Figurski named recipient of 2019-20 Ellery Award

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.

Griffins join ‘One Team for West Michigan’ initiative

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.

Svechnikov determined to realize Red Wings dream

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.

Voice of Griffins on mend after heart attack

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.

Griffins can only wait, wonder

Being part of a league that’s suspended has left the Grand Rapids Griffins in similar limbo with unanswered questions in unchartered territory.

Ford proud of his SoCal roots

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.