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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Purple Community Game Benefits Van Andel Institute [Sponsored]

The Grand Rapids Griffins are hosting their fourth annual Purple Community Game to benefit Van Andel Institute on Friday evening.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Beats Slovenia and Russia; Clinches Group

The U.S. men's hockey team remained undefeated with two weekend wins and The Netherlands claimed the overall medals lead at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of this weekend's action in Sochi.

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Griffins History: Grand Rapids Drops 4-3 Shootout to Toronto Marlies in Detroit [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins' first outdoor game in a history dating to 1996 was a memorable one.

The Griffins dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Toronto Marlies before 20,337 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit on Monday night

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Photo by Mike Corn
Photo by Mike Corn
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Pond Hockey Returns to Reed’s Lake This Weekend

If you're a real hockey person, it just ain't the same unless you get to play a bit of "pond hockey," in the winter. That, my friend, it the true hockey fan/player.

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NCAA College Hockey Tournament Coming to Van Andel Arena

The NCAA didn't want Grand Rapids to host part of March Madness, the ultimate in basketball, but what do they know.  The VanAndel would have been the perfect choice.

Okay, enough sour-grapes.  They do love us for hockey.

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Ferris State University Hockey Comes Up Short In National Championship Game

Ferris State University Hockey lost in the national championship game to Boston College 4-1 on Saturday night.

Ferris State was down 2-1 until Boston College scored with 3 minutes left, then added an empty net goal later.

The game was televised nationally on ESPN 2.

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