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Coolest Hockey Pregame Ever [Video]

We are lucky to have a high quality hockey team and organization in town like the Grand Rapids Griffins.

Even though it's minor league sports in the American Hockey League, I can tell you firsthand it is run like a major-league team --, inside and and out.

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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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Pond Hockey Classic 2015: Friday Night Lights

Forty-five-teams. Five rinks. Three days over one weekend. One park in Grand Rapids.

That pretty much sums up the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015, which opened Friday night under the lights.

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Retired NHL Star Mike Knuble Talks Pond Hockey [Audio]

Former NHL great Mike Knuble, now retired from hockey and living in Grand Rapids, stopped by "The Jojo Show" on Tuesday to talk about the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 and his early days skating on ponds in the Kentwood area.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Battle Rockford IceHogs on Twitter

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs have a history of mixing it up on the ice.

Today, the rivalry carried over onto Twitter.

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Sorry, Detroit — Buffalo Is Now Hockeytown, USA

Could Detroit's favorite nickname belong somewhere else?

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NBC’s Doc Emrick Does Riveting Play-By-Play for Bubble Hockey [VIDEO]

It's official: Doc Emrick can make anything sound exciting.

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This Is What Happens When You Stop a Hockey Puck with Your Teeth

Wednesday night, the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins were at home, taking on the Iowa Wild.

Late in the first period, the Griffins' Mitch Callahan was in front of the net and took a puck to the face off a teammate's stick.

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USA! USA! USA! Hockey! [Video]

Team USA will face off against Team Canada in a men's hockey semifinal on Friday.

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