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Free Beer & Hot Wings: This Is What Happens When You Stop a Hockey Puck with Your Teeth

Besides being a co-host on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," Eric Zane's other gig is as the public address announcer for the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins.

Wednesday night, the Griffs were at home, taking on the Iowa Wild.

Late in the first period, the Griffins' Mitch Callahan was in front of the net and took a puck to the face off a teammate's stick.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Insanely Brutal Hockey Fight Ends with Hug and High-Five [Video]

Hockey would probably never be described as a "gentleman's sport," but this clip will show you that there is at least some mutual respect between hockey players.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Advances to Quarterfinals

The U.S. men's hockey team remained undefeated, and The Netherlands claimed the overall medal lead at the Winter Olympics. Here's a recap of this weekend's action in Sochi.

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Watch a Great Hockey Player’s GoPro View of WGRD’s Pond Hockey Classic [Video]

This weekend's WGRD Pond Hockey Classic was a huge success, thanks not only to the sponsors, but also for all the teams and players that came out and rocked the ice in adverse conditions!

Check out this cool video from Brandon Webb, who not only filmed the hockey during the weekend, but did it while playing!

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Mike Knuble and bossman Russ (Photo John Walker)
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WGRD’s Pond Hockey Classic Rocked Reeds Lake this Weekend [Video]

Thanks to everyone who came out, helped out, participated, constructed, watched, drank and had fun this weekend on Reeds Lake for WGRD's Pond Hockey Classic!

After three days, and over three hundred players hit the ice for our tournament, we wrapped up the weekend with the Championship games for all three hockey divisions -- gold, silver and bronze.

Heck, we were just excited when we found out Mike Knuble (formerly of Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers fame) was playing on one of the teams!

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WGRD Pond Hockey: Instagram or Tweet Pics with #GRDPondHockey; & See HERE!

Share your pics from the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic this weekend from the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids!

Just use the hashtag #GRDPondHockey to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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GRD’s Pond Hockey Plays Through the Cold and Crazy Polar Vortex

Day two of GRD's Pond Hockey has come and gone, and the 38 teams have played through cold, snow, wind, and crazy-ass ice on the pond!  Everyone is having a great time, and the games are going pretty smoothly, with no fighting.

I know, right?  Who'da thunk there'd be hockey without fighting?

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Polar Vortex Doesn’t Stop WGRD Pond Hockey Classic on Reeds Lake [Video]

Friday night was the first round of games for the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, thanks to Labatt, Dematic and 97.9 WGRD, and everything was fantastic!

It was freezing b***s, though.

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East Grand Rapids’ Reeds Lake Frozen and Ready to Rock WGRD Pond Hockey Classic [Video]

The lake is in final prep for this weekend's WGRD Pond Hockey Classic.

The rinks are being finished, the tents are going up and the teams are gearing up for some hard-core pond hockey action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Crazy Hockey Fight Between Ferris State And Minnesota State

I graduated from Ferris State University, so I like to say I am a bulldog for life. Check out this crazy fight at the game between Ferris and Minnesota State! This thing resulted in 27 penalties!

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Hockey Teams Are Training Hard for WGRD’s Pond Hockey This Weekend

This weekend is my first ever WGRD Pond Hockey, and I'm really looking forward to the weekend at Reeds Lake, watching all the teams compete for the Championship.  In my mind, I picture all the teams practicing as hard as these guys in the video.

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Griffins History: Grand Rapids Drops 4-3 Shootout to Toronto Marlies in Detroit [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins' first outdoor game in a history dating to 1996 was a memorable one.

The Griffins dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Toronto Marlies before 20,337 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit on Monday night

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