Grand Rapids Griffins win Game 1 of Calder Cup Finals

Excited for the first Calder Cup Finals game played in Grand Rapids since 2013, a crowd of 8,857 raucous fans packed the Van Andel Arena for Game 1 of this year’s edition of the Calder Cup Finals. Given the fact that both teams are playing their best hockey of the year at the perfect time, … Read more

Griffins’ defenseman Nathan Paetsch pleads guilty to gambling charges

Nathan Paetsch, a defenseman for the Grand Rapids Griffins over the past three seasons, has pleaded guilty to being a part of an illegal sports betting business. Part of his plea agreement calls for a probation sentence, community service and eight months of home confinement. He’ll also have to forfeit $265,000 to the U.S. government. Paetsch is a free … Read more