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Photo Courtesy of Sam Iannamico
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
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
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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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
Ronald Martinez, Getty Images
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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
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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Damdeso/ ThinkStock
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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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Van Andel Institute
Van Andel Institute
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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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Grand Rapids Griffins
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Grand Rapids Griffins Player Jordin Tootoo Makes Young Fan’s Day [Video]

The ecstatic laughter or a young boy and the generosity of a Grand Rapids Griffins player are making thousands of people around the country smile.

A video posted on the Griffins’ official YouTube account on Wednesday, shows Griffins player Jordin Tootoo handing his hockey stick to a young fan who was so excited he couldn't contain his sheer joy. What follows is pretty much the greatest reaction ever, and it has quickly gained thousands of views. 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings
Free Beer & Hot Wings
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Eric Zane’s Grand Entrance at Grand Rapids Griffins’ Hockey Game [Video]

As we've talked about many times on the air with "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," Eric Zane has another job with the local AHL affiliate, the Grand Rapids Griffins.

He's the in-house public-address announcer during all their home games at Van Andel Arena.

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Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
Andreas Rentz, Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Griffins to Deliver Tickets Via Drone? [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins won the Calder Cup last year.

This year they won April Fool's Day.

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