On the eve of the first Michigan Warriors (NAHL) game at Perani Arena, Firland Management unveiled renovations to the Flint (Mich.) arena, including upgraded concessions and better arena lighting. The renovations total came to almost $1 million. They included included updated food service equipment, refreshed concession counters, enhanced ice surface lighting, new concourse lighting, fresh […]
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IHL gives up efforts to place team in Flint; IceHawks fold
After being officially informed by Perani Arena officials that the arena management is committed to a lease signed with a new NAHL team, the IHL has given up efforts to place a team there for next season. Meanwhile, Kinney Entertainment announces it will fold the Port Huron IceHawks. The picture of what a merged CHL/IHL […]
Generals to submit financial information to arena management
Fint Generals owner Brandon Bordeaux has been asked to submit detailed financial information about his team in anticipation of a new Perani Arena lease. Bordeaux told the local newspaper he didn’t see any problems submitting detailed information to Stanford Insurance Co., owner of the arena after a foreclosure. Of course, some of the financial information […]
Will Generals make a play to stay in Flint?
A group of potential buyers for the Flint Generals (IHL) met with Perani Arena officials and toured the facility, leading some to wonder whether the IHL will make a play to stay in Flint despite a lease already signed for the arena by a NAHL team. Â The buyers are from Indiana, and it’s not […]
New for 2010-2011: The Michigan Warriors
Flint’s new team in the North American Hockey League (NAHL) will be the Michigan Warriors, as the relocated Muskegon Rangers prepare to play at the Perani Arena and Event Center, replacing the IHL’s Flint Generals as the lead tenant in the facility. “Flint has been a potential NAHL market for many years, and we’re very […]
NAHL in, IHL out in Flint?
A group wants to bring an NAHL team to Flint’s Perani Arena, but the IHL, which has stepped in to finance the franchise, says it won’t give up the market without a fight. There’s a long tradition of pro hockey in Flint; the Generals and its predecessors have been around for 40 years. But that […]