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Equipment Manager Ralph Calvanese Named to All-Star Team

January 11, 2011 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Springfield Falcons News Release

Springfield, MA - The Springfield Falcons, proud members of the American Hockey League, announced today that equipment manager Ralph Calvanese will serve his role for the Western Conference AHL All-Star Team at the 2011 AHL All-Star Classic presented by Capital BlueCross to be held on January 30-31 in Hershey PA.

This season marks Calvanese's 37th year as the equipment manager in Springfield, a role he first held for the AHL's Indians in 1974-75 at the age of 19. The Springfield native has been part of three Calder Cup champions, and has worked nearly 3,000 AHL games through the years.

"He's the best in the business," said Falcons president and general manager Bruce Landon. "He has meant so much to the players that have gone through Springfield, on their way to the National Hockey League, and our organization."

The Falcons return home this weekend when they host the Worcester Sharks on Friday night at the MassMutual Center starting at 7:30 pm. Springfield is also at home on Sunday afternoon when they play the Portland Pirates starting at 2 pm. Tickets for both games can be purchased at the MassMutual Center Box Office and

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