The Springfield Armor will be ‘Tipping off the New Year’ on Fri. Dec. 31st when they host the Erie BayHawks at 7:00 p.m. at the MassMutual Center.
The evening’s game will feature champagne sold at the concession stand located on the concourse outside of section 4 to help fans toast the New Year. The Armor will also have a variety of tremendous giveaways, including a 1-year gym membership to Answer is Fitness, and other New Years-themed promotions!
The Armor will also be hosting the BayHawks for Sunday’s 5:00 p.m. game at the MassMutual Center. Erie features two players currently on assignment from the NBA: Christian Eyenga, a 2009 1st round draft pick, and Samardo Samuels, a 2010 2nd round draft choice. Both players are on assignment from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Additionally, the BayHawks have former UConn standout Jeff Adrien, who began the year as a member of the Golden State Warriors, and Cedric Jackson, who spent time in the NBA a season ago with the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers.
This weekend’s games will mark the 3rd and 4th times this season that the Armor and BayHawks have squared off. The Armor split a pair of road games in Erie to commence the 2010 season back on Nov. 19th and 20th.
For the Armor players, there is a great deal of familiarity with the BayHawks’ roster.
Gavin Edwards, the newly acquired Armor power forward, will be taking to the court with his former teammate Adrien for the 1st time since the two reached the 2009 NCAA Final Four with UConn.
Jarvis Gunter, the Armor’s other recent acquisition, was previously a member of the BayHawks since the team’s inaugural season in 2008. Gunter was picked up by the Armor Dec. 21st after he was released by Erie to make room for the aforementioned Adrien.
Jerry Smith, the Armor guard who scored a season-high 25 points in Saturday’s loss at Fort Wayne, was a teammate of Samuels for two years at Louisville.
So make sure to come out this weekend to cheer on the Armor and ring in the New Year! Call the Armor office at (413) 746-3263 to purchase tickets for this weekend’s games, or CLICK HERE to learn more about the Armor’s newest ticket deal: the Four Point Play!