Falcons Weekly Notes
Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Falcons (34-17-1-5) earned three of a possible four points last week. Springfield was defeated by the Providence Bruins in a shootout at home Saturday night before topping the Worcester Sharks by the final score of 2-1 Sunday afternoon.
Through 57 games, the Falcons currently rank third in the American Hockey League in wins (34), point total (74) and points percentage (.649) and remain atop the Northeast Division, leading the second-place Albany Devils by seven points.
The Falcons continue its current road trip with three games away from the MassMutual Center this weekend - Friday at the Hartford Wolf Pack, Saturday at the Adirondack Phantoms and Sunday at the Portland Pirates.
Single-game tickets throughout the 2013-14 season can be purchased at the MassMutual Center box office from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to game time on Saturday home dates, and four hours prior to any Sunday home contests. Fans can also purchase tickets at Ticketmaster.com. For information about discounted group packages, call a Falcons' sales representative at (413) 739-GOAL (4625).
WEEK IN REVIEW
Springfield 2, Providence 3 (SO)
Saturday, March 1
The Falcons lost in a shootout to the Providence Bruins Saturday night at home, earning a point with the third-period comeback. Sean Collins evened the score at 2-2 with 6:46 to play in the final frame, sending the game to overtime. Former Bruin Carter Camper was the only Falcon to convert in the shootout, while Seth Griffith and Justin Florek each scored to give Providence the victory after eight rounds.
Springfield 2, Worcester 1
Sunday, March 2
Despite being outshot, 29-11, Sunday in Worcester, the Falcons defeated the Sharks by the final score of 2-1. Jack Skille registered a goal and an assist, extending his current point streak to five games. Jean-Francois Jacques scored the game-winning goal at 17:01 of the second period, breaking a 1-1 tie. For Jacques, the tally was his fourth game-winner of the season, tying Jonathan Marchessault for most of the team.
Friday, March 7 - Springfield at Hartford, XL Center, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 - Springfield at Adirondack, Glens Falls Civic Center, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 9 - Springfield at Portland, Androscoggin Bank Colisee, 4:00 p.m.
Forward Jack Skille and defenseman Tim Erixon each are riding a current five-game point streak. Since February 4, Skille has played in five games and totaled seven points (three goals, four assists). In five games dating back to February 15, Erixon has amassed six points (one goal, five assists). Springfield forward Jean-Francois Jacques has registered a point in each of his last three games, totaling two goals and an assist.
Falcons captain Ryan Craig is climbing on a number of the team's all-time record lists. Craig ranks eighth in points (128), fifth in goals (68), eighth in games played (220), tied for second in game-winning goals (11) and first in power-play goals (32). The Abbotsford, British Columbia native scored his franchise-best 32nd power-play goal in the team's 3-2 shootout loss versus Providence.
ATOP THE NORTHEAST DIVISION
At 34-17-1-5, the Falcons lead the Northeast Division by seven points over the second-place Albany Devils. Springfield's .649 points percentage, 34 wins and 74 points are all good for third-best in the American Hockey League.
Newly-acquired forward Carter Camper made his Falcons debut Saturday versus his former team, the Providence Bruins. In his first game with Springfield, the Rocky River, Ohio native registered the primary assist on Ryan Craig's power-play goal, while also serving as the only Falcon to convert in the shootout. The team is now 1-0-0-1 with Camper in the active lineup, earning a victory Sunday over Worcester in his second game with Springfield.
PINK IN THE RINK ONLINE JERSEY AUCTION
The Springfield Falcons Pink in the Rink specialty jerseys are currently up for auction on the team's eBay page. All of the game-worn sweaters are up for auction, in addition to game-issued jerseys as well. The auction will end Thursday, March 6 at 8:00 p.m., with each jersey's end time separated by five minutes.
HEATHER O'REILLY APPEARANCE
Heather O'Reilly, a three-time Olympic Gold Medalist with the United States Women's National soccer team, will sign autographs at the Falcons game March 22 versus the Manchester Monarchs. In addition to her Olympic success, O'Reilly also won two NCAA National Championships at the University of North Carolina, a WPS championship with SKY Blue FC, and a Bronze (2007) and Silver Medal (2011) at the World Cup. For tickets to the game, visit the MassMutual Center box office or click here to purchase tickets online. For a discounted group rate, please contact a Falcons sales representative at (413) 739-GOAL (4625).
COME TO A FALCONS GAME
For information about available ticket packages or single-game tickets, fans can contact a Falcons' sale representative at (413) 739-GOAL (4625) or visit the team website by clicking here. All the information is also available at Ticket Headquarters, located on the MassMutual Center concourse behind section 31 at all Falcons' home games.
The Falcons offer a number of affordable ticket packages to allow fans to enjoy the family entertainment for a low price. In addition to season-ticket plans, the team also offers flex packages for those who want to choose what games they want to attend and how many people they want to bring to each game. Flex packages are broken down into 44, 20 and 12-voucher plans, and the customer can use any number of those vouchers to any game, based on seat availability.
FALCONS NEST PRO SHOP
Fans can purchase their favorite team gear and apparel at the Falcons Nest Pro Shop, located inside the team office at 45 Falcons Way during normal business hours (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday) or online by clicking here. The shop is stocked with brand new merchandise for the 2013-14 season, including limited-edition apparel and novelty items featuring the new 20th anniversary logo. The Falcons Nest Pro Shop moves to the MassMutual Center concourse behind section 27 during all home games.
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