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Jul. 13, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Julian Melchiori on a one-year, two-way contract.   Melchiori, 26, appeared…

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Jul. 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Thursday that they have signed forward Harry Zolnierczyk to a one-way AHL contract.   A native of Toronto, Ont., the 30-year-old Zolnierczyk is entering his eighth full season of professional…

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Jul. 12, 2018

In the first of a series of written thoughts this offseason, "Voice of the Thunderbirds" Ryan Smith chimes in with his five big takeaways from the Springfield Thunderbirds' 2018-19 schedule, which was released on July 11: 1 - Atlantic Division…

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Jul. 11, 2018

Click Here to Download the T-Birds' 2018-19 Schedule   SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – On Wednesday, the Springfield Thunderbirds, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, released their full schedule for the 2018-19 regular season,…

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Jul. 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. -- The Springfield Thunderbirds, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, announced Tuesday that they will host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the club's home opener on Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7:05 p.m. ET at the MassMutual…

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Jul. 06, 2018

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- The Springfield Thunderbirds were honored Thursday night by the American Hockey League with four Team Business Service awards at a gala reception during the Board of Governors' Annual Meeting at Hilton Head Island, S.C.…

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Jul. 03, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.– The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Tuesday that they have signed five players to AHL one-way contracts: forwards Blaine Byron, Jake Horton, Matt Mangene, and Tony Turgeon, as well as goaltender Chris Driedger.   Byron,…

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Jul. 02, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla.– Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with forward Paul Thompson and defenseman Jacob MacDonald on two-year, two-way contracts.  …

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Jun. 28, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.– The American Hockey League and the Springfield Thunderbirds on Thursday announced that Lexus, a Division of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc will serve as the Title Corporate Partner for the 2019 Lexus AHL…

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Jun. 25, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla.– Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today the Panthers 2018 Development Camp roster. The club’s Development Camp will take place from Tuesday, June 26 to…

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Jun. 21, 2018

DES MOINES, IA – The Springfield Thunderbirds took home multiple business honors at the 2018 AHL Marketing Meetings presented by ExteNet Systems on Wednesday at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown in Des Moines, Iowa.   Representatives…

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Jun. 13, 2018

T-Birds broadcaster Ryan Smith chats with Dryden Hunt

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May. 31, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with F Bobby Farnham on a 1-year AHL contract.   A native of North Andover, Mass., the 29-year-old Farnham completed his first season with…

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May. 31, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. –Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have agreed to terms with defenseman Josh Brown on a two-year, two-way contract and defenseman Ludwig Bystrom on…

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May. 30, 2018

Every coach understands that a six-and-a-half-month season will not come and go without some semblance of adversity, be it injuries, the occasional tough road trip, or personnel changes brought upon by the NHL affiliates. But even for Thunderbirds second-year…

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May. 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds took home some hardware at the 23rd Annual Howdy Awards for Hospitality Excellence on Monday night at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel. The awards, presented by the Greater Springfield Convention…

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Apr. 25, 2018

Few professions in our society undergo more uncertain times than those of a professional hockey player. Take the case of Springfield Thunderbird Eddie Wittchow, for example. Originally drafted in the sixth round by the Florida Panthers in the 2011 NHL…

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Apr. 15, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (32-37-5-2) battled back twice from deficits, but ultimately could not get by the Providence Bruins (45-26-3-2), who skated away with a 4-2 victory in the regular season's final game on Sunday at the…

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Apr. 15, 2018

By Mark Chiarelli, MassLive.com SPRINGFIELD - Calling it a Christmas miracle might be a stretch. Luck didn't bring Katrina King and her father, Rick, to the Civic Center parking garage in late December. No, for the King's, some 15 years after…

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Apr. 14, 2018

The Springfield Thunderbirds (32-36-5-2) welcomed 6,793 fans for the team's ninth sellout at the MassMutual Center, but the Providence Bruins (44-26-3-2) spoiled the party in a 5-0 win on Saturday night. The Thunderbirds were guilty of a slow…

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Apr. 13, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (32-35-5-2) were outshot heavily but hung tough in a 3-2 defeat to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (44-22-6-2) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center.   The Penguins and Thunderbirds…

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Apr. 12, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (32-34-5-2) close their regular season with a three-game weekend - featuring Friday and Saturday 7:05 p.m. matchups at the MassMutual Center against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and Providence respectively.…

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Apr. 09, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Springfield Thunderbirds goaltender Harri Sateri has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 8, 2018.   Sateri…

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Apr. 08, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (32-34-5-2) dominated the action from start to finish in a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (32-33-6-3) on Sunday night at the XL Center.   The two teams could not get much clicking in the opening…

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Apr. 07, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (31-34-5-2) close another rivalry series on Sunday when they visit the Hartford Wolf Pack for a 5:00 p.m. ET puck drop from the XL Center.   The I-91 rivalry has once again gone in Springfield's…

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Apr. 06, 2018

LAVAL, QC - The Springfield Thunderbirds (31-34-5-2) saw their offense be a relentless force in a 5-1 defeat of the Laval Rocket (24-40-7-2) on Friday night at Place Bell, completing a Thunderbirds' season sweep of the Rocket in the process.  …

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Apr. 05, 2018

LAVAL, QC - The Springfield Thunderbirds (30-34-5-2) will look to build upon their 2-1 win in Belleville in Wednesday by paying a visit to Place Bell on Friday in a matchup with the Laval Rocket (24-39-7-2) at 7:30 p.m. ET.   Springfield's…

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Apr. 04, 2018

BELLEVILLE, ONT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (30-34-5-2) had a fantastic night on special teams and received an equally phenomenal performance in their net in a 2-1 victory over the Belleville Senators (26-40-2-3) on Wednesday night at the Yardmen…

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Apr. 04, 2018

(Photo Courtesy Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI via Getty Images)   SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers announced today that that have reassigned forward Owen Tippett to the Springfield Thunderbirds.   A first round pick (10th overall) by the Panthers…

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Apr. 03, 2018

BELLEVILLE, ONT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-34-5-2) begin their final road trip of the season on Wednesday night as they visit the Belleville Senators (26-39-2-3) for a 7:00 p.m. contest at the Yardmen Arena.   Springfield's first…

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Mar. 31, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-34-5-2) got five more goals on the board on Saturday in front of a sold out MassMutual Center, but the Utica Comets (36-24-6-4) rallied late to steal a 6-5 win.   For a second straight night,…

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Mar. 30, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-33-5-2) survived a slew of power plays in the opening period and a half before pulling away and defeating the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-27-5-3) by a final score of 5-0 on Friday night at the MassMutual…

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Mar. 30, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-33-5-2) return to the MassMutual Center for a pair of games over the holiday weekend, beginning on Friday against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (33-26-5-3) at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Thunderbirds will then…

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Mar. 29, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds are proud to announce that defenseman Eddie Wittchow has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions to the Springfield…

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Mar. 28, 2018

HARTFORD, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-33-5-2) battled back from two goals down in the third, but could not get over the hump, falling to the Hartford Wolf Pack (31-30-5-3) at the XL Center in a shootout by a final score of 4-3 on Wednesday…

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Mar. 28, 2018

HARTFORD, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-33-5-1) will conclude a season-long five-game road trip on Wednesday night as they travel south to take on the Hartford Wolf Pack (30-30-5-3) at the XL Center for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop.   The Thunderbirds…

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Mar. 27, 2018

(Photo Courtesy Gil Talbot / Harvard Athletics) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed forward Jake Horton to a PTO contract. Horton, 23, completed his collegiate career as a captain at Harvard University.…

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Mar. 27, 2018

Where does a gold medal journey begin? At what point is the dream and the vision realistic enough to consume one’s life? The answers to these questions are as vastly unique and awe-inspiring as each and every flake in a winter storm. Some 25 years…

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Mar. 26, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have returned goaltender Harri Sateri to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Mar. 25, 2018

TORONTO, ON - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-33-5-1) received a sparkling effort from their goaltender, but could not defeat Garret Sparks in the other net as the Toronto Marlies (47-18-1-1) skated away with a 2-0 win at the Ricoh Coliseum on Sunday…

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Mar. 24, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-32-5-1) could not catch the breaks in the closing stages in a 4-2 loss to the Rochester Americans (31-20-10-6) on Saturday night at the Blue Cross Arena.   The first period saw little in the way…

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Mar. 24, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled goaltender Harri Sateri from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Mar. 23, 2018

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-31-5-1) will check off stops three and four on their season-long, five-game road trip on Saturday and Sunday, as they visit the Rochester Americans and Toronto Marlies respectively.   Springfield…

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Mar. 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Thursday that they have signed forward Joel Lowry and defenseman Colton Saucerman to PTO's.   Lowry, 26, join sthe Thunderbirds after putting up 39 points in 33 games this season with…

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Mar. 19, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- The Springfield Thunderbirds are excited to announce they will be welcoming U.S. Women's Olympic Hockey gold medalist and Westfield native Kacey Bellamy to the Thunderbirds home game on Saturday, March 31 at the MassMutual…

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Mar. 18, 2018

ALLENTOWN, PA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-31-5-1) could muster only 23 shots as they were blanked, 3-0, by the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (42-16-3-5) at the PPL Center on Sunday afternoon.   Unlike much of the season series between Springfield…

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Mar. 17, 2018

HERSHEY, PA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-30-5-1) let two leads slip away as the Hershey Bears (27-29-4-5) salvaged a split of the season series with a 4-2 win on Saturday at the Giant Center.   Despite both teams playing an evening ago, the…

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Mar. 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-29-5-1) battled back to force overtime before falling on a brilliant individual in overtime, 3-2, against the Syracuse Crunch (37-19-3-4) inside the MassMutual Center on Friday night.  …

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Mar. 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-29-4-1) begin a third consecutive three-game weekend on Friday as they play host to the Syracuse Crunch (37-19-3-4) inside the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   It is the second…

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Mar. 15, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Thursday that they have signed forward Cory Ward to a PTO.   Ward, 24, is skating in his second full professional season following a four-year NCAA career at Bemidji State.…

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Mar. 13, 2018

At 21 years of age, Jared McCann has already undergone as many changes as a 10-year veteran may face in his entire career. After being selected 24th overall by Vancouver in the 2014 NHL Draft, McCann made the Canucks out of training camp…

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Mar. 11, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-29-4-1) saw a 4-0 lead evaporate in less than two periods and saw their nine-game point streak come to a close in a 5-4 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (29-23-5-3) on Sunday at the Webster Bank…

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Mar. 10, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-28-4-1) got back at the Utica Comets (30-21-6-4) on Saturday night, scoring two shorthanded goals en route to a 4-0 triumph win in front of a sold out MassMutual Center on Saturday's Pink…

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Mar. 09, 2018

UTICA, N.Y. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-28-4-1) once again erased two different deficits on the road against the Utica Comets (30-20-6-4), but succumbed to an overtime winner as the Comets snapped a six-game losing streak in a 3-2 triumph at the…

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Mar. 08, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-28-3-1) will open their second consecutive three-game weekend on the road when they visit the Utica Comets (29-20-6-4) on Friday night at the Adirondack Bank Center for their second meeting in…

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Mar. 04, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-28-3-1) saw their two hottest players remain difference makers in a 2-0 shutout win over the Providence Bruins (34-19-3-2) on Sunday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. The win was Springfield's…

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Mar. 03, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (26-28-3-1) pushed back from a 2-0 deficit to force overtime, but fell 3-2 in the end against the Charlotte Checkers (32-24-0-3) on Saturday night at the MassMutual Center.   The Thunderbirds'…

