently, Hennig was the radio play-by-play broadcaster for the Ferris State University NCAA Division I hockey program. Hennig was also the Assistant Director for Broadcast, Communications and Multimedia for the Ferris State Athletic Department.
During his tenure at Ferris State, Hennig broadcasted two conference regular season titles in both the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) and the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). Hennig called Ferris State’s run to the NCAA National Championship game in 2012, giving him the opportunity to announce the pinnacle of college hockey.
Firebirds team president, Costa Papista, states: “We are very excited to have Dominic join our hockey and front office team. He has impressive credentials and a tremendous amount of passion and enthusiasm for our community minded hockey project here in Flint and Genesee County.”
In addition to broadcasting for Ferris State, Hennig can frequently be heard on Sirius XM’s NHL Network as the College Hockey Insider and was also the host and founder of “The Breakaway,” a weekly call-in hockey talk radio show throughout West Michigan.
Hennig played an integral role in the strategic marketing of Bulldog Hockey and Ferris State Athletics. He was a key member of a team that increased attendance for six consecutive seasons, leading to the expansion of the “Dawg Pound” student section after a 150% surge in season ticket sales in three years. Hennig developed a social media presence for Ferris State that has been consistently presented as a model by the NCAA, who deemed Hennig as an innovator of sports multimedia and video content.
“I want to thank Rolf [Nilsen] and Costa [Papista] for giving me the opportunity to become the Flint Firebirds radio broadcaster,” said Hennig. “I couldn’t be more excited to get started and cannot wait to become involved in the Flint and Genesee County community.”
Hennig is a native of Macomb, Mich., and a graduate of Ferris State University. He holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business and public relations along with a minor in sports communications. Currently, Hennig is working towards a master’s of business administration (MBA).
Flint Firebirds season tickets for the 2015-16 regular season are currently on sale and can be purchased at the Perani Arena & Event Center. More information on season tickets can be found at FlintFirebirds.com or by calling the Perani Arena & Event Center box office at (810) 744-0580.