Falcons sell out in loss to Providence, unveil ticket plans
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons enjoyed their first sellout of the season, on the day they unveiled their season ticket package pricing for the 2015-16 season.
Falcons were edged by the Providence Bruins 2-1 on Jan. 24 in front of a sold out crowd. The Falcons have fallen in the last four games, taking them to 26-13-4-0 on the season at the All-Star break.
Falcons goaltender Anton Forsberg stopped 29 of 31 shots on net. His Bruins counterpart Malcolm Subban saved 30 of 31. Michael Chaput scored the Falcons’ lone goal, assisted by T.J. Tynan and Ryan Craig, to tie it up halfway through the middle frame with a power-play tally, Colin Stuart took back the lead for the Bruins early in the final period.
Before the game, the Falcons announced its plans for ticket packages for next season.
With tickets starting as low as $10 for youths and $14 for adults, the Falcons are offering full season, 22-game and 10-game ticket packages that allow fans the opportunity to own their seat for preferred games. The team also has 44-ticket, 20-ticket and 12-ticket flex packages that give fans vouchers to use at their convenience.
Being a Falcons ticket package holder comes with added benefits, including a discount off box office pricing, an exclusive meet the team event, a 10 percent at the Falcons Nest Pro Shop, priority on playoff tickets and ticket redemption nights. Ticket package holders also have a personal account executive who can help develop a convenient payment plan and assist fans with any questions or concerns related to ticket plans.
Additionally, the Falcons are offering added incentives for purchasing or renewing ticket packages for the 2015-16 season. Fans who put a $50 nonrefundable deposit on their 2015-16 package by March 1 will receive two complimentary ticket vouchers for remaining 2014-15 regular season games along with complimentary ticket vouchers for 2015-16 regular season games. Fans who put their deposit down by June 1 will receive complimentary 2015-16 regular season ticket vouchers.
Details and pricing for the 2015-16 ticket packages can be found at www.falconsahl.com/tickets/2015-16-ticket-plans
or at Ticket Headquarters located on the MassMutual Center concourse at all Falcons home games. Account executives will be available at Ticket Headquarters to discuss packages and accept deposits.
For more information on Falcons ticket packages, visit the Falcons office inside the MassMutual Center at 45 Falcons Way or call 739-GOAL (4625) Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The night before, a third period rally lifted the Hartford Wolf Pack over the Springfield Falcons 4-3 tonight at the XL Center in Hartford.
Kerby Rychel led the Falcons with his third three-point performance of the season, tallying two goals and an assist, as the Falcons were given their first regulation loss to the Wolf Pack.
Forsberg turned away 24 of 28 shots in defeat.
After the Falcons’ loss to Providence, the Columbus Blue Jackets have placed goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 21, recalled forward Josh Anderson and added Forsberg to the roster on emergency recall from the Springfield Falcons, Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced.
Bobrovsky, 26, suffered a groin injury on Jan. 21 at Winnipeg and is expected to be sidelined four to six weeks. Selected to play in his first NHL All-Star Game prior to the injury, he has posted a 16-15-2 record with a 2.85 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and one shutout in 33 games this season.
The Novokuznetsk, Russia, native and 2013 Vezina trophy winner is 69-46-13 with a 2.39 goals-against average, .923 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 129 games with Columbus and 111-69-23 with a 2.52 goals-against average, .918 save percentage and 10 shutouts in 212 career NHL games with the Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers.
Anderson, 20, made his NHL debut on Jan. 16 against the New York Rangers and has suited up in four games this season, recording seven shots on goal, 17 hits, two penalty minutes and averaging 13:24 time on ice. He has added 4-7-11 and 58 penalty minutes in 39 games with Springfield. Columbus’ fourth pick, 95th overall, in the 2012 NHL Draft, he posted career highs in goals, points and penalty minutes with the Ontario Hockey League’s London Knights in 2013-14, collecting 27-24-51 and 81 penalty minutes in 59 games. The Burlington, Ontario, native registered 62-60-122 and 192 penalty minutes in 191 career OHL games and also represented Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.
Forsberg, 22, who recorded 26 saves in his NHL debut on Nov. 1 in a 3-2 loss at New Jersey, is 0-1-0 with a 5.30 goals-against average and .841 save percentage in two games with Columbus this season. The Harnosand, Sweden, native was selected to participate in the 2015 AHL All-Star Classic after posting an 18-7-1 record with a 2.04 goals-against average, .927 save percentage and two shutouts in 27 games with Springfield. Columbus’ sixth pick, 188th overall, in the 2011 NHL Draft, Forsberg has gone 21-7-1 with a 1.94 goals-against average and .930 save percentage in 31 career AHL games since making his North American professional debut with the Falcons late last season.
Falcons defenseman Austin Madaisky netted a goal, but the Western Conference earned a 14-12 victory over the Eastern Conference in the 2015 AHL All-Star Game at the Utica Memorial Auditorium.
The highest scoring game in All-Star history saw 26 goals scored by 17 different players.