Falcons Weekly Recap: Week 1

With the start of the new work week, I'll be taking a look back at the week that was for the Springfield Falcons.

The Falcons played twice last week, going 1-1.


On Friday, they endured a four and a half hour marathon on their way to Manchester, NH to open the season against the Monarchs.

The school of thought is that the league restricts ice availability during a situation like that, in an effort to treat both teams fairly.

The reality though, is the Monarchs were at the arena, in their element, while the Falcons were sitting inside a bus.

Regardless, the show must go on, and so it did. Albeit, 48 minutes after its scheduled 7PM start.

More follows (including video) after the jump:

The Falcons dropped a 5-2 verdict to Manchester in the season opener.

Because every cloud has a silver lining, here are the fights from the game. Dane Byers (last brawl) is the Main Event.

10 7 11 fights (via SpfdFalconsAHL)

The next night, the Falcons returned to the road, this time travelling west to Albany, NY to provide the opposition for the Albany Devils in the Devils' season opener.

A well rested, adequately warmed up Falcons contingent showed up on Saturday, and completely dominated the Devils as the Falcons notched goals from six different players in a 6-3 victory.

Here is the video of the Springfield goal parade from Saturday night in Albany:

10 8 11 goals (via SpfdFalconsAHL)

The Falcons are currently in a four way tie in the Northeast Division, with two points. In future weeks, I'll provide a more detailed look at the standings in the AHL.

Also, in future weekly summaries, an in depth look at player statistics will be included. For this week though, the AHL scoring leader board has Nick Drazenovic of the Falcons tied for third with 4 points (1 goal and 3 assists) in 2 games. Teammate Cody Bass is tied for seventh with 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist).

Allen York's goals against of 3.00 leaves him tied for 20th in the league.

The Falcons have three games on tap, before the next weekly recap. They return to action this Friday night, once more on the road, in Wilkes Barre, PA to take on the Penguins. Then on Saturday, it's the long awaited home opener when the Falcons entertain the Providence Bruins. The week concludes on Sunday afternoon when the Falcons play host to the Manchester Monarchs, in a rematch from opening night. Hopefully, the Monarchs bus will be on time.

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