By @MichaelCaples –
The Griffins’ first-round opponent and schedule are now finalized.
Grand Rapids will take on AHL rookie-of-the-year Mason Appleton and the Manitoba Moose in the Central Division Semifinals starting on Saturday, April 21 up north.
Here’s the series schedule:
Saturday, April 21 – Griffins at Moose – 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 – Griffins at Moose – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 25 – Moose at Griffins – 7 p.m.
*Thursday, April 26 – Moose at Griffins – 7 p.m.
*Monday, April 30 – Moose at Griffins – 7 p.m.
The Griffins and the Moose met eight times during the regular season; Grand Rapids held a 6-2 record in the series. The Griffins were 2-2 against the Moose at Van Andel Arena, and they were 4-0 at Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg.
Grand Rapids just concluded the regular season with a 6-4 win over the Cleveland Monsters at Van Andel.