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Mar. 02, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (26-28-2-1) gave up a three-goal lead in the final period, but recovered to take a 5-4 overtime win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (26-25-5-3) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center.   The Thunderbirds…

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Mar. 01, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (25-28-2-1) begin their busiest month of the 2017-18 season on Friday night when they welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack (26-25-4-3) for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at the MassMutual Center.   The I-91 rivalry…

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Feb. 24, 2018

UTICA, N.Y. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (25-28-2-1) played a comeback role to extend their winning streak to three games with a 3-2 win over the Utica Comets (29-17-6-4) on Saturday night inside the Adirondack Bank Center.   On the night of Alex…

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Feb. 23, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (24-28-2-1) held onto a slim margin behind a stellar performance from their goaltender, then pulled away late for a 4-0 win over the Charlotte Checkers (30-22-0-3) at the MassMutual Center on Friday night.…

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Feb. 22, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (23-28-2-1) begin a two-game weekend on Friday night when they host the Charlotte Checkers (30-21-0-3) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   The home team has won each of the six…

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Feb. 21, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have recalled defenseman Mike Downing from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL as part of a reassignment transaction by the Florida Panthers.   Downing, 22,…

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Feb. 18, 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (23-28-2-1) received a spectacular performance from their netminder and came away with a 3-2 win over the Providence Bruins (30-17-3-2) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.  …

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Feb. 17, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-28-2-1) tied the score late in regulation but succumbed to a goal just six seconds into overtime in falling, 3-2, to the Providence Bruins (30-16-3-2) at the MassMutual Center before a…

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Feb. 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-28-1-1) registered 12 of the game's first 13 shots, but could not survive an offensive barrage at the hands of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (32-14-3-3) in an 8-2 defeat on Friday night…

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Feb. 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-27-1-1) return home to begin a 3-in-3 weekend against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (31-14-3-3) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center.   The Thunderbirds got the better of the Phantoms…

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Feb. 14, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has loaned goaltender Harri Sateri to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the…

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Feb. 14, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.– The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed forwards Sam Kurker and Cam Brown Professional Tryout Agreements   Kurker, 23, is in his first full professional season following…

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Feb. 10, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-27-1-1) were overmatched against a red-hot Charlotte Checkers (27-20-0-3) squad in a 7-0 loss on Saturday night inside the Bojangles’ Coliseum.   The Thunderbirds had trouble maintaining…

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Feb. 09, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-26-1-1) slumped out of the gates and could never recover in a 5-2 loss to the Charlotte Checkers (26-20-0-3) on Friday night inside the Bojangles’ Coliseum. The start was far from ideal…

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Feb. 08, 2018

CHARLOTTE, N.C.– The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-25-1-1) make their way south for a pivotal two-game series on Friday and Saturday against the Charlotte Checkers (25-20-0-3) inside the Bojangles’ Coliseum.   Puck drop on Friday…

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Feb. 07, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.– The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-25-1-1) saw their offense go quiet in a 3-1 loss to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (29-12-3-1) on Wednesday night at the MassMutual Center.   Goaltenders Evan Cowley for…

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Feb. 07, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has loaned goaltender Samuel Montembeault to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the…

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Feb. 07, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.– The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-24-1-1) return home looking for a fourth straight triumph as they host the Atlantic Division leading Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (28-12-3-1) at the MassMutual Center at 7:05 p.m. Wednesday…

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Feb. 02, 2018

BRIDGEPORT, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-24-1-1) made a 1-0 lead hold up for nearly 50 minutes thanks to a 25-save shutout from Evan Cowley in a victory over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (22-17-4-2) on Friday night at the Webster Bank…

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Feb. 01, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (21-24-1-1) entered the All-Star break with wins in eight of their last eleven games, and they will now look to kick off February on a high note as they visit the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (22-16-4-2)…

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Feb. 01, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed goaltender Etienne Marcoux to a PTO.   A 24-year-old native of Laval, QC, Marcoux arrives in Springfield fresh off an ECHL All-Star game appearance…

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Jan. 29, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Maxim Mamin, defenseman Ian McCoshen and goaltender Samuel Montembeault from…

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Jan. 27, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (21-24-1-1) had a nearly flawless night on special teams in a 5-2 win over the Providence Bruins (25-15-3-1) in front of a sold out crowd of 6,793 at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night.  …

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Jan. 26, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (20-24-1-1) got their offense back in gear with a 5-3 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (21-16-4-2) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center.   After the two clubs combined for just 44…

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Jan. 25, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-24-1-1) will look to snap a three-game slide in a rematch with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (21-15-4-2) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. start.   In the two teams'…

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Jan. 25, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has loaned defenseman Ian McCoshen to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Jan. 24, 2018

Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-24-1-1) again saw their offense run dry, mustering a single tally in a 3-1 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (21-15-4-2) at the Webster Bank Arena on Wednesday night.   The Thunderbirds…

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Jan. 24, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled goaltender Samuel Montembeault from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate,…

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Jan. 23, 2018

Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-23-1-1) will look to break a two-game funk on Wednesday night when they visit the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (20-15-4-2) at the Webster Bank Arena for a 7:00 p.m. puck drop.   The Thunderbirds…

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Jan. 21, 2018

Providence, RI – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-22-1-1) received a record-setting performance from their rookie goaltender, but the offense went quiet as the Providence Bruins (24-13-3-1) came away with a 2-0 win at the Dunkin' Donuts…

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Jan. 20, 2018

Providence, RI – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-22-1-1) will look to start a new winning streak on Sunday afternoon when they pay a visit to the Providence Bruins (23-13-3-1) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Puck drop is set for 3:05 p.m.…

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Jan. 19, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-22-1-1) raced out to a 3-0 lead but could not hold on as the Binghamton Devils (12-21-5-2) prevailed 5-3 on Friday night at the MassMutual Center, snapping their five-game losing streak and…

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Jan. 18, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-21-1-1), winners of five straight games, will look to set a new franchise record for consecutive victories when they host the Binghamton Devils (11-21-5-2) on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:05 p.m.…

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Jan. 18, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Thursday that they have recalled forward Mikkel Aagaard from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.   The 22-year-old Aagaard scored three goals in 19 games in Springfield before…

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Jan. 17, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-21-1-1) coughed up a 4-2 lead in the third, but responded in the shootout to down the Hershey Bears (17-17-3-4) by a final of 5-4 at the MassMutual Center on Wednesday.   The red-hot…

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Jan. 16, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (18-21-1-1) and their red hot offensive attack take the ice looking to a tie a franchise record with a fifth straight victory on Wednesday night when they play host to the Hershey Bears (17-17-3-3)…

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Jan. 15, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (18-21-1-1) once again saw the offense light up the scoreboard in a 5-1 trouncing of the Hartford Wolf Pack (13-20-3-3) on Monday at the MassMutual Center. The win was the Thunderbirds' fourth…

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Jan. 15, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-21-1-1) will look to pick up steam following a three-game road win streak as they welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack (13-19-3-3) on Monday at 1:05 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.   The I-91…

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Jan. 14, 2018

Providence, RI – The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-21-1-1) once again saw their offense explode in the second period, and their rookie goaltender parlayed 34 saves in a 5-2 win over the Providence Bruins (22-12-3-0) on Sunday at the Dunkin'…

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Jan. 14, 2018

Providence, RI – The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-21-1-1) make their third visit to the Dunkin' Donuts Center this season seeking their third straight road victory as they take on the Providence Bruins (22-11-3-0) on Sunday at 3:05 p.m.…

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Jan. 12, 2018

Allentown, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-21-1-1) continue their Pennsylvania trek on Friday night with a visit to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (21-11-2-3) at the PPL Center on Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET.   After going 1-for-39 in the…

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Jan. 12, 2018

Allentown, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-21-1-1) continue their Pennsylvania trek on Friday night with a visit to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (21-11-2-3) at the PPL Center on Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET.   The Thunderbirds are 0-3-1-0…

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Jan. 12, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has loaned forward Maxim Mamin to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

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Jan. 10, 2018

Hershey, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-21-1-1) received a stellar night from their rookie netminder and received a clutch contribution from a veteran spark plug in a 2-1 win over the Hershey Bears (17-16-2-3) at the Giant Center on…

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Jan. 10, 2018

Hershey, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-21-1-1) begin a three-game, five-night road swing on Wednesday at the Giant Center as they face off against the Hershey Bears (17-16-1-3) in a 7:00 p.m. matchup.   In winning their last two…

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Jan. 06, 2018

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-21-1-1) ran into a buzzsaw in the form of the Providence Bruins (22-9-3-0) in front of a sold out MassMutual Center on Saturday night, falling 6-2.   The start of the night would not…

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Jan. 06, 2018

Click Here for Tickets   Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-20-1-1) hit the rewind button on Saturday night as they will wear 1990s Springfield Indians jerseys for Blast from the Past Night against the Providence Bruins…

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Jan. 05, 2018

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-20-1-1) and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (20-10-2-1) played a see-saw third period after a 1-0 score through 40 minutes, with the home side coming away victorious by a final score of 4-2…

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Jan. 05, 2018

Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-19-1-1) begin a two-game weekend with a contest in Wilkes-Barre against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (19-10-2-1) at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.   It will be just the…

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Jan. 04, 2018

Springfield, MA - The American Hockey League announced its rosters today for the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Turning Stone Resort Casino, to be held January 28-29 at the Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, N.Y., home of the Utica Comets.…

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Jan. 01, 2018

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Maxim Mamin from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Dec. 30, 2017

Hartford, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-19-1-1) survived a game with many ups and downs before emerging victorious by a score of 5-4 against the Hartford Wolf Pack (13-15-3-3) on Saturday night at the XL Center.   The Thunderbirds would…

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Dec. 30, 2017

Hartford, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-19-1-1) begin a stretch of five road games in the next six contests overall as they pay a visit to the Hartford Wolf Pack (13-14-3-3) on Saturday night at the XL Center, with puck drop slated…

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Dec. 29, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-19-1-1) took a one-goal lead into the first intermission, but the Hershey Bears (15-16-0-3) stormed back to take a 4-2 triumph over the Thunderbirds at the MassMutual Center on Friday night.…

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Dec. 29, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-18-1-1) play host to their final home game of 2017 on Friday night as they welcome the Hershey Bears (14-16-0-3) for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop at the MassMutual Center. The night also welcomes WWE superstar…

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Dec. 23, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-18-1-1) endured a 65-minute, tight checking battle with the Providence Bruins (19-8-2-0), but the Bruins emerged victorious in a 2-1 shootout win on Saturday night at the MassMutual Center.  …

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Dec. 23, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-18-1-0), winners of three straight games overall and four consecutive at the MassMutual Center, will play host to the fourth of five contests on the homestand against the Providence Bruins (18-8-2-0)…

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Dec. 22, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-18-1-0) tallied the first three goals of the night in the opening 20 minutes en route to a 5-2 win over the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (13-12-2-1) at the MassMutual Center on Friday.   Springfield…

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Dec. 22, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (12-18-1-0) will play their third of five consecutive home games at the MassMutual Center on Friday night, as they host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (13-11-2-1) for the third time in 14 nights.…

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Dec. 19, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Bakersfield Condors)   Springfield, MA - The Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League announced that they have loaned defenseman Mark Fayne to the Springfield Thunderbirds.   In a corresponding transaction…

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Dec. 18, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have recalled forward Matt Buckles from the ECHL's Manchester Monarchs.   In 13 games with the Thunderbirds this season, Buckles has tallied three assists…

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Dec. 17, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has loaned forward Dryden Hunt to Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

