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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Is On January Horizon [Video]

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is Jan. 23-25, 2015, at Richmond Hill Park in Grand Rapids.

Get your team signed up with 97.9 WGRD over the next couple days.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Kalamazoo Hockey Player Says ‘Meow’ Seven Times in Intermission Interview [Video]

What is it about slipping the word "meow" into a sentence that is so damn funny?

We are not sure, but we're happy people continue to do it.

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Matt Milhouse
Matt Milhouse
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Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle in Grand Rapids Opens for the Season on Friday

Ice skating at Rosa Parks Circle is always a big part of winter fun in downtown Grand Rapids.

Rosa Parks Circle is set to open to ice skaters for the season on Friday, December 5 at noon.

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Brian Josefowicz
Brian Josefowicz
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Cannonsburg Ski Area Opening Today for Remainder of Thanksgiving Weekend

It's time to strap them on and hit the slopes for skiing and snowboarding!

Cannonsburg Ski Area is opening to the public this today at 10 a.m.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Toronto Hockey Fans Help Out with U.S. Anthem When Mic Cuts Out [Video]

No matter where you are, the national anthem is a big deal.

It seems that the U.S.' national anthem is even a big deal in Canada. That's right, even in Canada!

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Craig O'Neal
Craig O'Neal
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Is This Weatherman Peeing on Live TV? [Video]

Mistakes happen when you record the news live.

Most of the time it's no big deal, but sometimes something glorious happens.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Hockey Coach Flips Out On Reporter In Post Game Interview [Video]

Hockey is an intense sport.

Post-game hockey interviews with coaches can be even more intense, as proven by Paul Fixter, head coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Sudbury Wolves.

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Kirk Irwin/Getty Images
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Columbus Blue Jackets Fan Really Likes to Dance [Video]

Hockey fans are a special breed.

Near or far, they always seem to bring out the quirks when in an arena.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ice Skating Anthem Singer Fails Miserably During Performance [Video]

There's a reason why singers who sing the national anthem don't do so on ice skates while skating around a hockey rink.

This is that reason.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Russian Hockey Player Gives American Stick to the Head [Video]

During a women's hockey game that involved U.S. and Russian teams, it seemed like one Russian woman was super pissed about something.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Dan Bylsma, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today.

A Grand Haven native, Bylsma had coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2009.

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