Larry Figurski, sports anchor and reporter for WOOD TV8 and color commentator for Grand Rapids Griffins games on WOOD Radio, has been selected as the recipient of the James H. Ellery Memorial Award for the 2019-20 season.
The Grand Rapids Griffins, West Michigan Whitecaps, Grand Rapids Drive, and West Michigan Sports Commission on Monday launched “One Team For West Michigan,” a collaborative initiative to provide encouragement and help to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The assumption is that the Red Wings will keep Evgeny Svechnikov in Detroit next year and give him his first extended NHL look. It’s certainly what he wants: That elusive prolonged chance to prove himself.
Over his first 40 seasons, Bob Kaser had missed fewer than 10 games due to illness. But in December, he was suddenly missing from the Grand Rapids Griffins radio broadcast for three weeks.
Being part of a league that’s suspended has left the Grand Rapids Griffins in similar limbo with unanswered questions in unchartered territory.
It takes more than skill to last 11 seasons in one organization, let alone 500 games with the same AHL team as Brian Lashoff accomplished Wednesday.
As much as Detroit GM Steve Yzerman would like a brief look at a couple of the Red Wings’ top prospects, he also doesn’t want to jeopardize Grand Rapids’ playoff hopes.
Good things happen to those who wait. Ninth-year pro Pat Nagle is savoring the first real lengthy AHL stint of his career.
Matthew Ford returned to Southern California for the All-Star Classic as a member of one of the first waves of pro hockey players to come out of the region.
Kevin Poulin waited nearly four years and thousands of miles, but he’s excited to be back in the American Hockey League.