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Dec. 16, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (12-18-1-0) and Hartford Wolf Pack (11-12-3-3) played host to a goaltending duel that needed 65 minutes and a shootout to decide it, with Springfield pulling out a 2-1 win at the MassMutual Center for…

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Dec. 16, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-18-1-0) continue their five-game homestand against a familiar foe as the Hartford Wolf Pack (11-12-3-2) come to the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   The Wolf Pack have been a streaky…

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Dec. 15, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-18-1-0) outlasted the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (12-11-1-1) in a back-and-forth offensive shootout on Friday night at the MassMutual Center, escaping with a 5-4 win.   The two teams were tame…

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Dec. 15, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-18-1-0) will look to pick up their second win in two games on home ice against the feisty Bridgeport Sound Tigers (12-10-1-1) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center at 7:05 p.m. ET.   The…

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Dec. 13, 2017

Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-18-1-0) scored three unanswered goals to take a 3-1 lead, but then saw the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (15-7-1-1) score five straight of their own to walk away with a 6-3 win on Wednesday night…

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Dec. 13, 2017

Wilkes-Barre, PA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-17-1-0) will seek their fifth win in seven tries against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (14-7-1-1) at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop on Wednesday.  …

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Dec. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce a total collection of 3,317 bears during this past Saturday's 2nd Annual Thunderbirds Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas.   As fans inside…

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Dec. 10, 2017

Hartford, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-17-1-0) never could get their legs under them on Sunday afternoon, falling to the Hartford Wolf Pack (10-12-3-2) by a final count of 5-3 at the XL Center.   The Thunderbirds got off to a…

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Dec. 10, 2017

Hartford, CT - The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-16-1-0) will look to complete a three-game weekend with a winning record as they make another visit to the XL Center in Hartford to face the Hartford Wolf Pack (9-12-3-2) at 5:00 p.m. ET on Sunday.…

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Dec. 09, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-16-1-0) walked away from a rough battle victorious as they defeated the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (12-9-1-1) by a final score of 4-3 at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night. The game featured…

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Dec. 09, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-16-1-0) continue a three-game weekend as they host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (12-8-1-1) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop on Saturday.   Tonight marks the 2nd Annual Thunderbirds…

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Dec. 08, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-16-1-0) were outshot heavily by the Rochester Americans (13-5-3-2) and could not find a tying goal late in a 2-1 loss at the MassMutual Center on Friday night.   The Thunderbirds were slow…

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Dec. 08, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-15-1-0) begin their third three-game weekend of the season on Friday as they welcome the Rochester Americans (12-5-3-2) to the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   The Thunderbirds…

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Dec. 06, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has recalled goaltender Harri Sateri from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds…

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Dec. 05, 2017

Sunrise, FL – The Florida Panthers announced today that they have loaned forward Henrik Haapala to their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.   Haapala, 23, skated in five games with the Panthers, tallying an assist…

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Dec. 03, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-15-1-0) saw a combination of controversy and special teams letdowns on Sunday afternoon in a 4-3 loss to the Charlotte Checkers (14-8-0-1).   The Thunderbirds came out of the gates with determination…

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Dec. 03, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-14-1-0) will look to fly back home with a split series as they rematch the Charlotte Checkers (13-8-0-1) on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the Bojangles Coliseum.   The Thunderbirds stumbled for…

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Dec. 01, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-14-1-0) saw their special teams become their undoing in a 4-1 loss at the hands of a Warren Foegele hat trick, as the Charlotte Checkers (13-8-0-1) on Friday night at the Bojangles Coliseum.  …

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Dec. 01, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-13-1-0) will play their 100th AHL regular season game Friday night, but their first in a new road city, as they visit the Charlotte Checkers (12-8-0-1) for a 7:15 p.m. puck drop at the Bojangles…

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Nov. 30, 2017

Springfield, MA -- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed forward Bobby Farnham to an AHL Standard Player Contract.   The 28-year-old Farnham, a native of North Andover, Mass., has skated in 16 games for the Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 29, 2017

Hartford, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-13-1-0) gave up the game's first goal, but rallied to tally the next three goals, unanswered, to secure a 3-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (7-12-2-1) at the XL Center on Wednesday night.  …

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Nov. 29, 2017

Hartford, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-13-1-0) begin a stretch of five road games in the next seven contests on Wednesday night as they visit the Hartford Wolf Pack (7-11-2-1) at the XL Center for the fifth game in the season series…

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Nov. 27, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Denis Malgin from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

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Nov. 26, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-13-1-0) unleashed an offensive charge on the Hartford Wolf Pack (7-11-2-1) on Sunday in a 4-2 win at the MassMutual Center.   Hartford goaltender Alex Georgiev would steal the show early on…

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Nov. 26, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has loaned forward Chase Balisy to Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

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Nov. 25, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-13-1-0) will look to get back on the horse on Sunday as they are paid a visit by the Hartford Wolf Pack (7-10-2-1) at the MassMutual Center. The puck drops at 3:05 p.m. ET.   Both clubs…

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Nov. 24, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-13-1-0) gave up three third period goals and fell by a final count of 6-3 against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (11-6-0-2) at the MassMutual Center on Friday, snapping the team's four-game home…

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Nov. 24, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-12-1-0), winners of five of their last six games and victors of their last four home games, will look to improve both of those stretches on Black Friday as they host the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (10-6-0-2)…

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Nov. 22, 2017

Hershey, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-12-1-0) held onto a slim lead through a late Hershey charge to come away with a 2-1 win on Wednesday night over the Hershey Bears (8-9-0-2) at the Giant Center. It was Springfield's first-ever win…

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Nov. 22, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Henrik Haapala from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Nov. 22, 2017

Hershey, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (6-12-1-0) play one final contest before the Thanksgiving holiday on Wednesday night when they pay a visit to the Hershey Bears (8-8-0-2) at the Giant Center.   Springfield has yet to defeat…

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Nov. 19, 2017

Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (6-12-1-0) ran into a hot goaltender in a narrow 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (9-7-0-0) on Sunday at the Webster Bank Arena   The Thunderbirds had the far better start…

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Nov. 19, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Bridgeport Sound Tigers)   Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (6-11-1-0) will take their four-game winning streak to the road with them for a tangle with their division rival Bridgeport Sound Tigers (8-7-0-0)…

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Nov. 19, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has loaned forward Curtis Valk to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Nov. 17, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (6-11-1-0) received a marvelous performance from Sam Montembeault in a 4-0 triumph over the Charlotte Checkers (10-6-0-0) at the MassMutual Center before a sellout crowd of 6,793.  …

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Nov. 17, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (5-11-1-0) will look to extend their season-long winning streak to four games on Friday night as they play host to the Charlotte Checkers (10-5-0-0) at the MassMutual Center. The puck drops at…

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Nov. 15, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Chase Balisy from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

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Nov. 15, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (5-11-1-0) again used their scintillating power play to come up with a clutch goal late in a 5-3 win over the Charlotte Checkers (10-5-0-0) on Wednesday in the first school day game in Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 15, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (4-11-1-0) will welcome a new division foe for the first time, as they welcome the Charlotte Checkers (10-4-0-0) on Wednesday for a special 10:35 a.m. puck drop as part of the first T-Birds 101 School Day…

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Nov. 14, 2017

(Photos Courtesy Iowa Wild/Texas Stars)   Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed defenseman Maxime Fortunus to a professional try-out.   The 5-foot-11, 202-pound Fortunus, 34, has skated in 828…

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Nov. 13, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Curtis Valk from Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.  …

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Nov. 12, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (4-11-1-0) erased another multiple goal second period deficit, outlasting the Providence Bruins (7-4-2-0) by a final score of 4-3 at the MassMutual Center Sunday afternoon.  The special teams…

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Nov. 12, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (3-11-1-0) continue their five-game homestand with a Sunday matinee contest with the Providence Bruins (7-4-1-0) at 3:05 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.  The Thunderbirds are coming off a third…

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Nov. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (3-11-1-0) erased a 3-0 first intermission deficit and rallied for a 6-4 win on Saturday over the Laval Rocket (7-5-2-0) at a sold out MassMutual Center on David Ortiz Night.  Both teams would…

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Nov. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-11-1-0) will play host to their second sellout crowd of the 2017-18 season on Saturday as they host the Laval Rocket (7-4-2-0) at the MassMutual Center for David Ortiz Night.   The Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 10, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today a pair of roster moves, recalling a pair of players from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.   First, the Thunderbirds announced the recall of forward Francois Beauchemin from…

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Nov. 10, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has acquired defenseman Ludwig Bystrom from the Dallas Stars in exchange for defenseman Reece…

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Nov. 09, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has recalled forward Dryden Hunt from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Nov. 08, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-11-1-0) again saw their penalty kill struggle on Wednesday night in a 3-1 loss to the Hershey Bears (4-6-0-2) at the MassMutual Center.   The first period continued to be a bugaboo for the Thunderbirds,…

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Nov. 08, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds today announced that their game on Saturday, November 11 - David Ortiz Night - has officially sold out, making it the second MassMutual Center sellout for a Thunderbirds game this season. This special…

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Nov. 08, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-10-1-0) open the first of two season-long five-game homestands on Wednesday night as they play host to the Hershey Bears (4-6-0-2) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   The Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 05, 2017

Hartford, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-10-1-0) once again were victims of the vicious Hartford Wolf Pack (5-7-0-1) power play in a 4-2 loss on Sunday at the XL Center.   Hartford's top-ranked power play proved to be the Thunderbirds'…

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Nov. 05, 2017

Hartford, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-9-1-0) will look to close out a winning weekend as they travel south down I-91 to take on the Hartford Wolf Pack (4-7-0-1) for the third time in the early season. Puck drop from the XL Center is…

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Nov. 04, 2017

Bridgeport, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-9-1-0) appeared to be stymied through the first two and a half periods against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (5-5-0-0), but a late rally made things interesting before the Sound Tigers held on…

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Nov. 04, 2017

Bridgeport, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-8-1-0) will hit the road to continue their three-game weekend with a visit to the Webster Bank Arena in a matchup with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (4-5-0-0) at 7:00 p.m. ET Saturday.   The…

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Nov. 03, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (2-8-1-0) rode a marvelous 38-save performance from their goaltender to a 5-3 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (4-6-0-1) at the MassMutual Center on Friday night.   A first period featuring…

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Nov. 03, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-8-1-0) will get a second crack at their I-91 rivals on Friday, as they take on the Hartford Wolf Pack (4-5-0-1) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.   The night will…

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Nov. 02, 2017

Buy Tickets Now!   Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds today announced another exciting addition to the festivities surrounding David Ortiz Night on Saturday November 11th, namely that “Big Papi” will be bringing…

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Nov. 01, 2017

(Photo Courtesy L’Aréna du Rocket inc.)   Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed defenseman Tim Erixon to an AHL Standard Player's Contract.   Erixon, 26, is…

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Oct. 28, 2017

Binghamton, NY - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-8-1-0) offense could not warm up in quite enough time on Saturday, falling in a wild 2-1 finish to the Binghamton Devils (4-2-1-0) at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton.   A…

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Oct. 28, 2017

Binghamton, NY - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-7-1-0) will hit the road on Saturday seeking its first road win since March as they visit the Binghamton Devils (3-2-1-0) at the Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena for a 7:05 p.m. ET start.   The…

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Oct. 27, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-7-1-0) once again fell behind early and could not recover in a 5-2 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (7-1-0-1) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center.   After riding an uncharacteristically…

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Oct. 27, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-6-1-0) will look for a second consecutive home ice triumph as they play host to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (6-1-0-1) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   After…

