Springfield, Massachusetts Sports News

Thunderbirds flying into Springfield this fall

Springfield's new American Hockey League franchise will take the ice for the upcoming 2016-17 season as the Springfield Thunderbirds. With hockey fans and local dignitaries looking on from center ice seats at the MassMutual Center, team officials announced the new name through a pulsating two-minute video on the arena's state of the art LED scoreboard. "The Springfield Thunderbirds' name represents the strength and pride of western Massachusetts. It is a nod to our hockey past, a tribut...

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