FALCONS ANNOUNCE SEASON-OPENING ROSTER
Springfield, Mass. - The Springfield Falcons, AHL affiliate of the NHL's Columbus Blue Jackets, announced their 2012-2013 season-opening roster on Friday.
The Falcons open up their 19th AHL campaign on Saturday at 7:00 p.m. when they host the St. John's IceCaps at the MassMutual Center.
"Opening Night presented by Amica Insurance" will feature the Falcons wearing their new alternate jerseys as well as Springfield's magnetic schedule giveaway to fans in attendance. Amica Insurance will also pass out cowbells to fans who visit their their concourse table.
After hosting the IceCaps in the season opener, Springfield stays home to welcome Adirondack to the "Nest" on Sunday. After Sunday's game, fans are invited to stick around and skate on the MassMutual Center ice. Fans must bring their own skates to participate. Sunday is also $5 Kids Day. Children 17 and under accompanied by an adult with a full-priced ticket get into the game for $5 (Box Office offer only, one $5 youth ticket per full-priced adult ticket).
Single-game tickets to see the Falcons in 2012-2013 are on sale now and can be purchased at the MassMutual Center Box Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. through game time on Saturday home dates, and starting four hours prior to Sunday home contests. Fans can also purchase tickets by logging onto Ticketmaster.com. Ticket packages for the Falcons this season start as low as $112. Call (413) 739-GOAL (4625) for more information.
Below is the Falcons' season-opening roster (16 forwards, 10 defensemen, three goaltenders):