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Alan Cross

Public Relations Manager, CTA

E-mail: across@griffinshockey.com

Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3026

Biography:


Number of seasons with the Griffins (through 2014-15): 3

What you love most about working for the Griffins: Being surrounded by the passion and drive of the entire organization.

Favorite Griffins memory: Anything and everything to do with the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs, especially Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City. I’ll never forget Jurco’s game-winning goal, insane.

Favorite all-time Griffins players: Jeff Hoggan, Tomas Tatar, Tom McCollum

Best thing about your job: I have a whole array of responsibilities and get to experience the world of hockey, all surrounded by people who support me.

Hometown: Linden, Michigan

College degree/year/school: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre/Hospitality and Tourism Management, Grand Valley State University, 2010

Sports idol(s) as a youth: Brett Hull

As a child, you dreamed of becoming: My dad

First job/your age: I worked at a Hungry Howie’s when I was 16.

Proudest professional accomplishment: Joining the Griffins staff after interning for a year.

Most memorable on-the-job mistake/embarrassing moment: During the 2013 playoffs, I dropped an entire handful of paperwork in front of the visiting team’s locker room. They all understandably laughed at me.

Favorite charities/charitable causes: The Humane Society of West Michigan.

Most exciting/unique thing you’ve done or place you’ve visited: I went skydiving a few years ago, totally fun.

Sports played growing up: Hockey and some serious mini-sticks with my brothers.

Favorite foods: Nachos, anything Italian

Favorite music artists: John Mayer, Gavin Degraw, Jason Mraz

Favorite sports movie: The Sandlot

Favorite subject in elementary school: English

Favorite spectator sports: Hockey, NASCAR

Favorite pro/college sports teams (excluding Griffins): Detroit Red Wings, St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite recreational activities/hobbies: Spending time with my dog, Madison.

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