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Stars Stun griffins With Overtime Win


The hockey gods were not with the Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday as they fell 3-2 to the visiting Texas Stars in overtime at Van Andel Arena. The irony is that the Griffins played arguably their best game of the series, outshooting the Stars 40-29

Griffins Rally To Even Series At Two


Grand Rapids just won't go away quietly as the frustrated Texas Stars are learning. The resilient Griffins rallied back from a one goal deficit to score three unanswered goals and take game four to knot the series at two games apiece.

Jurco's Hat Trick Leads Offensive Surge In 5-2 Win


The Griffins may have been down and bloodied after two thrashings in Texas by the stars, but back in the cozy confines of Van Andel Arena they showed they were far from out. Tomas Jurco highlighted a five goal offensive outburst with three of his own

Hoggan Leads Griffins Over Heat For Series Clinche


The script was different on Friday, as the Grand Rapids Griffins had a big night to hold off the Abbotsford Heat and eliminate them from the Calder Cup Playoffs with a 5-3 win. Captain Jeff Hoggan (2,3) led the way with 2 goals and an assist

Heat Holds Off Elimination With Late Rally 2-1


After winning the first two games of the series on the road, Grand Rapids was looking for a win at home to sweep the Abbotsford Heat from the 2014 Calder Cup playoffs. Fate had other plans, as a late penalty led to a powerplay goal...

Controversial Goal Leads to Griffins Loss 4-2


Friday night was a mixed bag for the Grand Rapids Griffins, playing their regular season home finale with a division title on the line. After dominating most of the game they ended up losing on a play that could be called controversial at best...

March 2014 Grand Rapids Griffins Report


Coach Blashill and his staff were dealt another blow with the departure of Calle Jarnkrok to Nashville, and the subsequent recalls of Emmerton, Tootoo, Pulkkinen, Ferraro, Mrazek, and finally Callahan to the parent Red Wings.

Griffins Go the Distance in 10 Round Shootout Win


Defenseman Nathan Paetsch scored in the 10th round of the shootout to give the Griffins a 2-1 win over the visiting Hamilton Bulldogs and extract a measure of revenge for yesterdays loss. Thomas McCollum was near perfect stopping 22 of 23 shots...

Bulldogs Surge Dumps Griffins 4-1 Bulldogs


The Griffins got off to a good start, scoring the first goal of the game, McIntyre's 8th of the season. But it was all Hamilton after that as the Bulldogs scored three straight goals in the first 8 minutes and change of the second period to stun GR.

Griffins Ice IceHogs 4-1


Grand Rapids thumped the visiting Rockford IceHogs 4-1 before a sellout crowd at Van Andel Arena last night. The Griffins rallied back from a 0-1 deficit to score four unanswered goals for a convincing win. Mitch Callahan had a goal and an assist

Wild Stop Streak with 3-1 Win


The visiting Iowa Wild, fresh off a 4-0 loss on Friday, played the role of spoilers for the Griffins, ending a seven game winning streak with a 3-1 win on Saturday. Iowa scored first to take an early lead, before Teemu Pulkkinen scored his 26th

Team Effort Tames Wolves 4-2


The Griffins lost another piece of their high powered offense this afternoon, but that didn't stop them from doubling up the visiting Chicago Wolves to notch their sixth straight win. Grand Rapids rallied back twice from deficits

February 2014 Grand Rapids Griffins Report


From mid-January to mid-February the Griffins slogged through the roughest stretch of games since coach Blashill took over. The recall of Jurco, Sheahan and Emmerton, following on the heels of Glendening and Nyquist slowed down the vaunted offense.

Mrazek Wins Battle of Netminders in 1-0 Shootout


Petr Mrazek seems to be settling back into his groove after spending most of the first half in Detroit (NHL). The second year goaltender made 29 saves to outduel Milwaukee's Scott Darling and earn his second shutout of the season.

