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Springfield Falcons
File:Springfield Falcons.svg
City: Springfield, Massachusetts
League: American Hockey League
Conference: Eastern Conference
Division: Atlantic Division
Founded: 1994
Home Arena: MassMutual Center
Colors: Black, blue, white, gold

                   

Owner(s): Springfield Pro Hockey, LLC
General Manager: Bruce Landon
Head Coach: Rob Daum
Captain: Tim Sestito
Media: The Springfield Republican
WSHM-LP, WWLP
WGGB-TV
Affiliates: Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
Stockton Thunder (ECHL)
Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)
Franchise history
1994 to present: Springfield Falcons
Championships
Division Championships: 2 (1995–96, 1997–98)

The Springfield Falcons are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. They play in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA, at the MassMutual Center.

History

In 1994, the longtime AHL Springfield Indians team was sold to interests that moved the franchise to Worcester, Massachusetts, to become the Worcester IceCats (now the Peoria Rivermen). Ex-Indian players Bruce Landon, then the general manager of the Indians, and Wayne LaChance, a local rink owner, secured an expansion franchise for Springfield for the 1995 season. The Indians name was still under trademark, so the new owners named the team after Andy and Amelia, a pair of nesting peregrine falcons that was a popular local civic symbol. The Falcons secured affiliation with both the Hartford Whalers and the Winnipeg Jets of the NHL, keeping continuity with the Whalers' affiliation of the previous few years. Veteran defenseman John Stevens (who shared the co-captaincy that first year with Rob Murray) scored the franchise's first goal.


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