Thunderbirds lose to Marlies 4-2, Teddy Bear toss scheduled for Saturday’s game

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Springfield Thunderbirds return to MassMutual Center on Friday and Saturday.

The Thunderbirds have been on fire this season, boasting a 14-3-2 record. However, they faced off against the Toronto Marlies Friday night at the MassMutual Center and lost 4 to 2. The game kicks off a busy weekend for the Thunderbirds with another home game against the Providence Bruins on Saturday.

The first home-ice matchup this season between the Thunderbirds and Providence Bruins (8-5-3-1) will play at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday.

“It’s looking really bright. The Blues have been here and they’re scoring a lot of goals. They put a good team on the ice for us. It’s something we’ve been asking for for a long time. And finally we’ve got something here in Springfield that I think our fans can get really excited about,” said Thunderbirds President Nate Costa.

Teddy Bear Toss

The annual Teddy Bear Toss charity event takes place on the arena Saturday. Fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal and throw them on the ice after the Thunderbirds score their first goal. They will be collected and donated to local charities supporting underprivileged youth this holiday season.

Girl Scout Cookie Rally

More than 150 members of the Girl Scouts will in attendance at MassMutual Saturday. The “cookie rally” is scheduled from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with activity stations throughout the concourse. At 6 p.m. the Girl Scouts and their families will join Boomer and watch the hockey game.

There’s a new Girl Scout cookie debuting this year, the brownie-like ‘Adventureful’ with caramel cream and sea salt. Cookie orders began on December 8 and are scheduled to be for sale from January 14 through March 13.

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