The Springfield Thunderbirds have been the American Hockey League affiliate of the NHL’s St. Louis Blues since 2020. This marks a continuation of hockey in Springfield, Mass. that dates back nine decades. Based in Springfield, Massachusetts, the Thunderbirds play their home games at MassMutual Center.
Entering their fifth season of play in 2021-22, the Thunderbirds have continued their substantial growth both on the ice and in the stands, averaging a team-record 5,262 fans per game inside the MassMutual Center.
“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.