Callahan's Pair Leads Griffins Over Barons 4-3


Mitch Callahan broke the 20 goal plateau for the first time in his career and added another tally for good measure to lead the Grand Rapids Griffins over the visiting Oklahoma City Barons. The Griffins rallied back twice from deficits

Barons Double Up Griffins In 4-2 Loss


The Griffins got the monkey off their back late in the first period when Jarnkrok scored their first goal in over 117 minutes since last Friday. Unfortunately it was not enough as the visiting Oklahoma City Barons notched the next two goals...

Griffins Offense Awol in 3-0 Loss to Rampage


After romping through the AHL with the number one offense for most of the season, the Griffins have fallen on hard times as of late. For the second straight game the San Antonio Rampage shut them down, running away with a 3-0 win.

Rampage Roll Over Griffins in Shootout 2-1


The Griffins offense picked a bad night to go silent as the bottom dwelling San Antonio Rampage were able to hang on long enough to win in the skills competition 2-1. Grand Rapids turned up the heat in the second period and had several chances

Monsters Maul Griffins 4-0


The Lake Erie Monsters took advantage of a slumbering Griffins team to post a 4-0 victory in the cozy confines of Van Andel Arena. For the second straight home game, Grand Rapids appeared to spend most of the night in neutral.

Griffins 2013-14 First Half Report Cards


It may be a new season, but the Griffins picked up where they left off last season with a franchise best winning streak. It should be no surprise that several of the heros of the Calder Cup Championship should still be at the top of the grading scale

Defensive Miscues Cost Griffins in 3-2 Loss


The defense was the story tonight in a 3-2 loss on home ice to the Abbotsford Heat for the Grand Rapids Griffins. The good news was that Nathan Paetsch and Xavier Ouellet led the offense by scoring the Griffins two goals. The bad news lay in the play

McCollum's Whitewash Cools Heat 3-0


Former Griffin Joey MacDonald received a rude welcome home as the undermanned Griffins turned in a dominant performance on home ice winning 3-0. David McIntyre scored the game winner late in the first, while the Griffins also got tallies from...

Tootoo's Two Goals Too Much For Wolves


Jordan Tootoo had his multi-point game as a Griffin scoring a pair of goals to lead the way over the visiting Chicago Wolves. The Griffins scored three straight goals to take control of the contest, holding the potent Wolves offense scoreless...

Revenge is Sweet as Griffins Tame Wild 4-1


Thomas McCollum redeemed himself and the Griffins offense got untracked, as they garnered a measure of revenge by defeating the Iowa Wild 4-1. Grand Rapids rallied back from an early one goal deficit to score four unanswered goals and avenge...

Griffins Lose Goaltending Duel 3-2


The Griffins ran into a hot netminder in Johan Gustafsson who shut down one of the top offenses in the AHL making 41 saves to give his team a 3-2 win. His counterpart at the other end Thomas McCollum did not have a strong night...

Unsung Heroes Power Griffins Past IceHogs 4-2


While the powerplay was the primary weapon (3 for 7), it was the night of the unsung hero for the Griffins in their 4-2 win over the visiting Rockford IceHogs. Mitch Callahan led the way with a goal and an assist including a rare powerplay marker...

December 2013 Grand Rapids Griffins Report


After graduating several prospects to the NHL from last years club in Tomas Tatar, Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist among others, a new group has moved up onto the developmental radar. Names like Tomas Jurco, Luke Glendening and Petr Mrazek...

Griffins Open 2014 By Putting Down Wolves 3-1


The Griffins opened 2014 with a bang, halting a two game losing streak and getting a measure of revenge against the visiting Chicago Wolves who took a 3-2 decision in their last meeting. Thomas McCollum turned in a first star performance...

Griffins End 2013 On Sour Note With 3-1 Loss


As 2013 wound down, the Griffins cooled down and dropped their second consecutive game to the Toronto Marlies, this time by a score of 3-1. The Griffins' offense was unable to take advantage of 5 powerplay chances in a physical game...

Callahan's Overtime Tally Leads Griffins Over IceH


The lineup may change on a daily basis, but the results remain the same as the Griffins amazing start continues. Mitch Callahan was the latest hero, equalling his career high in goals (11) with his game winning overtime marker.

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