The Grand Rapids Griffins won their first Calder Cup on Tuesday night, defeating the Syracuse Crunch, 5-2, in Game 6 of the American Hockey League's championship series at the Onondaga County War Memorial at Oncenter.
The Hershey Bears announced today that Mike Haviland has been named the 24th head coach in the history of the hockey club.
At this point in his career, J.P. Cote has learned to not rush through the fun. He is an indispensable part of the Syracuse Crunch, a rugged heart-and-soul blueliner without whom it is difficult to imagine the team reaching this point.
The Calder Cup Finals shift back to Syracuse for Game 6 tonight, with Grand Rapids trying one more time to wrap up its first championship. Coverage begins at 7 ET on AHL Live (watch free!), ESPN America and SiriusXM NHL Network Radio.
Jeff Blashill has won everywhere he has gone, and it’s no different this season in Grand Rapids. The Griffins are in the Calder Cup Finals for the first time in franchise history, holding a 3-2 series lead. But he doesn’t want to talk about it himself.
The Syracuse Crunch were heading back to upstate New York after tonight's game regardless of the outcome. Now, they're bringing the Grand Rapids Griffins with them.
The American Hockey League is mourning the loss of Oklahoma City Barons player Kristians Pelss, who died this week in his native Latvia at the age of 20.
Grand Rapids gets another crack at wrapping up its first championship in Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals against Syracuse tonight. Coverage begins at 7 ET on AHL Live (watch free!).
With their backs against the wall and their season on the line, the Syracuse Crunch pulled out a 3-2 victory over Grand Rapids on Friday night, spoiling the party for a sold-out crowd at Van Andel Arena.
American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews announced today that the league’s Board of Governors has unanimously approved the relocation of the franchise owned by the Vancouver Canucks from Peoria, Ill., to Utica, N.Y.
Is tonight the night? Grand Rapids brings a 3-0 series lead into Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals against Syracuse. Coverage begins at 7 ET on AHL Live (watch free!), SiriusXM NHL Network Radio and ESPN America.
The future of the Detroit Red Wings is on display at Van Andel Arena. “Success breeds confidence and that’s what we’re seeing,” said Ken Holland, the Red Wings general manager. “Lots of them are going to be in Detroit.”
Hiring AHL coaches has occurred with more regularity since the Washington Capitals promoted Bruce Boudreau from Hershey in 2007 and watched him guide the squad from last place in the NHL to the Southeast Division title.
The Grand Rapids Griffins are one win away from their first Calder Cup title after a 4-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch in Game 3 of the American Hockey League's championship series on Wednesday night.
The Checkers have unveiled new home and road uniforms for the 2013-14 season, which are based on the new look earlier presented by their NHL affiliate, the Carolina Hurricanes.
Get ready for Game 3 with the latest news and notes from the AHL's Calder Cup Finals. Coverage from Grand Rapids begins at 7 ET on AHL Live (watch free!), ESPN America and Time Warner Cable SportsChannel.
With the clear and present danger that the Syracuse Crunch's season will be interred out there in Michigan before the coming weekend winds down, the hope is that Rob Zettler is a mix of oculist and prophet.
The reality that four wins are needed to secure the Calder Cup isn’t lost on the Grand Rapids Griffins. A win in Game 2 created excitement for Grand Rapids, but also exposed flaws coach Jeff Blashill wants cleaned up, especially penalties.
The Edmonton Oilers have appointed Dallas Eakins as the club’s new head coach. Eakins, 46, has spent the past eight seasons in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, including the last four as head coach of the AHL’s Toronto Marlies.
The 2013 Stanley Cup Finals are set with the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins preparing to battle for the National Hockey League’s championship, and more than 80 percent of the players involved are graduates of the American Hockey League.