The [i]Springfield Republican[/i] is reporting Steve Stirling will be named head coach
of the Springfield Falcons at a press conference today. Stirling will be the seventh coach in Falcons history, taking over for the recently reassigned Dirk Graham.
The [i] Republican[/i] reports Stirling is the first coach in Springfield with NHL coaching experience since Jimmy Roberts in 1991. Stirling coached the New York Islanders in 2003-2004 and also guided the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers to the Calder Cup Finals in 2001-2002.