|League||International Hockey League|
|Home arena||IMA Sports Arena|
The Flint Spirits were a professional hockey team in Flint, Michigan from 1985–1990, 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. During the 1990 season, the original Fort Wayne Komets were moved to Albany, and a group from Fort Wayne, Indiana purchased the Flint Spirits and relocated them to Fort Wayne in time to begin the season.
As seen in the logo to the right, the Spirits were once an affiliate of the New York Rangers.
|1985–1986||82||16||66||0||38||271||497||.232||10 of 10||Did Not Qualify|
|1986–1987||82||42||33||7||91||343||361||.550||4 of 9||Lost Quarterfinals Saginaw Generals 4-2|
|1987–1988||82||42||31||9||93||395||389||.567||4 of 9||Won Quarterfinals Muskegon Lumderjacks 4-2, Won Semifinals Saginaw Hawks 4-0, Lost Turner Cup Finals Salt Lake Golden Eagles 4-2|
|1988–1989||82||22||54||6||50||287||428||.305||10 of 10||Did Not Qualify|
|1989–1990||82||40||36||6||86||326||345||.518||4 of 9||Lost Quarterfinals Kalamazoo Wings 4-0|
Notable NHL alumni
The Flint Spirits sent numerous players to the NHL in their five years of existence. The biggest names include:
John Cullen, co-winner of the 1987–88 Gary F. Longman Memorial Trophy with Saginaw's Ed Belfour.
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