Grand Rapids Griffins Part of Hockey History with Outdoor Game in Detroit [Video]
The Grand Rapids Griffins are playing a part in American Hockey League and National Hockey League history this week.
The Griffins have a family skate at Comerica Park tonight and practice at the home of Major League Baseball's Detroit Tigers on Monday morning. The game is at 5 p.m. EST.
The two AHL teams play again at 6 p.m. EST Dec. 31 on New Year's Eve at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
The NHL Winter Classic between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs is a sold-out 109,901-seat Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Wednesday, Jan. 1. The game is at 1 p.m. EST and is being broadcast by NBC-TV.
Both events are part of the Hockeytown Winter Festival.