Saginaw Spirit formally announce OHL doubleheader for Hockeytown Winter Festival

The Saginaw Spirit unveiled a new jersey that they will wear during their OHL doubleheader at Comerica Park on Dec. 29. (Photo from the Spirit's official Facebook page)

By Michael Caples -

More long-awaited details about next winter’s outdoor hockey continue to emerge; this time, it’s confirmation that Michigan’s Ontario Hockey League teams will be skating at Comerica Park next December.

The Saginaw Spirit formally announced today that they, the Plymouth Whalers, the London Knights and the Windsor Spitfires will all be taking part in a doubleheader at the home of Major League Baseball’s Detroit Tigers on Dec. 29.

The Spirit will play the Spitfires at 1 p.m. outdoors, and then the Whalers will play the Knights at 5 p.m.

The Ontario Hockey League doubleheader will be held the day after the conclusion of the Great Lakes Invitational, which will feature Michigan, Michigan State, Michigan Tech and Western Michigan.