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Griffins News: July

Catching up with Griffins news in July: During the recent American Hockey League (AHL) Board of Governors’ meetings in Hilton Head Island, SC, the Grand Rapids Griffins‘ front office was honored for the second time for outstanding fan experience at home games. The Griffins were also honored at the leagues’ marketing meeting in Pittsburgh, PA. […]

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Ken-O-Sha Park Elementary wins Griffins Media Makeover

Ken-O-Sha Elementary School in Grand Rapids has been picked the winner of the second annual Media Room Makeover Contest put together by the Grand Rapids Griffins and Farm Bureau Insurance. When representatives of the Griffins and Farm Bureau made site visits last week to Ken-O-Sha, Red Hawk Elementary and North Rockford Middle schools, the team […]

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Red Wings extend Tomas Nosek for two years

Tomas Nosek is staying with the Detroit Red Wings organization for a couple more years. On Friday, the Wings announced that the 6-foot-2, 210-pound 23-year-old center/forward from the Czech Republic has signed a two-year contract with the team. Nosek was originally signed by Detroit back in June of 2014 after competing in his native Czech Republic for 129 games […]

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Griffins’ Tara Boliard gets invite to NWHL free agent camp

Grand Rapids Griffins season ticket sales account executive Tara Boliard has been invited to participate in a National Women’s Hockey League free agent camp next month and has resigned from her position with the team to concentrate on this opportunity. The 28-year-old forward/defenseman, the Michigan native will skate June 24-26 at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, N.Y. hoping to […]

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Jeff Salajko making jump to NHL

Jeff Salajko, the goaltending development coach for the Grand Rapids Griffins, has been hired by the Detroit Red Wings as the team’s goaltending coach. Salajko, a native of Kitchener, Ontario, has spent the past three seasons, 2013-16, with the Griffins. Over his 228 regular season games, Grand Rapids goaltenders combined for a 136-83-9 record and 2.44 goals against average while notching 19 […]

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Griffins season ends in OT loss to Monsters

The Grand Rapids Griffins spectacular 2015-16 season has come to an end. Zach Werenski’s goal 12:32 into overtime on Monday put an end to the comeback bid and the Lake Erie Monsters claimed the Central Division Finals with a 4-3 win in Game 6 at Van Andel Arena. The Griffins finished 1 for 7 on the power play.

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Potential Game 7 moved to Columbus

(Griffins Press Release)   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The American Hockey League on Saturday announced that the potential Game 7 of the Central Division Finals between the Grand Rapids Griffins and Lake Erie Monsters, originally scheduled for Tuesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, has been moved to Wednesday, May […]

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Busy Saturday in Beer City

The 5/3 RiverBank Run, Grand Rapids Fusion hoops, marching with the Army to GRFC & a Grand Rapids Griffins playoff watch party. It’s going to be a busy day in Beer City USA tomorrow. Over 15,000 runners are expected to take to the streets of Grand Rapids Saturday morning the 39th running of the RiverBank […]

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Monsters beat Griffins in OT, lead series 1-0

CLEVELAND – Oliver Bjorkstrand scored on a one-timer from the left circle at 12:23 of overtime on Thursday to give the Lake Erie Monsters a 3-2 victory over the Grand Rapids Griffins in Game 1 of the Central Division Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. Lake Erie will host Game 2 of this best-of-seven on Saturday […]