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Oct. 27, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has recalled forward Chase Balisy from Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Oct. 26, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have returned goaltender Evan Cowley and loaned forward Francois Beauchemin to the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.   Cowley, 22, picked up his first AHL…

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Oct. 25, 2017

Allentown, PA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-6-1-0) fell victim to a reinvigorated Lehigh Valley Phantoms (6-1-0-1) power play, falling late in overtime, 3-2, on Wednesday night at the PPL Center.   After being forced to go shorthanded 10…

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Oct. 25, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has loaned goaltender Harri Sateri to Florida’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Oct. 25, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Lehigh Valley Phantoms)   Allentown, PA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-6-0-0) hit the road for their first mid-week game of the season as they pay a visit to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (5-1-0-1) on Wednesday night at the…

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Oct. 24, 2017

(Photo Courtesy St. John's IceCaps/Jeff Parsons)   Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced today that they have signed forward Bobby Farnham to a PTO.   Farnham, 28, spent the 2016-17 season in the Montreal…

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Oct. 22, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (1-6-0-0) special teams units thoroughly dominated on Sunday afternoon, leading to a 7-4 defeat of the Belleville Senators (2-4-0-1) at the MassMutual Center in the first-ever meeting between the clubs.…

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Oct. 22, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-6-0-0) will close a three-game, three-day weekend as they welcome the Belleville Senators (2-3-0-1) to the MassMutual Center for the first-ever meeting between the clubs. Puck drop is set for 3:05…

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Oct. 21, 2017

Syracuse, N.Y. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-6-0-0) again saw its offense run dry in a 4-1 loss to the Syracuse Crunch (2-4-1-0) on Saturday at the War Memorial Arena.   The Crunch and Thunderbirds entered play having plenty of struggles…

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Oct. 21, 2017

Syracuse, N.Y. - In a pair of transactions at the goaltender position on Saturday, the Springfield Thunderbirds recalled goalie Evan Cowley on a loan from the Manchester Monarchs, while Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations…

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Oct. 20, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-5-0-0) succumbed to a shorthanded blitz in the second, and the Providence Bruins (3-1-0-0) came away with a 5-2 win on Friday night at the MassMutual Center.   Springfield had an opportunity…

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Oct. 20, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-4-0-0) will have a chance to pick up their first win of the season series against the Providence Bruins (2-1-0-0) at the MassMutual Center on Friday night. Tonight marks already the third matchup…

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Oct. 16, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today the club has recalled forward Denis Malgin from the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Oct. 15, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-4-0-0) again struggled to find the net and fell in a narrow 2-1 contest to the Toronto Marlies (4-1-0-0) at the MassMutual Center on Sunday.   The first period began cautiously on both sides,…

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Oct. 15, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-3-0-0) will look to crack into the win column for the first time this season on Sunday as they host the Toronto Marlies (3-1-0-0) at the MassMutual Center for a 3:05 p.m. puck drop.   The…

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Oct. 14, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-3-0-0) succumbed to a three-goal blitz in the third period from the Hartford Wolf Pack (3-1-0-0), and the visitors held on for a 4-3 win on Saturday in front of a sold out crowd of 6,793 at the…

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Oct. 14, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-2-0-0) debut their home schedule on Saturday in front of a sold out MassMutual Center as they host the Hartford Wolf Pack (2-1-0-0) for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop.   The day begins with a Block…

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Oct. 13, 2017

Providence, R.I. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-2-0-0) once again could not withstand another spectacular performance by the top line of the Providence Bruins (2-0-0-0) in a 3-2 defeat on Friday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.   For a…

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Oct. 13, 2017

Providence, R.I. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-1-0-0) take to the road for a second consecutive tilt in Providence against their division rival Providence Bruins (1-0-0-0) on Friday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Puck drop is set for…

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Oct. 13, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today the club has loaned forward Denis Malgin to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield…

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Oct. 12, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds are excited to announce that for a second consecutive season, Opening Night presented by MGM Springfield on Saturday, October 14, has officially sold out.  “We are ecstatic to…

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Oct. 07, 2017

Providence, R.I. - The Springfield Thunderbirds (0-1-0-0) surrendered three goals in the opening period and could not recover in a 5-2 loss to the Providence Bruins (1-0-0-0) on Saturday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence.   The…

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Oct. 07, 2017

Providence, R.I. - The Springfield Thunderbirds begin their quest for the franchise's first playoff berth on Saturday when they visit the Providence Bruins at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Puck drop on Saturday night is set for 7:05 p.m. ET,…

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Oct. 06, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds today announced their Opening Day roster for their season opening game on Saturday against the Providence Bruins.   In total, the Thunderbirds return 12 players from the 2016-17 season. Among those…

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Oct. 05, 2017

(ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE)   Buy Tickets Now   Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds today announced that they will be honoring one of the most influential players in the history of professional hockey, Willie…

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Oct. 04, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward Mikkel Aagaard to a one-year, one-way AHL contract.   A native of Frederikshavn, Denmark, the 21-year-old Aagaard split time in his first…

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Oct. 03, 2017

Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Tuesday that they have signed defenseman Mathieu Brodeur to a PTO.   A native of Montreal, QC, the 27-year-old Brodeur joins the Thunderbirds after skating in 56 games…

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Oct. 01, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has reduced its training camp roster to 23 players.   Defenseman Josh Brown has been loaned to Florida's…

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Sep. 30, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Springfield Thunderbirds picked up a second straight preseason win over the Providence Bruins, narrowly escaping with a 1-0 triumph on Saturday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.   The Thunderbirds steamrolled through…

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Sep. 30, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Springfield Thunderbirds will look to pick up their second straight win over the Providence Bruins on Saturday as the two teams will meet at the Dunkin' Donuts Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.   Friday's…

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Sep. 29, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds scored two goals in the span of 1:23 in the first period and hung on to preserve a 2-1 win on Friday at the MassMutual Center over the Providence Bruins.   The Thunderbirds and Bruins…

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Sep. 29, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallonannounced today that the club has reduced its training camp roster to 26 players.   Forward Henrik Haapala, defenseman Ed…

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Sep. 29, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Springfield Thunderbirds will begin their preseason slate on Friday night as they host the Providence Bruins for a 7:05 p.m. ET start at the MassMutual Center.   Tickets for tonight's preseason contest are…

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Sep. 27, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has reduced its training camp roster to 29 players.   Forwards Jayce Hawryluk, Maxim Mamin and Sebastian…

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Sep. 22, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed defenseman Ed Wittchow to a one-year, two-way contract. “We are proud to offer Ed this opportunity…

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Sep. 21, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds will open their training camp for the…

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Sep. 18, 2017

On the heels of a franchise-record 103-point season and Atlantic Division title in 2015-16, the Florida Panthers saw their 2016-17 season come down to earth in the midst of a storm of injuries and changes at the top level of management. Excruciating…

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Sep. 06, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds are excited to announce a special appearance by Boston Red Sox legend David Ortiz for the Thunderbirds game on Saturday, Nov. 11 against the Laval Rocket at the MassMutual Center.  …

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Aug. 25, 2017

(Photo Courtesy of Peter Buehner/UMaine Athletics)   Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds, proud AHL affiliate of the Florida Panthers, announced on Friday that the club has signed forward Blaine Byron to a one-year, one-way AHL…

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Aug. 24, 2017

New highlights include Indians throwback night, school day game, & appearances by Marvel™ superheroes; More exciting new promotions to be unveiled in the coming weeks   

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Aug. 14, 2017

Springfield, MA -- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Monday that they will host the Providence Bruins in preseason action on Friday, Sept. 29 at 7:05 p.m. ET at the MassMutual Center.   Following that evening, the two teams will travel…

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Aug. 10, 2017

Westfield, MA -- As part of the kickoff to the Westfield International Air Show festivities on Thursday, the Springfield Thunderbirds hockey team proudly presented custom jerseys to the officers of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds. The USAF…

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Aug. 04, 2017

Springfield, MA – In recognition of an inaugural season that saw the Springfield Thunderbirds bring unprecedented energy and excitement to western Massachusetts, the franchise today announced the promotion of Executive Vice President Nathan…

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Aug. 03, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman MacKenzie Weegar on a one-year, two-way contract. Weegar, 23,…

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Aug. 03, 2017

On a 2016-17 Springfield Thunderbirds team that saw more than 30 players aged 25 or younger get game action, Ryan Horvat may have seemed more like a savvy veteran than just another 24-year-old. After all, Horvat already had two professional seasons under…

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Jul. 18, 2017

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Business Improvement District and the Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce the commencement of Thunderbird Thursdays, presented by TD Bank. Join the T-Birds and the BID on Thursday, July 20th at The…

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Jul. 14, 2017

The Springfield Thunderbirds learned their 2017-18 schedule on Tuesday, more than a month earlier than they received their 76-game docket the year before. With those extra days to prepare for a second AHL season, “Voice of the Thunderbirds”…

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Jul. 11, 2017

Download the T-Birds Schedule to your device!   Springfield, MA – On Tuesday, the Springfield Thunderbirds, in conjunction with the American Hockey League, released their full schedule for the 2017-18 season, presented by MGM Springfield. …

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Jul. 10, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Monday that they will open their 2017-18 home-ice schedule against their I-91 rivals, the Hartford Wolf Pack, on Saturday, Oct. 14 at 7:05 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.   The…

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Jul. 06, 2017

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C.- The Springfield Thunderbirds were honored Wednesday night by the American Hockey League with four Team Business Service awards at a gala reception during the league’s annual Board of Governors Meeting. As part of…

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Jul. 03, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed forward Alexandre Grenier to a one-year, two-way contract.   Grenier, 25, appeared…

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Jul. 02, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed forward Sebastian Repo to a three-year, entry-level contract.   Repo, 21, appeared…

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Jul. 01, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has signed the following players to one-year, two-way contracts: forward Chase Balisy, forward Connor…

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Jun. 30, 2017

In speaking to the media moments after Florida Panthers development camp had reached its conclusion, Geordie Kinnear explained what has become bulletin-board, everyday material with his team in Springfield. “I always say there’s three types…

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Jun. 28, 2017

As the Florida Panthers began their 2017 development camp on Tuesday, there was a familiar group of Springfield Thunderbird rookies in the fold. The irony of such a situation is that those same players – in particular Jayce Hawryluk, Mike Downing,…

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Jun. 20, 2017

In preparation for the Vegas Golden Knights entrance into the NHL for the 2017-18 season, the Florida Panthers submitted their list of protected players who would be shielded from the Golden Knights’ expansion draft. The Panthers opted to protect…

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Jun. 15, 2017

Sold. Relocated. Gone. It was not an exaggeration to say that Springfield hockey fans’ biggest nightmare had become their real-life emptiness in April of 2016 when the Falcons organization was sold to the Arizona Coyotes and, in turn, moved to…

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Jun. 13, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Florida Panthers and Springfield Thunderbirds have announced the signing of defenseman Ed Wittchow to an AHL one-way contract.   Originally a sixth-round selection of the Panthers in the 2011 NHL Draft, the 24-year-old…

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Jun. 08, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Florida Panthers and Springfield Thunderbirds have announced the signings of six players to AHL one-way contracts. The players who have agreed to terms are as follows: F Francois Beauchemin F Matt Buckles F Ryan Horvat F Anthony…

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May. 11, 2017

Charlotte Checkers to join Atlantic Division

May. 10, 2017

T-Birds to open 2017-18 home ice season on Sat., Oct. 14

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Apr. 17, 2017

Springfield, MA - The American Hockey League announced Monday that Springfield Thunderbirds forward Jared McCann has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 16, 2017.   McCann closed out the season with…

