SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Hockey fans poured into the Mass Mutual Center Saturday night for a rivalry game against the Providence Bruins. It was a game that had special meaning.
Before the game, a ceremony was held to honor the player of the 1974-1975 Springfield Indians Calder Cup team. A total of four of the old school hockey players made the trip back to Springfield for the game.
22News got to talk with the Mark Heaslip, captain of that team, who told us the players have gotten bigger and more athletic and the game has changed. He told us he didn’t even play with a helmet. “I mean after it’s all over and you quit playing, you don’t really remember the goals, assists, and penalty minutes. But you remember the people you played with. The game of hockey, it has a great way of bonding players.”
As for the game itself, the Falcons lost to the Bruins by a final score of 2-1.