It's mid summer, but hockey fans are already gearing up for the upcoming season.

The Grand Rapids Griffins have a date and opponent for their first home game for the 2021-2022 season. Hockey fans, mark down Friday, October 15th, 2021 for the season opener for the Griffins at the Van Andel Arena. They will be taking on The Rockford IceHogs, the Chicago Blackhawks‘ AHL affiliate.

The American Hockey League has announced six guaranteed home games for the Griffins for this season. The other dates include:

  • Friday, December 31st - The Grand Rapids Griffins will host their 24th annual New Year’s Eve Celebration
  • Saturday, January 22nd - This game highlights the return of the Great Skate Winterfest. The Winterfest is an annual fundraiser for the Griffins Youth Foundation
  • Saturday, February 19th
  • Saturday, February 26th
  • Saturday, March 5th

The complete schedule has not yet been released. The upcoming season will be the Griffins’ 20th season as the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. It is also their 21st year as a member of the AHL, and 26th season overall.

Single game tickets have not yet gone on sale. Be the first to know when tickets go on sale here.

Also this year, the team will be celebrating 25 seasons of Griffins hockey. Because of the limited number of fans that were permitted to attend games during the shortened 2020-2021 season, that celebration was delayed until this upcoming season. More details should be announced soon.

Stay up to date with the latest Grand Rapids Griffins news on their website, or on their Facebook page.


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