SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The future of the Springfield Falcons is in jeopardy and Western Massachusetts could lose its only hockey team.

Fans came out to see the Falcons take on the Portland Pirates, in what could be their last game in Springfield.

The Springfield Falcons are losing their NHL parent club, The Arizona Coyotes next season, which could mean, Springfield could lose its only hockey team. Arizona wants to move their AHL affiliate from Springfield to Tucson, Arizona.

Paul Sadowski, from Agawam told 22News, Western Massachusetts residents are huge hockey fans, and he’s surprised more fans didn’t show up for games. “And the Falcons really didn’t get any support from the fans, we really needed. And last year the same thing. We need to support our team.”

Fans attendance has been low. Which could have something to do with the parent club wanting to move to their AHL affiliate to Arizona.

The Falcons are last in AHL attendance this season. They average about 31-hundred fans per game. The Mass Mutual center has 8-thousand seats.

There are five possible scenarios for what could happen to the Springfield Falcons, log onto our website to find out what they are.