Griffins announce six ‘must-see’ games for 2016-17 season

Four months after Flag Day, the Grand Rapids Griffins will open their 2016-17 season home schedule on October 14 at Van Andel Arena. That’s just one of the six confirmed home dates for the Griffins that was announced by the AHL recently:

  1. OCTOBER 14, 2016 – Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank will kick off the 21st season of Griffins hockey here in Beer City, USA. Griffins Stop Motion Lego Night Opening Video ft. Anthony Mantha

  2. DECEMBER 31, 2016 – The Griffins 20th annual New Year’s Eve game takes place on a Saturday! New Year’s Eve 2010 Griffins Hockey Fireworks

  3. Girl Scout Night  – The first of the Cross-Ice Jamboree’s takes place on Saturday January 7, 2017.

  4. Boy Scout Night – Takes place as part of the 2017 Great Skate Winterfest, a fundraiser for the Griffins Youth Foundation on January 21, 2017.

  5. Cross-Ice 2 – The second of the Jamboree’s.

  6. Polar Plunge – This benefits the Special Olympics prior to the February 4, 2017 game.


The full 81st AHL season schedule will be revealed later this summer. Single game tickets go on sale in September. Find out more at