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Springfield's New AHL Team Revealed as the Springfield Thunderbirds

Springfield Hockey LLC revealed the City’s new AHL team as the Springfield Thunderbirds, an affiliate of the NHL Florida Panthers. Mayor Domenic J. Sarno joined team owners, AHL officials, Florida Panthers officials, local stakeholders, community leaders and a crowd of eager fans to reveal the team name and logo today at the MassMutual Center.

Along with pledging to be the first season ticket purchaser for the Thunderbirds, Mayor Sarno shared that the City has decided to pay homage to Bruce Landon, known to many as “Mr. Hockey” - who has been with the AHL since 1969 and worked tirelessly to make sure hockey remained in the City – by renaming Falcons Way in his honor.

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