Hockey in Springfield
Springfield has a dynamic hockey history that dates back 80 years, beginning with the Springfield Indians. One of the first professional hockey teams in the United States, the Indians were an inaugural member of the Canadian-American Hockey League. The Indians helped form the American Hockey League, where Springfield won seven Calder Cups, including a record three in a row from 1960 through 1962. Major-league hockey followed in the mid-1970s, when the New England Whalers came to town. Today, the Springfield Falcons carry on the city's great hockey legacy. Several hall of famers have skated for Springfield-based teams over the years, including Gordie Howe, Brian Kilrea, Chuck Rayner, Earl Seibert, Eddie Shore, Billy Smith, and Lorne "Gump" Worsley. Hockey in Springfield is the story of the teams, players, and coaches who make up one of the richest hockey traditions in all of North America.
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The CanadianAmerican Hockey League
The Early American Hockey League Years
Calder Cup Hat Trick
Kings of the Ice
The Later American Hockey League Years
Two Seasons Two Affiliations and Two Calder Cups
A Whale of a Hockey Town
The Springfield Falcons
Other Teams and Leagues
Eddie Shore Is Springfield Hockey
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