Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey

Griffins announce 2016-17 opening night, five other game dates

Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey
Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey

By @MichaelCaples –

The Grand Rapids Griffins have announced their first bit of scheduling information for the upcoming season.

The Red Wings’ AHL affiliate will begin the home portion of their 2016-17 schedule with Opening Night (presented by Huntington Bank) on Friday, Oct. 14 at Van Andel Arena.

Also announced today:

  • The Griffins will host their 20th annual New Year’s Eve game on Saturday, Dec. 31.
  • Girl Scout Night and the first Cross-Ice Jamboree will be on Saturday, Jan. 7.
  • A home game on Saturday, Jan. 21 will be for Boy Scout Night and serve as part of the 2017 Great Skate Winterfest.
  • The second Cross-Ice Jamborree will be held prior to the Saturday, Feb. 4 game, and a Polar Plunge benefitting the Special Olympics is set for Saturday, Feb. 25.