The Springfield Falcons open up their 2014-2015 home schedule on Saturday, October 18th at The Nest when they take on the Hershey Bears. Game time is set for 7PM.
After claiming back to back Northeast Division championships, the Springfield Falcons seek their third consecutive title as the 2014-2015 unfolds. The Falcons will have a new look this season.
The biggest change for the team will be behind the bench where Jared Bednar takes the reins from Brad Larsen. Larsen spent four seasons here, two as an assistant and two as head coach, earning his spot on the Columbus bench.
Bednar's biggest coaching success so far, was winning the ECHL's Kelly Cup in 2009 with the South Carolina Stingrays. He'll be joined this season by Nolan Pratt, who enters his fourth season as a Falcons assistant. New to the coaching staff this season is Toby Petersen. Petersen closed out a 14 year pro career winning the Calder Cup with the Texas Stars last spring.
Some of the new faces we'll be seeing playing forward this season:
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