Content regarding the Springfield Falcons organization.
Submitted by pete on December 2, 2005 - 20:57
The Falcons protected a lead in the 3rd period from start to finish. SPR-4 PRO-3 Gerald Coleman and the Falcons held the fort for the final 20 minutes of the game protecting a tentative 1 goal lead for the duration of the final frame. If the Falcons learn to do this regularly, they will be dangerous. Coleman made 29 saves on 32 shots for the victory and a second star honor. Darren Reid's game winning goal propelled him to first star of the game. Very quietly Reid is having the kind of sophomore statistical bounce that the Falcons needed out of him. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001326]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on December 1, 2005 - 07:31
Boutin also deserved far better support from the team in front of him... JHN-1 BAK-2 (SO) Jonathan Boutin stopped 48 of 49 shots faced before falling in the shootout against Bakersfield. Justin Kelly and Adam Henrich had assists in the game. Game sheet from [url=http://www.echl.com/cgi-bin/ppublic.cgi?action=box&id=2454]ECHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on November 28, 2005 - 18:01
The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2829.shtml]have signed forward Dave Spina to a full AHL contract.[/url] The former Boston College product was originally signed to a professional tryout contract out of the ECHL, and has performed superbly notching 5 points in 7 games including 4 goals earning a full ride.
Submitted by pete on November 23, 2005 - 20:28
Whew. Sometimes it feels like the Falcons are as inept at protecting leads as [url=http://www.answers.com/topic/yogi-bear]Ranger Smith was at protecting picnic baskets.[/url] LOW-3 SPR-4 The good news is that the Falcons charged out to a 4-0 lead in this game. The bad news is they almost coughed it up. Gerald Coleman made 34 saves on 37 shots to hold onto the win by a fingernail. Young Dave Spina got the game's first star with his first AHL goal and assist in this contest. O'Brien, Packard and Kvapil added goals as well and veteran Anders Eriksson had an assist on the power play in his first game for the Falcons. I can't believe Colin Forbes (Lowell) is still playing hockey. Game sheet from [url=http://ahl.leaguestat.com/stats/game-summary.php?game_id=1001273]TheAHL.com.[/url]
Submitted by pete on November 21, 2005 - 19:06
The Springfield Falcons [url=http://www.falconsahl.com/detpages/pressbox2824.shtml]have announced the signing of veteran defenseman Anders Eriksson to a professional tryout contract.[/url] Eriksson is a replacement for veteran Brad Bombardir who was also on a PTO contract when he went down with a knee injury in the Falcons' opening game. Eriksson brings to the table 412 NHL games of experience. Last year during the lockout he played for HV 71 of the Swedish Elitserien where he had 1 goal, 10 points and 54 penalty minutes in 32 games. Eriksson spent the season prior with the Columbus Blue Jackets where he had a solid statistical season with 7 goals and 27 points in 66 games. In his last full season in the AHL in 2002-2003 with the St. John's Maple Leafs, Eriksson had 5 goals, 39 points and 133 penalty minutes in 72 games.