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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…