SHHS Business Members
The SHHS would like to thank the following Business Members from our community:
Westfield Bank
11 convenient offices in the area
Phone: 413-568-1911
Reil's Rentals
282 High Street
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-533-3165
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
Foley/Connelly Financial Partners, LLC
37 Elm St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-214-7474
Phil Beaulieu & Sons Home Improvement
217 Grattan St.
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: 413-592-1498
Steve's Sports
94 Front St.
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-746-1696
We print cool stuff!
Memorial Drive Dental Assoc., PC
1176 Memorial Drive #4
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: 413-593-5772
Northwestern Mutual
Christopher Watroba, CLU
1351 Main St.
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-748-6045
King Ward Coach Lines
70 Justin Drive
Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone: 413-593-3939
T.W.W. Construction, LLC
792 Stony Hill Road
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Phone: 413-246-2591
Teddy Bear Pools & Spas
Retail Store:
41 East Street
Chicopee, MA 01020
Phone: 413-594-2666 or
1-800-554-BEAR
Cotton's Performance LLC
105 Walnut St.
Agawam, MA 01001
Phone: 413-789-0531
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"
Poly-Plating, Inc.
2096 Westover Road
Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone: 413-593-5477
The home of genuine Poly-Ond coating.
Reen and Willcutts Orthodontics
David Reen, DDM
46 Daggett Drive, Suite 1B
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-733-2477
RI Reds Heritage Society
PO Box 167
Barrington, RI 02806
Phone: 401-247-2666
Kidwell Electric
100 Front Street
West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: 413-788-7198
J & J Hockey
41 Barr Avenue
Greenfield, MA 01301
Phone: 413-210-5373
Located at the Collins/Moylan Ice Arena
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!

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.

The Blues organization went through an overhaul during the 1996-97 season. Jimmy Roberts, head coach of the Indians back-to-back championship teams, joined as an assistant coach and even served as the interim head coach for 9 games. He remained with the Blues as an assistant coach when St. Louis hired Joel Quenneville as head coach for the 1997-98 season. Quenneville coached the Indians during their last season in 1993-94. Quenneville was hired by the Blues new General Manager Larry Pleau, who just so happened to play in Springfield in 1978-79. With a new front office and coaching staff intact, some familiar names to Springfield fans were about to join the Blues.

Without knowing for sure, it seems as if Jimmy Roberts very well had some influence or at least put in a good word for some free agents he knew a thing or two about. The Blues signed defenseman Marc Bergevin on July 31, 1996. Center Terry Yake joined on July 24, 1997 followed by right win Blair Atcheynum on September 15, 1997 and left wing Michel Picard on January 5, 1998. St. Louis could now send out an entire line that had championship experience with the Indians.

Marc Bergevin fit in perfectly with coach Joel Quenneville's new defensive oriented team. Yake, Atcheynum and Picard all played good minutes seeing action in 125, 73 and 61 games respectively with point totals of 52. 30 and 31 over the '97-'98 and '98-'99 seasons. Both would be fairly successful years for the Blues. In each case they advanced to the Western Conference semi-finals losing to the eventual Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings in 1998 and Stars in 1999. I like to think good old fashioned chemistry involving former Indians personnel had something to do with that success.
 
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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