Scenes from a street party last Saturday celebrating the appearance of Springfield’s professional minor-league hockey team, the Springfield Thunderbirds, in the Calder Cup finals. At stake was the championship of the American Hockey League, which the home team lost to the great disappointment of fans.
[FULL DISCLOSURE:] Ice hockey is one of my least favorite sports, ranking right up there with bull fighting, boxing, professional wrestling, and hunting. Still, I couldn’t resist the photo possibilities of an event like this. (Click on images to enlarge.)