Calder Cup Finals Preview – Grand Rapids Griffins vs Syracuse Crunch

For the second time in five years, the Grand Rapids Griffins have earned the opportunity to play in the Calder Cup Finals. They are up against a familiar foe, as the Syracuse Crunch (affiliate of the Tampa Bay Lightning) have earned the finals berth from the American Hockey League’s Eastern Conference. #GRIFFINS WIN! The Griffs are Western Conference Champions … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins Advance to AHL Conference Finals

It’s been a terrific postseason, thus far, for the Grand Rapids Griffins as the American Hockey League side has advanced to the Western Conference Finals. Their opponents will be the San Jose Barracuda who defeated the San Diego Gulls in the second round. The Griffins have advanced to the conference finals with series victories over … Read more

Red Wings’ affiliates Griffins, Walleye continue deep runs into playoffs

The once-longest active playoff appearance streak ended earlier this year when the Detroit Red Wings finished with just 79 points, tied for sixth-fewest in the NHL this season. It was their lowest point total in a minimum 80-game season since the first year of the playoff streak, the 1990-91 season. Red Wings fans have been … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins Prepare for Round 2 of AHL Playoffs

The Grand Rapids Griffins are set to face the Chicago Wolves in the second round of the American Hockey League playoffs. In the first round, the Griffins swept the Milwaukee Admirals in three games to advance. It was a closer opening series than it appeared on paper for the Griffins. They needed two overtime wins … Read more

HOCKEY FIGHT! Players brawl near locker room [VIDEO]

Hockey Fight

Most fans will agree there is nothing better than a good hockey fight to get everyone in the arena fired up. Well, that’s exactly what happened on Saturday night when the Chicago Wolves and the Iowa Wild took the ice in an AHL matchup. It all started with a nice on-the-ice hockey fight, that ended … Read more

Red Wings re-sign defenseman Brian Lashoff to one-year deal

The Detroit Red Wings have re-signed defenseman Brian Lashoff to a one-year deal. Lashoff has seen his share of time in both the NHL and the AHL, though he spent all of last season with the Grand Rapids Griffins. He recorded a career-best 15 assists in 74 games with the Griffins. Lately acting more as a guy … Read more

Grand Rapids Griffins win 11th straight; second double-digit winning streak of season

The Grand Rapids Griffins won their 11th straight game this afternoon, a 4-0 shutout over the Chicago Wolves. This is the second time this season that the team has won 10 or more consecutive games, making them the second AHL team in the last 25 years to do so. Over the course of the last 11 games, the … Read more

10 Things every Michigan sports fan needs to do before they die:

Sports fans in the State of Michigan are some of the most die-hard fans in all of sports. Michiganders support teams from all 4 major North American sports, including countless minor league teams, college teams, and other events. We have sporting events that make us particularly unique, and events that become family traditions. It was … Read more

BREAKING: Anthony Mantha cleared to play; Will make GR debut Friday

Detroit Red Wings top prospect Anthony Mantha has been cleared by the Grand Rapids medical staff and will make his pro hockey debut on Friday night for the Grand Rapids Griffins when they host the defending AHL Champion Texas Stars at Van Andel Arena. Mantha was injured in the Traverse City Prospects tournament on September … Read more

Can Petr Mrazek fix his game with the Red Wings?

On Thursday morning, the Detroit Red Wings officially called up goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL) due to a shoulder injury that will keep regular backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson out for quite a few weeks. Mrazek has been the team’s 3rd goalie for a few years now, and has shown in past … Read more