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Apr. 15, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (32-33-9-2) sent 6,217 fans home happy in a 5-1 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (24-46-4-2) at the MassMutual Center on Saturday in the season's final game. The Thunderbirds once again raced out…

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Apr. 15, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (31-33-9-2) will close out their inaugural season on Saturday in a 7:05 p.m. ET tilt against the Hartford Wolf Pack (24-45-4-2) at the MassMutual Center.  The game will cap off the MGM Springfield…

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Apr. 14, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (31-33-9-2) scored early, often and repeatedly in a 7-0 stomping of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (44-27-3-1) at the MassMutual Center on Friday night. The explosion began early as the Thunderbirds lit…

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Apr. 14, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (30-33-9-2) will look to continue embracing their role of spoilers on Friday night as they kick off MGM Springfield Fan Appreciation Weekend against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (44-26-3-1) for a 7:05…

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Apr. 12, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (30-33-9-2) took four separate leads and held on late in the third period to secure a 4-3 win over the Providence Bruins (43-22-5-4) at the MassMutual Center on Wednesday night. The Thunderbirds would…

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Apr. 12, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-33-9-2) begin one final homestand for the 2016-17 season on Wednesday night as they welcome the Providence Bruins (43-21-5-4) to the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop. The Thunderbirds,…

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Apr. 10, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Florida Panthers announced on Monday that they have reassigned defensemen MacKenzie Weegar, Ian McCoshen, and goaltender Sam Brittain to the Springfield Thunderbirds. Weegar made his NHL debut against the…

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Apr. 08, 2017

Allentown, PA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-33-9-2) unleashed a full-fledged peppering on the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (44-23-5-0) net in the final period, but could not solve a red-hot goaltender in an eventual 4-2 Phantoms win at the PPL Center…

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Apr. 08, 2017

Allentown, PA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-32-9-2) will hop on the ice on Saturday night to close their road schedule against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (44-23-5-0) at the PPL Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.  Both teams will be trying…

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Apr. 07, 2017

Hartford, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-32-9-2) dropped another back-and-forth, one-goal affair, the club's 39th one-goal game of the season, in a 4-3 loss on Friday to the Hartford Wolf Pack (24-41-4-2) at the XL Center.   Both…

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Apr. 07, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Hartford Wolf Pack) Hartford, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-31-9-2) kick off their final road trip weekend down route I-91 to take on the Hartford Wolf Pack (23-41-4-2) for a 7:15 p.m. ET puck drop at the XL Center. Heading…

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Apr. 06, 2017

The Springfield Thunderbirds are once again pleased to partner with Covanta during the 2016-17 season. On Friday, April 14, when the Thunderbirds face the Bridgeport Sound Tigers at the MassMutual Center, fans are encouraged to bring a non-perishable…

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Apr. 06, 2017

Sunrise, FL- The Florida Panthers announced on Thursday that they have assigned goaltender Adam Wilcox to the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL. Wilcox, 24, has played in nine games with the Springfield Thunderbirds, posting a 4-3-1…

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Apr. 05, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday that they have recalled forward Zac Lynch from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The six-foot, 190-pound winger is in his first full professional season,…

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Apr. 04, 2017

Bridgeport, CT-  The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-31-9-2) could never find an offensive rhythm on Tuesday afternoon, falling 2-1 to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (43-24-3-1) at the Webster Bank Arena to kick off the team's final three-game…

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Apr. 04, 2017

Bridgeport, CT-  The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-30-9-2) begin their final road trip of the season on Tuesday morning as they visit the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (42-24-3-1) for an 11:00 a.m. ET puck drop at Webster Bank Arena. The Thunderbirds…

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Apr. 03, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Monday that they have recalled defensemen Colton Saucerman and Rob Hamilton from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The moves come following the Florida Panthers'…

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Apr. 03, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled defensemen Ian McCoshen and MacKenzie Weegar from the club's American Hockey League…

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Apr. 01, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (29-30-9-2) used a three-goal first period blitz to snap a six-game losing streak against the Providence Bruins (40-20-5-4) on Saturday, winning 3-2 in front of a third sellout crowd of 6,793 this season…

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Apr. 01, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-30-9-2) took down the league's top team on Friday, and on Saturday they will welcome the Providence Bruins (40-19-5-4) to the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET start. The Thunderbirds have had…

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Mar. 31, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (28-30-9-2) scored the game's first three goals and rode the momentum home to the tune of a 3-1 victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (46-19-3-0) on Friday at the MassMutual Center in front…

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Mar. 31, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-30-9-2) will look to complete a home sweep of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (46-18-3-0) on Friday at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop on Pucks N' Paws night. The Thunderbirds…

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Mar. 30, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Thursday that they have recalled goaltender Colin Stevens from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The 23-year-old Stevens is in his second professional season, having spent time with…

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Mar. 30, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds are proud to announce that Ian McCoshen has been named the team’s winner of the IOA/American Specialty AHL Man of the Year award for his outstanding contributions…

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Mar. 30, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled goaltender Adam Wilcox from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, on an…

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Mar. 29, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-30-9-2) vaulted to a lead in the second period but could not hold off the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (40-24-3-1), who scored the final two goals in a 3-2 win over the Thunderbirds on Wednesday at the MassMutual…

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Mar. 29, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-29-9-2) will welcome the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (39-24-3-1) for the 10th of 12 matchups between the Atlantic Division rivals on Wednesday night at 7:05 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. The Thunderbirds…

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Mar. 29, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Patrick Shanahan / Cornell Athletic Communications) Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday that they have signed forward Matt Buckles to an amateur try-out contract. The 21-year-old Buckles just…

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Mar. 26, 2017

Rochester, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-29-9-2) had no answers offensively on Sunday in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the Rochester Americans (27-37-0-2) at the Blue Cross Arena. The Thunderbirds and Americans did not waste much time generating…

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Mar. 26, 2017

Rochester, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-28-9-2) will look to salvage a victory in their final 3-in-3 this season as they visit the Rochester Americans (26-37-0-2) at the Blue Cross Arena for a 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday matinee. The Thunderbirds have…

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Mar. 25, 2017

Toronto, ON- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-28-9-2) fell victim to a strong second period push by the Toronto Marlies (36-26-4-1) in a 4-1 defeat on Saturday at the Ricoh Coliseum. The Thunderbirds quickly put themselves in a disadvantage, taking the…

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Mar. 25, 2017

Toronto, ON- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-27-9-2) will take to the ice with a bounce-back on their minds as they visit the Toronto Marlies (35-26-4-1) at the Ricoh Coliseum for a 5:00 p.m. ET puck drop. Springfield fell victim to a major penalty…

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Mar. 24, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Micheline Veluvolu) Rochester, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-27-9-2) could not secure a 3-1 third period lead, and a major penalty sparked the Rochester Americans (25-37-0-2) to a comeback 4-3 overtime win on Friday night at the…

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Mar. 24, 2017

Rochester, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-27-8-2) will begin their final three-game, three-night weekend on Friday as they visit the Rochester Americans (24-37-0-2) for a 7:05 p.m. ET showdown at the Blue Cross Arena. Springfield took care of the…

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Mar. 24, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced they have recalled forward Stephen MacAulay from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. The 24-year-old center has skated in 28 games for the Thunderbirds this season, scoring two goals and…

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Mar. 21, 2017

Sunrise, FL- The Florida Panthers announced on Tuesday that they have assigned defenseman MacKenzie Weegar to the Springfield Thunderbirds. The call-up to Florida was the 23-year-old defenseman's first stint with the NHL club since being…

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Mar. 19, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (27-27-8-2) got another perfect performance from their goaltender in a 3-0 win on Sunday over the Albany Devils (34-26-2-2) at the MassMutual Center. The Thunderbirds and Devils once again would not find…

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Mar. 19, 2017

(Photo Courtesy South Carolina Stingrays) Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Sunday that they have signed defenseman Colton Saucerman to a PTO, recalling him from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The 5-foot-9-inch,…

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Mar. 19, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (26-27-8-2) conclude their 11th out of 12 three-game weekends on Sunday when they receive a visit from the Albany Devils (34-25-2-2) for a 3:05 p.m. ET puck drop at the MassMutual Center. These two clubs…

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Mar. 18, 2017

Providence, RI - The Springfield Thunderbirds (26-27-8-2) could not hold onto a pair of advantages on Saturday night, falling by a final score of 4-2 against the Providence Bruins (36-18-5-4) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. A testy first period…

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Mar. 18, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have recalled forward Matt Leitnerfrom the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). In 51 games for Manchester this season, the 5-foot-9 inch, 185-pound Leitner has registered 53 points…

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Mar. 18, 2017

Providence, RI - The Springfield Thunderbirds (26-26-8-2) look to tie a franchise record win streak as they go for their fifth straight triumph on Saturday night against the Providence Bruins (35-18-5-4) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center for a 7:05…

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Mar. 17, 2017

Albany, NY - The Springfield Thunderbirds (26-26-8-2) received another stellar netminding performance from their newly acquired goaltender in a 2-1 shootout win over the Albany Devils (34-25-1-2) at the Times Union Center on Friday night. The Devils…

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Mar. 17, 2017

Albany, NY - The Springfield Thunderbirds (25-26-8-2), winners of three straight and seven of their last eleven games, will begin their 11th of 12 three-game weekends on Friday night as they pay a visit to the Albany Devils (34-25-1-1) at the Times…

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Mar. 16, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have recalled forward Tim Bozon from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. Prior to his assignment to Manchester, the 22-year-old tallied seven goals and 14 points in 36…

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Mar. 13, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The American Hockey League announced today that Springfield Thunderbirds forward Paul Thompson has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 12, 2017.   In three games with the Thunderbirds…

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Mar. 13, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled defenseman MacKenzie Weegar from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

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Mar. 12, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (25-26-8-2) finished off another three-game weekend sweep in a 2-0 defeat of the Rochester Americans (24-34-0-2) on Sunday afternoon at the MassMutual Center. The Thunderbirds and Americans pushed the pace…

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Mar. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (24-26-8-2) erased a 2-0 deficit behind the strength of five unanswered goals and 45 total shots in a 5-2 dispatching of the Hartford Wolf Pack (21-34-3-2) at the MassMutual Center before a sellout crowd…

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Mar. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (23-26-8-2) will look to pick up wins on back-to-back nights as they welcome the Hartford Wolf Pack (21-33-3-2) to the MassMutual Center for the first annual Pink in the Rink night, presented by Baystate…

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Mar. 10, 2017

Syracuse, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (23-26-8-2) raced back from a third period deficit on Friday night to down the Syracuse Crunch (30-20-5-5) by a final score of 3-2 at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena.  It appeared that the Thunderbirds…

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Mar. 10, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Friday that they have recalled forward Tony Turgeon from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL, signing him to a PTO. In 38 games with the Monarchs this season, the 6-foot-4, 231-pound…

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Mar. 10, 2017

Syracuse, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-26-8-2) will see a familiar foe on the other side of benches on Friday night as they visit the Syracuse Crunch (30-19-5-5) at the Onondaga County War Memorial Arena for a 7:05 p.m. puck drop. …

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Mar. 05, 2017

Hershey, PA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-26-8-2) took a quick two-goal lead but could not hang on in a 4-2 loss to the Hershey Bears (31-17-8-2) on Sunday at the Giant Center. The Thunderbirds wasted no time jumping to the early lead against a Hershey…

