FALCONS BLOG - THUNDER LOOK TO EVEN SERIESApril 15, 2008 - 5:25 PM
THUNDER LOOK TO EVEN SERIES
The Springfield Falcons ECHL affiliate, the Stockton Thunder, continue their best-of-seven playoff series with Las Vegas on Friday, April 18 with the Thunder looking to even the series at 2-2. Many players who saw time with the Falcons this season are playing for the Thunder in the post-season. Jacob Micflikier leads all Stockton players in playoff scoring with two goals and three assists in three games. Ryan O'Marra has one goal and three assists in three games, while Jonas Almtorp and Stephane Goulet each have one goal and two assists in three games played.
Thunder captain Brad Farynuk has a pair of assists in three games in the playoffs. Defenseman Sebastien Bisaillon, who missed 20-plus games with a leg injury this season, has one assist in three playoff games.
With most of the players having left Springfield to head to their off-season home, the focus in the Falcons Office now turns to summer ticket sales and corporate sales. The Falcons staff will continue to push ticket packages to reach their goal of 500 new ticket packages by June 1. 2007-08 ticket package holders have until May 1 to place a $50 deposit to hold their current location for 2008-09.
The Falcons are also planning their annual Summer Picnic, exclusive for ticket package holders, to be held later this summer.
April 14, 2008 - 1:15 PM
The Springfield Falcons players had their last organized team meeting on Monday morning at 9 am at the MassMutual Center before all the players had their exit meetings with Falcons head coach Kelly Buchberger, assistant coaches David Bell and Jeff Truitt and Edmonton Oilers General Manager Kevin Lowe.
As players gathered for their meetings, they packed up equipment, signed sticks for the last time and said their goodbyes to teammates and staff.
Less than 24 hours removed from the 2007-08 season coming to end, here are just a few positive notes heading into the Spring and Summer:
* The Falcons finished the season with a record of 35-35-5-5, the first time they have finished .500 or better since the 1998-99 season.
* The Falcons recorded 80 points in the season, also the first time they have earned 80 or more points in a campaign since 1998-99.
* The Falcons were 23-13-3-1 at the MassMutual Center this year, their highest win total on home ice since they had 23 home wins in 01-02.
* Goaltender Jeff Deslauriers set a Falcons record for most appearances by a goaltender with 57, two more than Robert Esche's mark of 55 set during the 1998-99 campaign.
* The Falcons were in a playoff spot for 71 games during the regular season.
* Falcons forward Rob Schremp finished the year tied for seventh in the AHL in scoring with 76 points.