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Springfield, Massachusetts

A view of Springfield.

The city of Springfield is located in western Massachusetts, United States.

It has a population of about 155,000 and a metropolitan area of about 682,000.

The city is home to the offices of the American Hockey League

TeamsEdit

ProfessionalEdit

  1. (WHA, 1978-1979) team joins NHL as Hartford Whalers
  1. (Canadian-American Hockey League, 1926-1933) folded 13 games into season
  2. (Canadian-American Hockey League, 1935-1936) joins IAHL
  3. (International-American Hockey League, 1936-1940) see AHL
  4. (AHL, 1940-1942) suspend operations until the end of the war due to arena being used for war effort
  5. (AHL, 1946-1951) become Syracuse Warriors, moved back in 1954
  6. (Eastern Amateur Hockey League, 1951-1953) join Quebec Hockey League
  7. (Quebec Hockey League, 1953-1954) disbanded when Syracuse Warriors come back to Springfield
  8. (AHL, 1954-1967) renamed Kings when affiliation changes
  9. (AHL, 1974-1994) become Worcester Ice Cats
  10. (United Junior Hockey League, 2009) announced as an expansion team on 2/24/2009; never play

note: another Springfield Kings based in Illinois played in the Continental Hockey League from 1975-1985

JuniorEdit

  1. (Interstate Junior Hockey League, 1999-2006) league renamed International Junior Hockey League
  2. (International Junior Hockey League, Super Elite, 2006-2008)
  3. (International Junior Hockey League, Elite, 2006-2009)
  4. (America East Hockey League, 2005-2006)
  5. (Eastern States Hockey League, 2011-Present)
  1. (Continental Hockey Association, 2007-2011) league becomes ESHL
  2. (Eastern Junior Hockey League, 2009-2013) join USPHL Empire
  3. (Empire Junior Hockey League, 2009-2013) join USPHL Empire
  4. (United States Premier Hockey League-Empire, 2013-2014) join USPHL-Premier
  5. (United States Premier Hockey League-Premier, 2014-Present)

CollegiateEdit

Western New England College Golden Bears (men)

ArenasEdit

PlayersEdit

External LinksEdit

See AlsoEdit

West Springfield, Massachusetts (a suburb to Springfield that hosted the major arena for the area until 1972)

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