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Mar. 05, 2017

Hershey, PA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-25-8-2) will look to salvage a victory in the season series finale against the Hershey Bears (30-17-8-2) on Sunday for a 5:00 p.m. ET puck drop at the Giant Center. The Bears have won four of their last five…

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Mar. 03, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-25-8-2) unleashed a non-stop assault on the opponents' net, but could not prevail in a narrow 5-4 loss to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (35-17-3-0) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center before a crowd…

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Mar. 03, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-24-8-2) will look to pick up a team record fifth consecutive win at the MassMutual Center on Friday as they welcome the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (34-17-3-0) on Friday night for a 7:05 p.m. ET start. …

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Mar. 03, 2017

Sunrise, FL-  Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled goaltender Reto Berra on an emergency basis from the club's American Hockey League affiliate,…

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Mar. 01, 2017

Hartford, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-24-8-2) erased a 3-1 third period deficit, but could not finish the comeback try in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Hartford Wolf Pack (21-30-3-2) at the XL Center on Wednesday. Neither team wasted time going…

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Mar. 01, 2017

Sunrise, FL- Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired defenseman Reece Scarlett from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward Shane Harper. Scarlett will…

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Mar. 01, 2017

Sunrise, FL- Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired goaltender Adam Wilcox in exchange for goaltender Mike McKenna. Wilcox will report to Florida's…

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Mar. 01, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired forward Thomas Vanek from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for D Dylan McIlrath and a conditional 2017 third-round draft…

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Mar. 01, 2017

Hartford, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-24-7-2) will look to win their third consecutive matchup against the Hartford Wolf Pack (20-30-3-2) when the two clubs meet for a 7:00 p.m. ET puck drop at the XL Center. The Wolf Pack, who sit at the bottom…

Feb. 28, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Tuesday that they have recalled forwardRihards Bukarts from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.  A native of Jurmala, Latvia, Bukarts played in 11 games for the Thunderbirds in October…

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Feb. 26, 2017

Providence, RI- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-24-7-2) could not find offensive magic and saw their five game win streak come to an end at the hands of the Providence Bruins (33-14-5-4) in a 3-0 loss on Sunday at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center. Much…

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Feb. 26, 2017

Providence, RI- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-23-7-2), winners of five consecutive games, will once again look to extend its franchise record win streak as they visit the Providence Bruins (32-14-5-4) at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Sunday for…

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Feb. 26, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled forward Denis Malgin from his assignment with the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds…

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Feb. 25, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (22-23-7-2) received a masterful performance from their veteran goaltender in a 2-0 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (19-30-3-2) at the MassMutual Center on Saturday before a crowd of 5,348.  Facing a…

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Feb. 25, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (21-23-7-2) will look to extend their franchise-record win streak to five games on Saturday as they host the Hartford Wolf Pack (19-29-3-2) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop. The night…

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Feb. 24, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (21-23-7-2) outdueled the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (34-17-2-0) through a wild second period in an eventual 5-3 win at the MassMutual Center on Friday. Despite a fast pace in the opening period, neither team…

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Feb. 24, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (20-23-7-2) will look to pick up a franchise record fourth consecutive win on Friday as they open a three-game, three-night weekend against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (34-16-2-0) at the MassMutual Center…

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Feb. 19, 2017

Hartford, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (20-23-7-2) were witnesses to history on Sunday in a 4-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (19-28-3-2) at the XL Center. The win marked the 200th in the AHL career of Thunderbirds goaltender Mike McKenna.…

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Feb. 19, 2017

Hartford, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (19-23-7-2) will look to complete the first three-game weekend sweep in their history on Sunday as they visit the Hartford Wolf Pack (19-27-3-2) at the XL Center for a 5:00 p.m. ET puck drop.  The Thunderbirds…

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Feb. 18, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (18-23-7-2) ended their home losing streak on Friday, and now they will look to build on it as they host the AHL's top club, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (37-12-3-0) at the MassMutual Center on…

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Feb. 18, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (18-23-7-2) ended their home losing streak on Friday, and now they will look to build on it as they host the AHL's top club, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (37-12-3-0) at the MassMutual Center on…

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Feb. 17, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (18-23-7-2) got goals from five different players in a 5-2 victory over the Utica Comets (20-22-6-2) on Friday at the MassMutual Center.  Early on, both teams made it abundantly clear that there would…

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Feb. 17, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-23-7-2) begin another three-game, three-night weekend on Friday as they welcome the Utica Comets (20-21-6-2) for the second time in as many weekends for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop at the MassMutual Center. …

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Feb. 14, 2017

Click Here for Tickets Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds are privileged to honor one of Springfield's pioneering hockey figures on Friday, March 3 at the MassMutual Center as part of Bruce Landon Legacy Night prior to the Thunderbirds'…

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Feb. 12, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Providence Bruins) Providence, RI- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-23-7-2) ran into an opposing hat trick for the second time in three nights in a 4-1 defeat to the Providence Bruins (28-13-5-4) on Sunday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. …

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Feb. 12, 2017

Providence, RI- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-22-7-2) will hope the road can provide a bounce back following two separate one-goal losses on Friday and Saturday. They visit the Providence Bruins (27-13-5-4) for the second time already in February…

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Feb. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-22-7-2) got knocked down by two early punches and never recovered in a 2-1 loss to the Utica Comets (19-20-6-2) on Saturday at the MassMutual Center.  The Thunderbirds experienced a real-life version…

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Feb. 11, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Utica Comets/Lindsay A. Mogle) Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-21-7-2) will once again try to break their home-ice troubles as they welcome the Utica Comets (18-20-6-2) for the first time on Saturday to the MassMutual…

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Feb. 10, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-21-7-2) saw a late penalty come back to hurt them in a 3-2 loss on Friday to the Hartford Wolf Pack (18-25-3-2) before a crowd of 6,275 at the MassMutual Center. Perhaps inspired by the Nature Boy, the…

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Feb. 09, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-20-7-2) will play host to their I-91 rivals and a cultural icon on Friday night when the Hartford Wolf Pack (17-25-3-2) visits the MassMutual Center. The festivities in downtown Springfield will get underway…

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Feb. 09, 2017

UPDATE: Flair FAQ CHECK-IN: Beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday night, you will have the opportunity to pick up your VIP package, which will include your ticket, Ric Flair photo, and VIP wristband.   MEET & GREET: Once you have picked…

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Feb. 07, 2017

Bridgeport, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-20-7-2) fought back from two separate deficits to get to extra time before succumbing to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (27-16-1-1) at the Webster Bank Arena on Tuesday by a final score of 4-3.  The…

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Feb. 07, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Jon Tenca/Puck Stopper Photography) Bridgeport, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-20-6-2) will return to the scene of their Saturday success on Tuesday as they visit the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (26-16-1-1) at the Webster Bank…

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Feb. 06, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they have recalled forward Dryden Huntfrom the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. The 21-year-old Hunt has five goals and seven assists in 39 games played with Springfield in this, his rookie…

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Feb. 04, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Jon Tenca/Puck Stopper Photography) Bridgeport, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (17-20-6-2) received a remarkable performance from Kyle Rau, and in turn, knocked off the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (26-16-1-1) by a final score of 5-2…

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Feb. 04, 2017

Bridgeport, CT- The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-20-6-2) will once again try to play the role of streak snappers on Saturday as they visit the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (26-15-1-1) at the Webster Bank Arena for a 7:05 p.m. ET start. The Sound Tigers have…

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Feb. 03, 2017

(Photo Courtesy of Providence Bruins) Providence, RI - The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-20-6-2) could not solve a suffocating defense, and the Providence Bruins (26-12-5-3) took a 3-1 decision from Springfield on Friday at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.…

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Feb. 03, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have assigned forward Paul Thompson to Florida's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.   Thompson,…

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Feb. 03, 2017

Providence, RI - The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-19-6-2) will look to continue their stronger play away from home as they visit the Providence Bruins (25-12-5-3) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center on Friday for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop. The Thunderbirds…

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Feb. 02, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced four roster transactions on Thursday afternoon, recalling defenseman Eddie Wittchow from the ECHL's Manchester Monarchs while assigning three players back to Manchester: forwards Dryden…

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Feb. 01, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the Panthers have assigned forward Jared McCann and defenseman Dylan McIlrath to Florida's American Hockey League affiliate,…

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Jan. 30, 2017

Allentown, PA-  With the new year not even a week old, and just days before his 23rd birthday, MacKenzie Weegar’s phone rang, and the resulting conversation would serve as validation for how far the young defenseman has risen in Springfield. …

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Jan. 28, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-19-6-2) once again fell victim to last minute opposition heroics in a 4-2 loss to the Hershey Bears (21-13-7-3) before a crowd of 5,034 at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night.  Piggybacking…

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Jan. 28, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-18-6-2) will look to snap a seven-game home losing streak as they welcome the Hershey Bears (20-13-7-3) to the MassMutual Center on Saturday night for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop. The Bears have won…

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Jan. 27, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-18-6-2) nearly completed an improbable third period comeback on Friday night in a 4-3 loss to the Syracuse Crunch (21-12-4-5) at the MassMutual Center. A slow-paced first period littered with line-matching…

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Jan. 27, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-17-6-2) begin a two-game weekend to close out schedule prior to the All Star break as they welcome the Syracuse Crunch (20-12-4-5) on Friday night at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck…

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Jan. 26, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Florida Panthers announced that they have been returned goaltender Reto Berrato the Springfield Thunderbirds. Berra had been recalled by Florida on Jan. 19, but did not participate in any of the Panthers' games…

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Jan. 25, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Lindsay A. Mogle) Utica, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (16-17-6-2) and Utica Comets (18-16-6-1) traded unsuccessful power plays one-by-one on Wednesday night at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, but in the end, an overtime steal…

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Jan. 25, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Lindsay A. Mogle/Utica Comets) Utica, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-17-6-2), who have lost their last five contests, will look to break that trend as they visit the Utica Comets (18-16-5-1) on Wednesday night at the Utica…

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Jan. 22, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-17-6-2) fell victim to a stellar netminder as Garret Sparks and the Toronto Marlies (17-20-2-1) came out of the MassMutual Center a 2-1 winner on Sunday afternoon. The opening 10 minutes of the first…

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Jan. 22, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-16-6-2) and Toronto Marlies (16-20-2-1) will both look to cap off three-in-three weekends with a win on Sunday when they meet at the MassMutual Center for a 3:05 p.m. ET puck drop The Thunderbirds…

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Jan. 21, 2017

(Photo Courtesy JustSports Photography) Binghamton, NY - The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-16-6-2) suffered another in a long line of heartbreaking overtime defeats on Saturday, falling 3-2 to the Binghamton Senators (18-19-2-1) at the Floyd…

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Jan. 21, 2017

Binghamton, NY - The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-16-5-2) will look to return to winning ways away from the MassMutual Center on Saturday as they visit the Binghamton Senators (17-19-2-1) at the Floyd L. Maines Memorial Arena. Puck drop is…

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Jan. 20, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-16-5-2) could not complete a comeback try in the final period on Friday night in a 5-3 loss to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (20-15-1-1) at the MassMutual Center. The seventh meeting between…

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Jan. 20, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-15-5-2) and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (19-15-1-1) will both try to continue their climbs toward a playoff position on Friday night, as the two clubs meet for the seventh time already this season…

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Jan. 19, 2017

Springfield, MA - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have assigned forward Denis Malgin to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds…

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Jan. 18, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday that they have recalled defenseman Thomas Schemitsch from the ECHL's Manchester Monarchs. The 20-year-old Schemitsch is the youngest player ever to dress in a game…

