Congratulations Warrior fans.
posted Mar. 12th, 2012 - 2:27pm
Jack Dodd says:
This is great News and thanks for confirming this Randy.
The NAHL is an excellant brand of Junior Hockey and while it is true that many hockey fans in Flint miss the Generals and the Pro game having the Michigan Warriors is the next best thing IMO. Saginaw don't have there Pro team the Gears no more & fans there have got over that and are enjoying the Saginaw Spirit junior hockey team. I hope that more hockey fans in Flint can get over the Generals and enjoy the Michigan Warriors Junior Hockey.
I am a hockey fan period...actually a fan of good hockey and the N.A.H.L. is good hockey and I am happy that the Warriors will be staying and playing at Perani Arena.
I agree that we need to put the Generals and the IHL behind us if we are true hockey fans. I am a fan of 'good hockey' which makes me a fan of the Michigan Warriors. Junior Hockey as College Basketball is more action and ecsitement than the Pro's if you ask me.
Thanks Randy for the accurate reporting you are a welcome breath of fresh air to the NAHL. Warriors look forward to making a couple of trips to the Sault next year. The Sault is the home of a great hockey tradition and about to experience some hard nose blue collar Michigan Warrior hockey from the toughest greatest part of the state Flint !!
Thanks Pat, and all of your mgt. team you saved me a lot of gas money, as now I don't have to go to Saginaw and Detroit for my hockey fix...lol Linda and I will enjoy the next season as we have the last two...Good luck..
Let the Flint-Soo rivalrey begin!
Randy: You must be doing something right for the Warriors Owner Pat McEachern to respond here!
Thanks for the nice words. Am looking forward to continuing to cover the Soo Eagles once they make their move to the NAHL. Am also looking forward to an Eagles-Michigan Warriors I-75 highway rivalry. And am looking forward to heading to Flint to watch the Warriors play some games as well. On a side note, maybe the Warriors can head up to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. next fall for a pre-season game with the NOJHL's Soo Thunderbirds.
Time to do the right thing now and name the team the FLINT Warriors!!!
Staying in Flint yes, but there is a rumor going around that the Warriors are not playing at Perani Arena..Hearing they are moving to Iceland Arena in Flint...And that a Minor Pro team is moving into Perani.....
The Warriors have partnered with Firland Management, which operates Perani Arena. Thus, I would be surprised if the Warriors were to leave Perani. Besides, if a minor pro team is coming to Flint, it could share Perani with the Warriors.
Dp the Warriors evan have a PR Department? Does any one there answer E-mails? Can't find a dam thing about Goalie Brach Tiller leaving the team and of coarse MLIVE.com has F-all.
Well, I don't have any knowledge of the situation, but looking at the roster his birth date is 3/20 and he just turned 21 years old.
Per NCAA Rules:
3. 21-Year Old Rule
What happens if I turn 21 years old during the junior hockey season?
If you play a junior hockey game after your 21st birthday you will lose 1 year of NCAA athletic eligibility leaving you with 3 years remaining.
Does this rule apply to Division II and III?
No. This rule applies only to Division I.
How can I turn 21 years old, continue playing junior hockey and still retain NCAA eligibility?
Using the NCAA “transfer rules” you can continue playing junior hockey after your 21st birthday and retain 4 years of athletic eligibility if, prior to your 21st birthday, you enroll full-time at a college institution that does not sponsor a hockey program. Although you will lose some of your 5-year academic eligibility as your 5 yr clock will start ticking you will not lose any of your 4-year athletic eligibility.
Does the rule apply to Division II and III?
No. The 21-year old rule applies only to student-athletes wishing to compete in Division I. It does not apply to those student-athletes wishing to compete in Division II and III. information such as SAT, high school average and hockey statistics.
Log in to post a comment