The Flint Spirits were a professional hockey team in Flint, Michigan from 1985 to 1990, and played their home games at the IMA Sports Arena. They were a part of the International Hockey League and replaced the recently departed Flint Generals team. They compiled an overall record of 162–220–28. Prior to the 1990–91 season, the original Fort Wayne Komets were moved to Albany, New York, and a group from Fort Wayne, Indiana, purchased the Spirits and relocated them to Fort Wayne in time to begin the season.
|League||International Hockey League|
|Home arena||IMA Sports Arena|
|1990–present||Fort Wayne Komets|
The Spirits were once an affiliate of the New York Rangers.
|1985–86||82||16||66||0||38||271||497||.232||10th of 10||Did not qualify|
|1986–87||82||42||33||7||91||343||361||.550||4th of 9||Lost Quarterfinals, 2–4 vs. Saginaw Generals|
|1987–88||82||42||31||9||93||395||389||.567||4th of 9||Won Quarterfinals, 4–2 vs. Muskegon Lumberjacks|
Won Semifinals, 4–0 vs. Saginaw Hawks
Lost Turner Cup Finals, 2–4 vs. Salt Lake Golden Eagles
|1988–89||82||22||54||6||50||287||428||.305||10th of 10||Did not qualify|
|1989–90||82||40||36||6||86||326||345||.518||4th of 9||Lost Quarterfinals, 0–4 vs. Kalamazoo Wings|
Notable NHL alumniEdit
The Flint Spirits sent numerous players to the NHL in their five years of existence. The biggest names include:
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