SHHS Business Members
The SHHS would like to thank the following Business Members from our community:
Tellier's Auto Body, Inc.
386 Meadow St.
Chicopee, MA 01013
Phone: 413-533-8585
Where workmanship is a matter of pride for 3 generations!
Ormsby Insurance Agency
698 Westfield St.
West Springfield, MA
"Your Insurance Partner"
Reil's Rentals
282 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-533-3165
Cotton's Performance LLC
105 Walnut St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Phone: 413-789-0531
Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement
217 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: 413-592-1498
Kidwell Electric
100 Front Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-788-7198
King Ward Coach Lines
70 Justin Drive
Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone: 413-593-3939
Teddy Bear Pools & Spas
Retail Store:
41 East Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: 413-594-2666 or
T.W.W. Construction, LLC
792 Stony Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Phone: 413-246-2591
RI Reds Heritage Society
PO Box 167
Barrington, RI 02806
Phone: 401-247-2666
Nino's DJ Service
Phone: 413-525-2382
Nino Cuccovia
Wellness Within Chiropractic
Dr. Shelley A. Wilton
4B Liberty St.
Easthampton, MA 01027
Phone: 413-527-2529
Memorial Drive Dental Assoc., PC
1176 Memorial Drive #4
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: 413-593-5772
Westfield Bank
11 convenient offices in the area
Phone: 413-568-1911
Reen and Willcutts Orthodontics
David Reen, DDM
46 Daggett Drive, Suite 1B
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-733-2477
J & J Hockey
41 Barr Avenue
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-210-5373
Located at the Collins/Moylan Ice Arena
Northwestern Mutual
Christopher Watroba, CLU
1351 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-748-6045
Steve's Sports
94 Front St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-746-1696
We print cool stuff!
Foley/Connelly Financial Partners, LLC
37 Elm St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-214-7474
Poly-Plating, Inc.
2096 Westover Road
Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone: 413-593-5477
The home of genuine Poly-Ond coating.
Please call us at 413-650-7447 to learn more about how your business membership in the SHHS can help us preserve the legacy by honoring the past!

SHHS Articles

Welcome Hockey Fans!

Welcome to the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society!

Springfield, Massachusetts has had a reputation for many years as a "hockey town".

Western Massachusetts is home to many great attractions. Six Flags, Basketball Hall of Fame, restaurants and shopping to name a few. However to many of us this has always been a hotbed of hockey action. Some of the best players the game has ever seen have either played with the home team, or passed through as opponents. From Shore to Howe to Orr to Gretzky and beyond, the hockey fans of Springfield have been treated over the years to many of the sport's all time greats.

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The Origin of the SHHS

How many of us were fortunate enough to see our first hockey game at the Coliseum?

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Thank You Friends

If you weren't there, you really did miss something special. The "Night at The Nest 2", on Saturday February 4th was the biggest gathering to date of the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society. The night was better than anticipated with friends catching up, good food and yes...even MORE hockey stories! "A Night at The Nest 2" was graciously sponsored by

Teddy Bear Pools & Spas


Steve's Sports

Foley-Connelly Financial

The Society thanks the sponsors of the event, for their time, their resources and for going the extra mile in helping the Society preserve the legacy by honoring the past! Thanks also to author C. Michael Hiam who was on hand to sign his book, "Eddie Shore and That Old Time Hockey". Proceeds from the night's book sales were generously donated to help the Society continue its efforts.

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Shore Book Signing a Big Success

The SHHS had the pleasure of being on hand at the Barnes and Noble store in Holyoke on Saturday October 16th. The occasion was the release of a new biography, "Eddie Shore and that Old Time Hockey" by author C. Michael Hiam. Mr. Hiam was on hand to speak about the book as was Eddie "Ted" Shore, Jr. who also spoke about the book as well as telling some stories about his father.

C. Michael Hiam and Eddie "Ted" Shore, Jr.

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Membership Checkout

Thank you for submitting your membership application to the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society. Before you go to our secure Google Wallet page, we want to express our thanks to you for becoming a part of hockey history here in Springfield. About half of the respondents to our original poll have answered that their first game was in the 1960s or 1970s. That means for many of you, it might have been a Saturday night at the Coliseum. While many of us remember those "good old days", newer fans may look back fondly on the back to back Calder Cup Champions of the early 90s...having never even seen a hockey game at The Old Barn! We will continue to research and do our best to put all the information in one place for hockey fans of all ages. With your membership, please feel free to share your stories with us! Don't forget - all of the stories and information will be here for generations to come! Thank you for supporting the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society!

Below, choose your one season or two season membership, then click the "Buy Now" button. You will be redirected to our secure Google Wallet page to complete your membership.


Connected in the 90s: Indians and Blues

The names Jimmy Roberts, Marc Bergevin, Terry Yake, Michel Picard and Blair Atcheynum are familiar to most Springfield Indians fans. All played important roles on the 1990-91 Calder Cup Champion Indians team. What most people don't remember is that they all re-united on the 1997-98 and 1998-99 St. Louis Blues.

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Coliseum Revisited

Sunday August 21st, the spirit of seasons past rekindled at the Big E Coliseum in West Springfield for a very special afternoon meeting of the SHHS.

If you were there, thank you for taking the time to join us on a late summer afternoon. Also, you know what a special day it was. Of the nearly 70 in attendance, many would be listed in a Springfield Hockey version of Who's Who.

Guests included Gordie Anziano, Jim Slattery, Russ Johnson, Bob Oliver and Damon Markiewicz from the Springfield Falcons. We were also thrilled to have AHL Hall of Famer and possibly the most popular player in the long history of Springfield Hockey, Jimmy Anderson with us.

Garry Brown from the Springfield Republican was on hand. If you missed it, Garry put together a review of the day that was far more eloquent than this very basic summary.

The afternoon was dedicated to the memory of a Springfield Hockey Hall of Famer, and SHHS Charter Member, Sam Pompei.

The Society is currently planning two "Nights at the Nest" during the upcoming Falcons season. Stay tuned for more information in the weeks ahead!


A Day in Rhode Island


Sunday, August 1, 2010. Despite the lengthy hot and humid summer here in western Massachusetts, the weather couldn't possibly have been any better in Warwick, RI. The occasion was the 10th annual gathering of the Rhode Island Reds Heritage Society and their annual picnic and appreciation day. Pictured above from left to right are Springfield Hockey Hall of Famer Bruce Cline, Yolande Paille (widow of AHL Hall of Famer Marcel Paille) and Yves Locas.

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2009-2010 Marks Golden Anniversary

The 2009-2010 hockey season marks a special anniversary for Springfield hockey.

It was 50 years ago that the Springfield Indians began a momentous three year run, culminating with three consecutive Calder Cup championships. Never before and never since has there been such a successful run in the history of the American Hockey League.

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Springfield Hockey Hall of Fame

The Springfield Hockey Heritage Society is pleased to announce our affiliation with the Springfield Falcons in presenting the online home of the Springfield Hockey Hall of Fame. The SHHS would like to thank the Falcons organization for the opportunity to host the online home of the Springfield Hockey Hall of Fame and also for their ongoing commitment to the rich history of hockey here in Springfield.

Click here to enter the online home of the Springfield Hockey Hall of Fame.

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