SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Thunderbirds played their first home game of the new year Wednesday night.
They beat the Bridgeport Sound Tigers 3-2 in a shootout win at the MassMutual Center; their fourth straight win at home.
Thunderbirds’ Executive Vice President Nathan Costa told 22News that the team’s also winning in terms of attendance; “We’re seeing a lot of new faces, a lot of new people coming out. A lot of young faces and that’s what we’re going for. We’re trying to have a youthful brand and something that’s going to be here for a very long time.”
The Thunderbirds will back on the ice Friday night when they play the Providence Bruins in Rhode Island.
They’ll then welcome Providence as well as Bruins National Anthem singer Renee Rancourt to Springfield on Saturday. Both games start at 7:05PM.