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Jan. 16, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-15-5-2) fell victim to a two-goal comeback in the third period for the second straight matchup with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (25-10-2-0) in a 4-3 loss at the MassMutual Center on Monday afternoon.…

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Jan. 16, 2017

(Photo Courtesy Lehigh Valley Phantoms/JustSports Photography) Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-14-5-2) will begin their week bright and early with game action, as they welcome the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (24-10-2-0) into the MassMutual…

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Jan. 14, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-14-5-2) and Providence Bruins (22-9-4-3) went over 59 minutes scoreless, only to see the Bruins prevail on a bank-shot goal with 16 seconds left in a 1-0 win on Saturday at the MassMutual Center…

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Jan. 14, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-13-5-2) have picked up three of a possible four points this week despite trailing late in the third period in a pair of contests on Wednesday and Friday against Albany. Tonight, they look to get…

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Jan. 13, 2017

Albany, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (15-13-5-2) snatched victory from the jaws of defeat on Friday night, erasing a 2-1 deficit to down the Albany Devils (21-15-1-1) by a final score of 3-2 on Friday at the Times Union Center.   The Devils…

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Jan. 13, 2017

Thunderbirds veteran goaltender is as polarizing a figure off the ice as in the crease

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Jan. 13, 2017

Albany, NY- The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-13-5-2) will get a quick chance to respond from a Wednesday overtime loss as they visit the Albany Devils (21-15-0-1) on Friday at the Times Union Center for a 7:00 p.m. ET puck drop.  It was a back-and-forth…

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Jan. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-13-5-2) squeezed a point out of the Albany Devils (21-15-0-1) thanks to a goal with their goaltender pulled, but could not fire the finishing punch in a 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday at the MassMutual…

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Jan. 11, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-13-4-2) begin a second straight week filled with three games in four nights. Wednesday evening, they play host to the Albany Devils (20-15-0-1) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.…

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Jan. 07, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-13-4-2) were unable to earn a weekend sweep, instead settling for a split with the Providence Bruins (20-8-4-3) in a 4-1 loss at the MassMutual Center before a crowd of 6,313 on Saturday. The Bruins…

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Jan. 07, 2017

Springfield, MA- The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-12-4-2) will look to piggy-back one of their strongest performances of the season on Saturday as they host  the Providence Bruins (19-8-4-3) at the MassMutual Center.   Preceding the puck…

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Jan. 06, 2017

Providence, RI- The Springfield Thunderbirds (14-12-4-2) played a suffocating brand of hockey in snapping a six-game win streak for the Providence Bruins (19-8-4-3) on Friday night with a 4-1 win at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.   With the…

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Jan. 06, 2017

Providence, RI- The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-12-4-2) will begin a busy stretch against their Atlantic Division rival Providence Bruins (19-7-4-3) on Friday night as the two clubs meet at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence for a 7:05…

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Jan. 05, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled forward Jared McCann from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL).  …

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Jan. 05, 2017

Springfield, MA - The American Hockey League announced its rosters today for the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross, to be held January 29-30 at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA., home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Included…

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Jan. 04, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (13-12-4-2) had to go beyond regulation after allowing a late tying goal while shorthanded, but they recovered to thwart the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (17-14-0-1) by a final score of 3-2 in a shootout…

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Jan. 04, 2017

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (12-12-4-2) will begin a busy month of January on Wednesday when they host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (17-14-0-0) for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop at the MassMutual Center. The Thunderbirds, winners…

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Jan. 04, 2017

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced Wednesday that the Panthers have loaned defenseman Dylan McIlrath to the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds…

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Dec. 30, 2016

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (12-12-4-2) rallied behind the energy of a crowd of 5,732 to rattle off a 3-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (11-16-3-1) at the MassMutual Center on Friday night.  As the Thunderbirds and…

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Dec. 30, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Jon Tenca/Puck Stopper Photography) SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled forward Greg McKegg from their American Hockey League affiliate,…

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Dec. 30, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Hartford Wolf Pack)   Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-12-4-2) begin a busy home stretch on Friday night, with 10 of their next 14 games coming at the MassMutual Center, against the Hartford Wolf Pack…

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Dec. 29, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled forward Michael Sgarbossa from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

Furious 3rd Period Charge Earns T-Birds A Point
Dec. 28, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Jon Tenca/Puck Stopper Photography) Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-12-4-2) received a pair of three-point nights from a pair of feisty forwards, but ultimately could not complete a valiant comeback try in a 5-4…

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Dec. 28, 2016

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday that they have recalled goaltender Sam Brittain from the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). The 24-year-old Brittain was enjoying a fine season with the Monarchs, posting…

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Dec. 28, 2016

Bridgeport, CT – The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-12-3-2) and Bridgeport Sound Tigers (16-12-0-0) will meet on Wednesday night at the Webster Bank Arena in a battle of two teams that have combined to lose eight straight games, all in regulation. …

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Dec. 27, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins) Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-12-3-2) received a stellar performance from a returning leader on the blue line, but the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (21-5-3-0) received three…

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Dec. 27, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins) Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-11-3-2), coming off of their first shutout defeat in their history, will look for different results as they begin a three-game, four-night stretch…

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Dec. 22, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced Thursday that the Panthers have recalled goaltender Mike McKenna on an emergency basis from their American Hockey League affiliate,…

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Dec. 21, 2016

See the highlights for the second half of the 2016-17 season!

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Dec. 18, 2016

Hershey, PA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-11-3-2) could not solve rookie goaltender Vitek Vanecek, and for the first time this year, the Thunderbirds were shut out, as the Hershey Bears (16-6-4-2) pulled out a 4-0 win Sunday at the Giant…

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Dec. 18, 2016

Hershey, PA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-10-3-2) complete their pre-holiday schedule on Sunday with a 5:00 p.m. ET tilt at the Giant Center against the Hershey Bears (15-6-4-2).   It will be a fourth chance for the Thunderbirds to…

Dec. 17, 2016

Wilkes-Barre, PA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-10-3-2) fell victim to a four-goal stretch from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (19-5-3-0) in a 4-2 loss on Saturday at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza.    With a packed…

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Dec. 17, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins)   Wilkes-Barre, PA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-9-3-2) will look to pick up their fourth victory in the last five games on Saturday as they visit the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins…

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Dec. 16, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (11-9-3-2) received a marvelous return from one of their newest offensive weapons and hung on thanks to their goaltending stalwart in a 3-1 win over the Binghamton Senators (8-15-2-1) at the MassMutual…

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Dec. 16, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-9-3-2) will play their only home game over a 25-day stretch on Friday night when they host the Binghamton Senators (8-14-2-1) at the MassMutual Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop on Ugly Sweater…

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Dec. 14, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds made a pair of roster moves on Wednesday, announcing that they have recalled forward Zac Lynch from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL. Additionally, the Thunderbirds assigned forward…

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Dec. 10, 2016

(Photo Courtesy St. John's IceCaps)   St. John's, NL– The Springfield Thunderbirds (10-9-3-2) struck for two goals in 1:08 in the final period and hung on late to earn a 2-1 win and a split of the weekend series with the St. John's…

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Dec. 10, 2016

(Photo Courtesy St. John's IceCaps/Jeff Parsons)   St. John's, NL– The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-9-3-2) will look to duplicate their Friday offensive output while improving on the defensive side of the puck as they visit the…

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Dec. 09, 2016

(Photo Courtesy St. John's IceCaps)   St. John's, NL– The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-9-3-2) ran out of offense in a back-and-forth see-saw affair that saw the St. John's IceCaps (13-11-1-0) survive by a final of 6-5 on Friday…

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Dec. 09, 2016

St. John's, NL– The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-8-3-2), who have earned five of a possible six points in their last three contests, make their lone trip to Newfoundland & Labrador for a pair of matchups with the St. John's IceCaps…

McKenna's 32 Saves Lead T-Birds to Win in Hartford
Dec. 07, 2016

Hartford, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (9-8-3-2) got enough insurance to hang on for a 4-2 win over the Hartford Wolf Pack (7-12-3-0) by a final score of 4-2 on Wednesday at the XL Center.   The Thunderbirds and Wolf Pack kicked off…

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Dec. 07, 2016

Hartford, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-8-3-2) will face off on a Wednesday night against the Hartford Wolf Pack (7-11-3-0) for the second time in three weeks at the XL Center for a 7:00 p.m. ET puck drop.   The team's respective…

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Dec. 07, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds have announced a final count of 2,793 teddy bears and stuffed animals collected in Saturday's inaugural Thunderbirds Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas.   Sena Acolatse scored…

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Dec. 06, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Monday that they have recalled forward Joe Diamond from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.    The 27-year-old Diamond has been a reliable scorer for Manchester,…

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Dec. 04, 2016

Providence, RI– The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-8-3-2) and Providence Bruins (9-6-4-3) again needed extra time on Sunday, but the Bruins found the winner this time around in a 2-1 win at the Dunkin' Donuts Center.     The Sunday…

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Dec. 04, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced Sunday that the Panthers have recalled forward Paul Thompson from their American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. The…

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Dec. 04, 2016

Providence, RI– The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-8-2-2) begin a stretch of eight road games in the next 24 days as they visit the Providence Bruins (8-6-4-3) at the Dunkin' Donuts Center at 3:05 p.m. ET in the back end of a home-and-home…

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Dec. 03, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (8-8-2-2) at long last earned a victorious result in a 3-2 overtime win over the Providence Bruins (8-6-4-3) at the MassMutual Center on Saturday night before a crowd of 4,821 on Teddy Bear Toss…

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Dec. 03, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-8-2-2) will look to win their first contest since Nov. 12 when they welcome the Providence Bruins (8-6-3-3) to the MassMutual Center on Saturday for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.   The night…

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Dec. 03, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Saturday that they have been loaned forward Jordan LaVallee-Smotherman from the Manchester Monarchs of the ECHL.   The 30-year-old LaVallee-Smotherman has 368 games…

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Dec. 02, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-8-2-2) could not find payback on Friday night in a testy and animosity-riddled affair against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (14-6-0-0) at the MassMutual Center, falling 3-1. The first period began…

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Dec. 02, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-7-2-2) begin their December slate of games on Friday night at the MassMutual Center as they host the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (13-6-0-0) for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop. The Sound Tigers and Thunderbirds…

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Dec. 01, 2016

Springfield, MA – The Thunderbirds are pleased to announce that Springfield-based Smith & Wesson has signed on as exclusive sponsor of this year’s Thunderbird’s Military Appreciation Night scheduled for Saturday, December…

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Nov. 29, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Kevin Bires/Florida Everblades) Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Tuesday that they have recalled defenseman Matt MacKenzie on a loan from the Florida Everblades of the ECHL. The 25-year-old…

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Nov. 26, 2016

Hershey, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-7-2-2) never recovered from a three-goal start from the Hershey Bears (11-4-3-1) on Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, falling by a final count of 4-3, the Thunderbirds' sixth…

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Nov. 26, 2016

Hershey, PA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-6-2-2) will hope the third time is the charm as they face the Hershey Bears (10-4-3-1) on Saturday night at the Giant Center in Hershey, one night removed from a 5-2 Hershey win at the MassMutual…

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Nov. 25, 2016

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-6-2-2) could not maintain a 2-1 lead after the opening period as they fell to the Hershey Bears (10-4-3-1) by a final score of 5-2 on Friday night at the MassMutual Center before a crowd…

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Nov. 25, 2016

Springfield, MA – The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-2-2) return from a brief Thanksgiving break to host the Hershey Bears (9-4-3-1) for the first half of a home-and-home series at the MassMutual Center on Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET. The two…

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Nov. 24, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have assigned forward Greg McKegg to the club’s American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds.…

