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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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Here’s a Stanley Cup Made Entirely of Bacon [Photo]

A lot of times, following the awarding of the National Hockey League's coveted Stanley Cup, you'll see photos for days of various players drinking out of it. Well, one restaurant in Montreal has created a replica Stanley Cup that you can eat!

That's right, it's a Stanley Cup made completely out of bacon. 

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St. Louis Blues Hockey Player Performs Dental Procedure on Himself Between Shifts [Video]

Not that you needed it, but here is further proof that hockey players are tougher than you are.

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Bill Burr Talks Netflix Series, Groans Vs. Silence and Hockey In the South [Audio]

Comedian, entertainer and actor Bill Burr joined us today on The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show.

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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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Rockford-Sparta Wins Gymnastics State Title

It was an exciting end to the season as Rockford-Sparta High School gymnastics team won the state championship in Rockford on Friday.

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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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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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Porno Audio Plays In Background of Hockey TV Broadcast [Video]

Last Thursday night, the Nashville Predators played the St. Louis Blues.

During the television broadcast of the NHL matchup on Fox Sports Tennessee, some people heard something other than the traditional sounds of hockey play-by-play. It was something much, much different.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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