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Springfield Thunderbirds’ promotional schedule includes Stanley from ‘The Office,' Brian Scalabrine, Roberto Luongo and much more

The Springfield Thunderbirds have officially announced their promotional schedule for the 2019-20 season, bringing back several mainstay events while introducing new events that should entice fans to the MassMutual Center all season.

“We as staff look to set a high bar when it comes to meeting our fans’ expectations,” Thunderbirds president Nathan Costa said. “After sealing names such as David Ortiz and Pedro Martinez for past events, we wanted to try and go to that level again. The main figure that we recently pushed at was Rob Gronkowski, but unfortunately at this point, it wasn’t financially feasible. So after that attempt, we decided to take that one-night investment and spread it across four nights to give the fans more value this year.”

Those four nights are now: Roberto Luongo Night (Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:05 p.m.), The Office Holiday Party featuring Stanley AKA Leslie David Baker (Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:05 p.m.), “What If?” Night (Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:05 p.m.) and Celtic Night featuring Brian Scalabrine (Saturday, March 14 at 7:05 p.m.).

The season begins with the team’s home opener on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7:05 p.m. against the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Fans are encouraged to attend the Thunderbirds’ Fourth-Annual Opening Night Block Party presented by Community Bank at downtown’s Court Square to enjoy live music, food, and beverages between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Below is the full list of Thunderbirds’ promotional nights. If interested in attending any of these promotional events listed below, click here.

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Springfield Thunderbirds to host Roberto Luongo night, celebrate career of retired Florida Panther on Nov. 2

The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Tuesday that the team will honor longtime Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo during a home game at the MassMutual Center on Nov. 2.

Luongo will hold a public meet-and-greet with fans in attendance before the game and will drop the ceremonial first puck as the Thunderbirds take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

“Roberto Luongo has accomplished so much throughout his career and will forever be remembered as a legend and fan-favorite within the Panthers Franchise,” Springfield Thunderbirds GM Eric Joyce said. “We’re honored to have him join us in Springfield for a special night.

The 40-year-old goaltender retired after a 19-year NHL career at the end of the 2018-2019 season. Over the course of a career that featured stints with both the Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks, he accumulated the second most games played by a goaltender in the NHL (1,044), third most wins (489) and ninth most shutouts (77). He is a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist and won two Olympic gold medals during his career.

Luongo also holds Panthers’ records for games played, wins, shutouts and saves as well as several single-season distinctions.

“Roberto’s career accolades speak for themselves, but furthermore, his professionalism and dedication to his community are qualities we strive to emulate in Springfield,” Thunderbirds president Nathan Costa said. “We could not be more honored to welcome him to Springfield and celebrate his Hall of Fame career.”

Luongo’s meet-and-greet will go from 6:00 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. Fans may take a photo with Luongo on a first-come, first-served basis. There will not be autographs. Puck drop will take place at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.

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Springfield Thunderbirds to host Roberto Luongo night, celebrate career of retired Florida Panther on Nov. 2

The Springfield Thunderbirds announced Tuesday that the team will honor longtime Florida Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo during a home game at the MassMutual Center on Nov. 2.

Luongo will hold a public meet-and-greet with fans in attendance before the game and will drop the ceremonial first puck as the Thunderbirds take on the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

“Roberto Luongo has accomplished so much throughout his career and will forever be remembered as a legend and fan-favorite within the Panthers Franchise,” Springfield Thunderbirds GM Eric Joyce said. “We’re honored to have him join us in Springfield for a special night.

The 40-year-old goaltender retired after a 19-year NHL career at the end of the 2018-2019 season. Over the course of a career that featured stints with both the Panthers and the Vancouver Canucks, he accumulated the second most games played by a goaltender in the NHL (1,044), third most wins (489) and ninth most shutouts (77). He is a three-time Vezina Trophy finalist and won two Olympic gold medals during his career.

Luongo also holds Panthers’ records for games played, wins, shutouts and saves as well as several single-season distinctions.

“Roberto’s career accolades speak for themselves, but furthermore, his professionalism and dedication to his community are qualities we strive to emulate in Springfield,” Thunderbirds president Nathan Costa said. “We could not be more honored to welcome him to Springfield and celebrate his Hall of Fame career.”

Luongo’s meet-and-greet will go from 6:00 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. Fans may take a photo with Luongo on a first-come, first-served basis. There will not be autographs. Puck drop will take place at 7:05 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at www.SpringfieldThunderbirds.com.

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- Linda S. Bailey, CMP, National Fire Protection Association

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