Grand Rapids Griffins celebrate Calder Cup win with McDonald’s

Wheaties cereal has been dubbed throughout the years as the “breakfast of champions”. While there’s no word on what the Calder Cup champion Grand Rapids Griffins breakfast routines look like, we now have an unofficial “dinner of champions”, and it’s an unlikely source. Following their 4-3 win over the Syracuse Crunch at Van Andel Arena in … Read more

Griffins fall to Crunch in Game 3, still lead Calder Cup series 2-1

For the first time in the 2017 Calder Cup Finals, the Grand Rapids Griffins have suffered the taste of defeat. The Syracuse Crunch got on the board in the series with a 5-3 victory at Onondaga County War Memorial Arena, and now trail 2-1 overall. FIRST PERIOD Syracuse got the scoring started seven minutes into the game when Byron Froese … Read more

Griffins take 2-0 series lead in Calder Cup Finals with double-OT Game 2 win

A packed house, $2 hot dogs and beers, numerous lead changes, 11 goals, double overtime, and a Grand Rapids victory on home ice. Not much more could have been asked for in game two of the Calder Cup Finals. 10,834 people filled the stands at Van Andel Arena for Saturday’s tilt, which saw the Grand Rapids Griffins … Read more

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

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

Mrazek for Vezina? He should get consideration

The Vezina Trophy is awarded annually to the best goaltender in the NHL. Some of the all time greats to ever play in the NHL have been the recipients of this award; names like Martin Brodeur, Grant Fuhr, Patrick Roy, Dominik Hasek and Tony Esposito. To be an elite NHL goaltender, it takes a strong … Read more