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Youth Hockey Director's Pro Hockey Dream Comes True

Very cool story out of the ECHL. The Evansville IceMen needed a last-minute emergency backup goalie on Sunday. They turned to a 37-year old youth hockey director. In the span of less than 2 hours,...

Falcons Game 76: Birds Gear Up For Playoffs

Goals from Boone Jenner, Spencer Machacek and Jake Hansen paced the Springfield Falcons in their regular season finale Saturday night. The Birds upended the Adirondack Phantoms 3-2 behind solid goaltending from Allen York.

Springfield Falcons - Northeast Division Champions

The Springfield Falcons are the Northeast Division champions for 2012-2013! The lock on the top spot came when Providence beat Connecticut, 1-0. For good measure, the Birds turned in a solid 60 minute effort, defeating the Portland Pirates 4-2.

Playoff Bound Falcons Dominate Sharks

The playoff bound Springfield Falcons played a carefree first few minutes on Saturday night in Worcester. Once they found their legs, the Falcons took control and never looked back, dominating the Sharks 7-1.

Falcons Wrap Up Big Week

Curtis McElhinney was the difference, as he has been for Springfield all season, as he backstopped the Falcons to a 3-0-0 week. Along the way, C-Mac eclipsed one long standing Springfield record and he reached a career milestone in another.

Russell Cashes Late, Earns Birds Point

Ryan Russell was Johnny-on-the-spot with 21.7 seconds remaining in regulation time, enabling the Falcons to take a point in a terrific AHL game in Providence on Friday night.

Falcons Beach Whale

The Springfield Falcons turned "Rally Towel" night into "Crying Towel" night, earning a hard fought 3-2 victory over the Connecticut Whale in front of 13, 129 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT.

Falcons Trapped by Devils

The Falcons fell victim to New Jersey Devils style hockey on Saturday in Albany, NY. The final score was 4-1 on "Pucks and Paws" night at the Times Union Center.

Falcons pad division lead

The Springfield Falcons' first period of 2013 featured a four pack of goals. Tallies by Michael Chaput, Jonathan Audy-Marchessault, Ryan Russell and Ryan Craig built a 4-2 lead as the Falcons beat Bridgeport 5-4 on Friday night in Springfield.

Falcons Weekend Recap

The Springfield Falcons wrapped up their latest three-in-three with a 1-1-1 mark, taking three of a possible six points. The bigger story of the weekend was the loss of Dalton Prout and John Moore.


Road Warriors

Riding high on 79 saves by Curtis McElhinney, the Springfield Falcons swept their weekend set in St. John's, Newfoundland. Cam Atkinson, Ryan Johansen and Jonathan Audy-Marchessault all contributed in the 5-3 and 4-2 wins.

Falcons Drop Two At Home

The Falcons wrapped up a weekend three-in-three with a double dip at the MassMutual Center in Springfield. The Manchester Monarchs won 4-3 in a shootout on Saturday, while Sunday afternoon a late goal by Connecticut gave the Whale a 3-2 win.

Falcons Fall in OT 6-5

Some uncharacteristically undisciplined play cost the Springfield Falcons on Friday night in Portland. Four second period power play goals by the Pirates erased a 4-1 Falcons lead en route to a 6-5 OT win by the Pirates.

Falcons Take Two In Norfolk

The Falcons got goals from four defensemen on Saturday night when they took their second straight win from the Admirals, 5-2. Paul Dainton was solid in goal, giving Curtis McElhinney a rare night off,, as he turned aside 33 shots for his first win.

Falcons Return to Winning Ways

Friday night, the Falcons were in Norfolk, VA to take on the defending Calder Cup champion Norfolk Admirals. This game started out with the Ads taking it to the Falcons immediately after the opening draw. Read on, there were another 59 minutes to go.

C-Mac's 4th Shutout Paces Falcons

It was deja vu all over again for the Springfield Falcons on Sunday evening at The Nest in Springfield. Curtis McElhinney turned aside all 35 shots he faced as the Birds shutout the defending Calder Cup champion Norfolk Admirals by a score of 5-0.

Falcons Blank Whale 2-0

Tim Erixon picked right up where he left off on Sunday, scoring both goals as the Falcons blanked the Connecticut Whale 2-0 in front of an enthusiastic 5,653 at The Nest in Springfield.

Birds Run It Up in Hartford

On a night that had the potential to be a close, well-balanced contest the Springfield Falcons scored early and often - hitting double digits for the first time since 1999 in a 10-2 shellacking of the Connecticut Whale in Hartford.

Repurposing Dan P's Mailbag Idea!

The Cannon's own Dan P started taking readers questions a while back. Tonight, I one up Danno and glean questions from post comments! Hey, it's about AHL hockey here in Springfield, so it's all good!

Shootout Unkind to Birds

The Springfield Falcons and Bridgeport Sound Tigers were first and second, respectively, in the Northeast Division coming into tonight's game.

Falcons Blank Bruins 3-0

Curtis McElhinney recorded his second shutout in just five games as the Springfield Falcons blanked the Providence Bruins 3-0 improving the Falcons record to 4-1-0.

Blue Jackets, John Davidson close on agreement

The Columbus Blue Jackets and John Davidson are close to an agreement which would make him the Blue Jackets' president of hockey operations.

Falcons Game 4: Bruins Edge Falcons 3 - 1

The Springfield Falcons came back down to earth on Saturday night, tasting defeat for the first time this season 3 - 1 at the hands of the Providence Bruins.

Falcons Game 3: Birds Win, Now 3 - 0

Cam Atkinson went to one knee to blast home the game winner as the Falcons extended their record to 3-0-0 to start the new season. JAM took advantage of a Wilkes-Barre/Scranton turnover and dished the puck to Cam, who made no mistake.

Falcons Game 2: C-Mac Blanks Phantoms 4-0

Curtis McElhinney turned in a 31 save performance on Sunday in Springfield as the Falcons blanked the Adirondack Phantoms 4-0. The game also featured the first AHL goal by Ryan Johansen as the Birds picked right up where they left off on Saturday.

Falcons Game 1: Opening Night A Success for Birds

The 2012-2013 AHL season started on the right foot for the Springfield Falcons as they played a solid game at both ends of the ice and defeated the St. John's IceCaps 4-2 in front of a near sellout crowd at the MassMutual Center in Springfield.

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