Welcome Hockey Fans!
Welcome to the Springfield Hockey Heritage Society!
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.
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.
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.
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.