Mentioned briefly in yesterday's training camp preview were two players who know the Springfield area very well. First is Holyoke native, Adam Pineault. Pineault's name may be familiar to long time Blue Jackets fans. Adam was the Jackets second round selection, 56th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He was a member of the Syracuse Crunch for most of three seasons, from 2006-2009. Adam skated in three games with the Jackets at the end of the '07-'08 season, and was held scoreless.
The other is Tom Mele. Mele, from the Bronx, NY played for American International College in Springfield for four seasons. He was the team's captain in his senior year. Following the season's end, Mele made his professional debut with the Fort Wayne Komets, skating in two playoff games.
Falcons camp continues this morning at 10AM at the MassMutual Center.