The Springfield Thunderbirds are the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s Florida Panthers that began in the 2016-17 season. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Thunderbirds play their home games at MassMutual Center.
In their third season in 2018-19, the Thunderbirds finished with team record totals in wins (33), goals scored (250), and average attendance (5,085 per game).
“The Springfield Thunderbirds’ name represents the strength and pride of Western Massachusetts," said Nathan Costa, President of the Thunderbirds. "It is a nod to our hockey past, a tribute to the men and women of the Air Force who are so vital to this region, and a symbol of the new energy and spirit that is palpable in Springfield."
For more information on the Springfield Thunderbirds and to buy tickets, call 413-739-GOAL (4625) or visit their official website.