Black Friday Specials Coming Soon!
Nov. 22, 2016

T-Birds to offer special Black Friday savings for Nov. 25 game

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Nov. 21, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced that forward Jared McCann has been loaned to the Panthers' AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, in the wake of forward Nick…

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Nov. 19, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-2-2) again needed extra time on Saturday at the MassMutual Center, but could not squeak out a win over the Providence Bruins (5-6-3-1), who prevailed 5-4 in a shootout in front of a crowd of 5,238.…

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Nov. 19, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-2-1) look to end a string of three straight losses, including two past regulation, as they host the Providence Bruins (4-6-3-1) for the first of 12 meetings this season. The puck drops at 7:05…

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Nov. 18, 2016

(Photo courtesy Lindsay A. Mogle) Utica, NY– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-2-1) fell victim to a furious charge from the homestanding Utica Comets (4-9-1-0) in a 5-4 overtime defeat Friday at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.   The Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 18, 2016

Utica, NY– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-1-1) look to shrug off a 3-2 shootout loss on Wednesday in Hartford as they visit the Utica Comets (3-9-1-0) at the Utica Memorial Auditorium for the first time this season.   Like Hartford on Wednesday,…

Florida Assigns D Kindl to T-Birds
Nov. 18, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from the club's American Hockey League affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. The…

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Nov. 17, 2016

Springfield, MA - The MassMutual Center will play host to a hockey fan's dream doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 19. Prior to the Springfield Thunderbirds taking the ice for a matchup with the Providence Bruins, the Boston Bruins Alumni Team will…

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Nov. 16, 2016

Hartford, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-1-1) could not hold an early 2-0 advantage as the Hartford Wolf Pack (4-8-2-0) prevailed in a shootout at the XL Center in Hartford by a final score of 3-2 on Saturday.    The Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 16, 2016

SUNRISE, Fla. - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced today that the Panthers have acquired forward Michael Sgarbossa from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for forward Logan Shaw. Sgarbossa will be assigned to the Panthers…

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Nov. 16, 2016

Hartford, CT– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-5-1-0) begin a stretch of three games in four nights against new opponents this evening as they visit the Hartford Wolf Pack (3-8-2-0) at the XL Center in Hartford for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck drop.  …

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Nov. 14, 2016

Goaltender stopped 51 of 52 and earned his AHL-leading third shutout in 2-0-0 weekend

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Nov. 13, 2016

MacAulay and Regner score in defeat for Springfield

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Nov. 13, 2016

Springfield hosts Rochester looking to sweep weekend schedule

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Nov. 12, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Binghamton Senators)   Binghamton, NY– The Springfield Thunderbirds (7-4-1-0) backed up a complete effort on Friday with a doubly impressive performance Saturday in a 4-0 win over the Binghamton Senators (3-7-0-1) at the Floyd…

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Nov. 12, 2016

Binghamton, NY– The Springfield Thunderbirds (6-4-1-0) continue their third consecutive weekend of three games in three nights on Saturday as they tangle with the Binghamton Senators (3-6-0-1) at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena at 7:05…

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Nov. 11, 2016

Springfield, MA– On Veterans Day, the Springfield Thunderbirds (6-4-1-0) showed their most valiant effort of the season on home ice in dispatching the  St. John's IceCaps (6-6-1-0) by a final score of 3-1 at the MassMutual Center on Friday…

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Nov. 11, 2016

Springfield, MA– On Veterans Day, the Springfield Thunderbirds (5-4-1-0) kick off the last of three consecutive three-game weekends as they welcome the  St. John's IceCaps (6-5-1-0) to the MassMutual Center on Friday for a 7:05 p.m. ET…

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Nov. 09, 2016

(Photo Courtesy Rich Tilton) Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced on Wednesday that they recalled forward Matt Leitner from the Manchester Monarchs (ECHL). The 25-year-old Leitner has spent the past two seasons with the…

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Nov. 08, 2016

Springfield, MA - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced Tuesday that the Panthers have assigned defenseman Jakub Kindl to the Springfield Thunderbirds. The 29-year old Kindl was previously recalled by the…

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Nov. 07, 2016

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Thunderbirds are pleased to announce that Eric Rosa (pictured, photo courtesy Chris Marion/MassLive), a Springfield resident and U.S. Army veteran, will be dropping the ceremonial first puck at the Thunderbirds…

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Nov. 06, 2016

Springfield, MA - Florida Panthers President of Hockey Operations Dale Tallon announced Sunday that the Panthers have recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Springfield Thunderbirds. The 29-year old Kindl has recorded three points (1-2-3)…

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Nov. 06, 2016

Springfield, MA– In a game where goals were difficult to manufacture, the Springfield Thunderbirds (5-4-1-0)  once again succumbed to third-period heroics on the part of the Binghamton Senators (3-5-0-1) at the MassMutual Center on Sunday,…

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Nov. 06, 2016

Springfield, MA– Facing a two-game losing skid for the first time this season, the Springfield Thunderbirds (5-3-1-0) will look to pick up their first win of the weekend on Sunday in a late-afternoon matinee with the Binghamton Senators (2-5-0-1)…

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Nov. 05, 2016

Allentown, PA– For the second straight night, the Springfield Thunderbirds (5-3-1-0) could not hold a third-period lead, as a four-goal third propelled the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (5-3-1-0) to a 6-4 win on Saturday night at the PPL Center.  …

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Nov. 05, 2016

Allentown, PA– For the third time this season, the Springfield Thunderbirds (5-2-1-0) will look to pick up a win the night after a loss as they visit the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (4-3-1-0) on Saturday night at the PPL Center for a 7:05 p.m. ET puck…

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Nov. 04, 2016

Springfield, MA– The Springfield Thunderbirds (5-2-1) took a lead into the third period on home ice for the first time this season, but the Hershey Bears (4-2-2) showed resolve in coming back to pick up a 3-2 overtime win on Friday at the MassMutual…

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Nov. 04, 2016

Springfield looks to win sixth game out of last seven contests

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Nov. 03, 2016

Saturdays are For the "OT"-Birds   Before another crowd of more than 6,000 fans at the MassMutual Center, a second straight Saturday night tilt for the T-Birds required more than 60 minutes to determine the outcome. Adding to the Saturday…

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Oct. 30, 2016

15 third period saves propel T-Birds to second shutout win of month

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Oct. 30, 2016

Springfield looks for payback after Sound Tigers' 5-1 win Friday

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Oct. 29, 2016

Third-period rally sets stage for Balisy's overtime winner; McKenna stops 27 in the win

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Oct. 29, 2016

Springfield looks to defeat Wilkes-Barre/Scranton for second time in two weekends

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Oct. 28, 2016

Shaw scores first of season for Springfield 

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Oct. 28, 2016

Springfield kicks off 3-in-3 with Bridgeport at MassMutual Center

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Oct. 28, 2016

The Thunderbirds are pleased to announce that Ninety Nine Restaurant & Pub are the proud sponsors of the 2016-17 Thunderbirds Youth Preliminary Series.  Once again this season, youth teams from across the region will have the opportunity to…

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Oct. 27, 2016

Former U. of Wisconsin defenseman recalled by Springfield; Doherty assigned to Manchester

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Oct. 26, 2016

Multi-player deal brings two Massachusetts natives to Thunderbirds

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Oct. 22, 2016

Weegar finishes off two-goal third period comeback with OT winner

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Oct. 22, 2016

Springfield looks for third straight win on Opening Night presented by MGM Springfield

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Oct. 21, 2016

Berra's 23 saves preserve first shutout in team history

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Oct. 21, 2016

Thunderbirds forward recalled by NHL affiliate in Florida

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Oct. 21, 2016

Springfield ends three-game road trip in first matchup with Penguins

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Oct. 21, 2016

Inaugural home game for new franchise will have largest Springfield attendance in over a decade

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Oct. 18, 2016

Thunderbirds earned two of possible four points in season opening weekend

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Oct. 17, 2016

Help select the goal celebration music!

Weegar, Sutter Pace T-Birds to First Win
Oct. 16, 2016

Weegar and Sutter each score and add assists in 2-1 victory in Bridgeport

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Oct. 16, 2016

Thunderbirds visit division rival for first time in team history, looking to atone for Saturday defeat

T-Birds Look to Atone for Opening Loss vs. Phantoms
Oct. 15, 2016

Second and third period charge not enough to erase 3-goal LV first

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Oct. 15, 2016

Springfield kicks off inaugural season presented by MGM Springfield on road

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Oct. 11, 2016

Florida acquires 6-foot-5 center from Hurricanes in exchange for Connor Brickley

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Oct. 10, 2016

Former BC defenseman McCoshen, AHL veteran Thompson latest to join Springfield

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Oct. 08, 2016

Springfield scores three in final stanza to defeat Hartford 3-0; McKenna stops 19

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Oct. 08, 2016

Springfield receives two more players via signing and trade with Montreal Canadiens

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Oct. 08, 2016

Springfield hosts Wolf Pack for second and final preseason tilt Saturday at MassMutual Center 

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Oct. 07, 2016

Brittain stops 30, Bukarts also tallies on power play in T-Birds win

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Oct. 06, 2016

Brickley, Hunt, Rau, Weegar will join Thunderbirds camp

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Oct. 03, 2016

Single game tickets to Thunderbirds Opening Night on sale now

Panthers Assign 8 To Thunderbirds
Oct. 02, 2016

The Florida Panthers assign eight players to Springfield ahead of AHL training camp

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Sep. 21, 2016

First-come, first-served until capacity; effective 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons

Thunderbirds to Hold Press Announcement Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
Sep. 20, 2016

Thunderbirds to announce exciting news relative to game day experience Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.

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Sep. 19, 2016

The Panthers and Thunderbirds have a lot to be optimistic about following a pair of wins at the annual rookie tournament in Coral Springs, Fla.

Thunderbird Thursdays Begin This Week
Sep. 15, 2016

The Springfield Thunderbirds and Springfield Business Improvement District will be organizing networking events each Thursday from Sept. 15 through Oct. 27

Q&A with GM Joyce:
Sep. 14, 2016

Thunderbirds GM shares head coach Kinnear's competitive fire.

Thunderbirds Introduce Mascot
Sep. 13, 2016

Boomer is the newest acquisition by the Springfield Thunderbirds as the club's first-ever mascot

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Sep. 13, 2016

Springfield Thunderbirds reveal jersey design scheme for 2016-17 season

Ryan Smith Talks T-Birds Season Preparations
Sep. 12, 2016

"Voice of the Thunderbirds" Ryan Smith joins Steve Forni to look ahead to the Thunderbirds' jersey design and mascot revealings, as well as Thunderbird Thursdays.

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Sep. 09, 2016

T-Birds Town Hall set for Tues., Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Uno Pizzeria & Grille (820 W Columbus Ave, Springfield). 

Q&A: Kinnear Ensuring Proud On-Ice Product
Sep. 07, 2016

Springfield Thunderbirds head coach Geordie Kinnear sat down with "Voice of the Thunderbirds" Ryan Smith to delve into the 2016-17 inaugural season

Name the Thunderbirds' Mascot!
Sep. 06, 2016

Supply your suggestion for the mascot's name for your chance to win Opening Night prizes!

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Aug. 22, 2016

Springfield Thunderbirds unveil 2016-17 AHL schedule

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Aug. 21, 2016

The voice of the Thunderbirds joined WHYN 560's Sports Sunday with Steve Forni to talk AHL hockey

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Jul. 19, 2016

Street adjacent to MassMutual Center renamed in Springfield hockey icon's honor