FALCONS HOST A VERY FUN EVENT
May 30, 2009 – The Springfield Falcons hosted one fun event on Saturday, May 30 as they played in their first ever Ball Hockey Game against the Media All-Stars at the outdoor rink at Amelia Park in Westfield, MA. The Falcons won the game by a score of 11-9 in a very competitive contest on a sunny afternoon. The Falcons will be looking to schedule their second game in the near future and there have already been talks of a rematch with the Media All-Stars.
"It was a fun afternoon and it was nice to get out in the community on a perfect day," said Falcons assistant coach Gerry Fleming, who scored a pair of goals. "We had a lot of fun, it was nice to interact with so many individuals who support the Falcons on a regular basis."
The Falcons team consisted of members of the front office staff, as well as assistant coach Gerry Fleming. The Media All-Star squad was comprised of members of the local media including personalities from ABC 40 (Neille Giffune), WWLP TV 22 (Ryan Walsh), CBS 3 (Amy Lynn Stanley), Mix 93.1 (Bob Martin & Kevin Johnson), KIX 97.9 (Shaggy & Mike), Reminder Publications (Katelyn Gendron & Courtney Llewellyn), Turley Publications (David Forbes), and The Springfield Republican (Fran Sypek & Don Thompson). Sypek and Martin were the two goaltenders with Martin recording the win between the pipes for the Falcons team.
"We were really excited about this event because it's was something unique that we put together to have some fun this off-season," said Falcons president and general manager Bruce Landon. "We have built up so many strong relationships with our local media throughout the Pioneer Valley and this gave us a chance to say thank you to individuals who support us on a regular basis."
The Ball Hockey Challenge was free to the public with donations collected during the game for Falcons Charities. A special thank you to everyone who attended Saturday's game and to the Amelia Park staff for their assistance.