Columbus Blue Jackets General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen and Falcons President and General Manager Bruce Landon announced yesterday that the Springfield Falcons will continue to serve as the AHL affiliate for CBJ through the 2014-2015 season. Chris MacFarland, Assistant GM of the Blue Jackets, commended the Falcons for providing “our young players with a great environment in which to develop and have success.”

This year marks the Falcons 19th season in Springfield, which was awarded an expansion franchise in May 1994. They currently boast the best record in the Eastern Conference and second-best mark in the AHL with 16-4-2. Of the extended agreement, Landon said, “They have been an excellent partner and have worked very hard at providing us with a team that our fans can be proud of. We are proud of the players that have been developed here in Springfield and are now playing and having success with the Blue Jackets.”

The Falcons have been affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets since 2010-2011.

Molly is not an athlete. She quickly got used to winning the “Best Smile” award at her family's Summer Olympics (an award made up especially for her by her grandmother, who felt bad that she never won anything else). But as they say, "Those who cannot do, write about it from the sidelines and provide orange slices at half time."

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