Grand Rapids Griffins Research Paper

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One more drop of the puck I thought. All of the work, for the Grand Rapids Griffins at least. Winning the first series, a best-of-five, against the Houston Aeros in a winner take all game five, winning the Conference Quarter-finals, best-of-seven, against the Toronto Marlies in six games, defeating the Oklahoma City Barons in the Conference Finals, and finally one drop of the puck away from the American Hockey League’s most prized possession, the Calder Cup. The game had been a back and forth game with the Crunch scoring first. The Griffins answered back later, but Syracuse bounced back and scored again. Along time later the Griffins finally answered back twice to take the lead, the last goal was a nifty slap shot from defenseman Brennan Evans, his first goal of the year. With about…show more content…
On defence there was Brennan Evans and Danny DeKeyser. In between the pipes was Petr Mrazek. This was Bob Kaser the Grand Rapids Griffins’ broadcaster up in the press box: “Glendening for the draw against Namestnikov with two seconds on the clock.Glendening wins the draw back to Evans, who launches it down the ice. Yes I don’t believe it. October 6th, 1996 the DeVos’ and the Van Andel’s brought hockey back to Grand Rapids in the form of the Griffins. Seventeen years later, WE ARE CALDER CUP CHAMPIONS!!!” I could not believe it! It was like finding a needle in a haystack. The Griffins had been so bad, we had been sixth, seventh, and fourth in the Western Conference the last three years. Then Jeff Blashill (Head Coach), Jeff Hoggan (Captain), and Petr Mrazek (Goaltender) came and we were fonomanal. So back to present time… I dog pilled my friends, Alex and Christian Smith. After a hour of ceremonies, playing on the ice, and press box touring it was time to go back to the

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