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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Todd Nelson to be Announced as New Head Coach of Grand Rapids Griffins [Video]

A familiar face will be returning to coach the Grand Rapids Griffins.

The Detroit Free Press reports that Todd Nelson, who was an assistant with the Griffins in 2002-03, will be announced as the new head coach of the Griffins sometime this week. 

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Detroit Red Wings Set to Introduce Jeff Blashill as Next Head Coach

The Jeff Blashill era is about to begin in Detroit, as the Red Wings have called a press conference for Tuesday, June 9th, to introduce him as the team's next head coach.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Jeff Blashill Expected to Become New Head Coach of Detroit Red Wings

The Grand Rapids Griffins made a valiant effort for the Calder Cup in 2015, making it to the Western Conference Finals, just two years after winning it all.

The efforts of head coach Jeff Blashill have not been unnoticed by the Detroit Red Wings.

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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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Griffins to Host Playoff Party at Rosa Parks Circle Thursday

The Grand Rapids Griffins, in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., will host a rally at Rosa Parks Circle on Thursday from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. to pump up fans and welcome home the Griffins in their playoff quest to “Bring It Back”. 

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Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
Photo by Mark Newman via the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Griffins Take Game One Against the IceHogs, 5-3

Teemu Pulkkinen scored the seventh playoff hat trick in Griffins' history on Wednesday night and became the team's all-time leading postseason goal scorer, as Grand Rapids took Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals with a 5-3 win over the Rockford IceHogs at Van Andel Arena.

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Photo Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Griffins
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Rockford Changes Name to Griffinville to Support the Griffins During the Playoffs

For the next two weeks, any time that you visit the town that you consider to be Rockford, you'll actually be visiting Griffinville.

The City of Rockford has renamed itself as Griffinville for the next two weeks, while the Grand Rapids Griffins take on the Rockford IceHogs in the AHL's Western Conference Finals.

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Sam Iannamico/Grand Rapids Griffins
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Grand Rapids Griffins Return Home to Fight for Playoff Survival

The Grand Rapids Griffins lost both Game 1 and Game 2 to Toronto on the road this weekend and now must win the next three games at Van Andel Arena in the best-of-five Western Conference Quarterfinals to advance.

Game 3 will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Forward Justin Abdelkader to Return to Detroit Red Wings Lineup for Game 3

After playing without him for the first two games of their playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Detroit Red Wings will welcome back forward Justin Abdelkader just in time for Game 3 Tuesday, April 21st, in Detroit.

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Allan Pospisil/ ThinkStock
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Grand Rapids Griffins Prank Fans with Fake Parking Tickets for April Fools’ Day

Parking tickets suck. Think about that feeling of dread you get when you see a ticket on your car.

Then, imagine that feeling turning to joy when you realize it's actually a free ticket to a Grand Rapids Griffins' game!

Nice one, Griffs.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Inaugural Dog Day Is Sunday at Van Andel Arena

Sometimes it's sad leaving your four-legged best friend at home when you head out for a good time.

This Sunday, March 22, your dog can join you at the Grand Rapids Griffins home hockey game!

It's the American Hockey League club's inaugural Dog Day at Van Andel Arena!

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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