SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - The Springfield Thunderbirds announced that they will open their home-ice schedule on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7:05 p.m. against the Bridgeport Islanders on Opening Night at the MassMutual Center.
The Thunderbirds captured the Eastern Conference championship this past June by defeating the Laval Rocket in a thrilling seven-game series. Full details for Opening Night, including the Eastern Conference Champions banner-raising ceremony, will be released at a later date.
The Springfield Thunderbirds are entering their sixth season of play in the American Hockey League and their second season as the primary affiliate for the National Hockey League's St. Louis Blues.
The 2021-22 season was a history-making campaign for the T-Birds. On the ice, Springfield captured the Eastern Conference Championship with series victories over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, Charlotte Checkers, and Laval Rocket. The club reached the first Calder Cup Finals in the city of Springfield in 31 years.
In addition to the team accolades, the club was also recognized at the AHL level as the Team of the Year for overall excellence on and off the ice, setting franchise records in average attendance, as well as corporate and ticket sales revenues.
For more information on the Springfield Thunderbirds and to buy tickets, call 413-739-GOAL (4625) or visit their official website.