GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – What a week it’s been for the Grand Rapids Griffins, who clinched their second Calder Cup in five seasons on June 13. To recap…
June 13 | 9:06 p.m.
The puck drops on the third period in Game 6 with the Griffins trailing 3-2. Grand Rapids had rallied from a one-goal deficit against Syracuse in both Games 1 and 2.
Griffins down one as we get started in the third— Griffins Game Day (@GriffinsGameDay) June 14, 2017
June 13 | 9:12 p.m.
Tyler Bertuzzi becomes the Griffins’ all-time playoff leader when he notches his 23rd career postseason goal at 3:50 of the third period and ties the game 3-3.
GOAL!!! Tyler Bertuzzi has his ninth of the postseason!! Tie game 3-3 with 16:10 remaining #GoGRG— Griffins Game Day (@GriffinsGameDay) June 14, 2017
June 13 | 9:31 p.m.
Martin Frk, who led the Griffins in the regular season with 27 goals, scores his fifth tally of the postseason with 7:19 remaining and gives Grand Rapids a 4-3 lead.
GOAL!!! Martin Frk gives Grand Rapids a 4-3 lead!!! 7:19 remaining #GoGRG— Griffins Game Day (@GriffinsGameDay) June 14, 2017
Griffins take first lead of game, Van Andel crowd electrified. Up 4-3 with 7:19 left 3p. Martin Frk goal.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) June 14, 2017
Well i guess Calder cup champs 🏆🏆— Martin Frk (@Frky91) June 14, 2017
June 13 | 9:48 p.m.
Between the benches for the final seconds…
2017 CALDER CUP CHAMPIONS! pic.twitter.com/IxJQpK9y7O— AHL (@TheAHL) June 14, 2017
June 13 | Approx. 10:00 p.m.
Skate. Kiss. Pass. Repeat. pic.twitter.com/1peOa9uWcC— AHL (@TheAHL) June 15, 2017
Bertuzzi is awarded the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the 2017 playoff MVP. He finishes the postseason tied for sixth in the AHL in scoring and tied for third on the team with 19 points (9-10—19).
You the real MVP, Bert! 🏆 pic.twitter.com/sNF8OuVPPh— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) June 14, 2017
June 13 | Approx. 10:30 p.m.
Champs! pic.twitter.com/XrWlbKdCIE— Eric Tangradi (@ETangradi) June 14, 2017
June 13/14 | Time Unknown
The meal of champions... https://t.co/3rAAhu0Urk— NHL (@NHL) June 15, 2017
Thanks for the 🍔s! #GoGRG— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) June 15, 2017
The Griffins are 2017 Calder Cup Champions!!!!! pic.twitter.com/eVHtHkUw7t— Stephanie Funkhouser (@sdfunkhouser) June 14, 2017
Calder Cup! With Svechnikov and Hicketts! pic.twitter.com/snTKnxumzZ— Eric Zane (@ericzaneshow) June 14, 2017
Griffins win the Cup 4-3 pic.twitter.com/KFoPSVko1d— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) June 14, 2017
Notes on Nelly
Todd Nelson joins Bob Woods and Mike Stothers as the only people to win the #CalderCup as a player, as an assistant and as a head coach.— AHL Communications (@AHLPR) June 14, 2017
From the Champions Themselves
What an amazing end to a crazy season!! Champs baby! pic.twitter.com/C4uQR8opHD— Dylan McIlrath (@dylan_mcilrath) June 15, 2017
— Brian Mahoney-Wilson (@BMahoneyWilson) June 14, 2017
It has been a pleasure to work with these three this past season. What a run by Jared Coreau. Well deserved! Calder Cup Champion! pic.twitter.com/0LY9dHOLUC
Congrats to my boys at @griffinshockey on winning The Calder Cup and becoming the AHL Champions! The future for the Red Wings is very bright— Pavel Datsyuk (@Datsyuk13) June 15, 2017
Congrats @griffinshockey winning the Calder last night.1 of my favorite memories winning in2013 The Freezer on Fulton must have been buzzing— Landon Ferraro (@LandonFerraro) June 14, 2017
Congrats to @griffinshockey for winning the Calder Cup! 🏆🎉— xavier ouellet (@The_XMan16) June 15, 2017
Congrats to the @griffinshockey on the calder cup championship well deserved for this team! 🏆— anthonymantha (@antomantha8) June 14, 2017
June 14 | 4:48 p.m.
June 16 | 3:50 p.m.
Here they come!!! pic.twitter.com/B898L6Osin— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) June 16, 2017
June 16 | 4:00 p.m.
We're on the move! pic.twitter.com/kUscbEhMEx— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) June 16, 2017
Griffins fans never cease to amaze! Thanks to the thousands at today's celebration of a second Calder Cup! pic.twitter.com/oFRbBPY5K2— Bob Kaser (@bkaser1) June 16, 2017
June 16 | 4:45 p.m.
Grand Rapids mayor Rosalynn Bliss declares June 16 to be Griffins Day.
Fans cheer as 'Griffins Day' named new holiday at Calder Cup celebration https://t.co/nfpha2ypIe— Grand Rapids Press (@GRPress) June 16, 2017
June 18 | Father’s Day
Dad goals. 👏 pic.twitter.com/lb7ATzAz33— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) June 14, 2017
She'll appreciate this later... pic.twitter.com/Hv8LwjTeOm— AHL (@TheAHL) June 14, 2017
June 19 | 8:00 a.m.
Six days later, another reminder of an incredible season! Thanks Grand Rapids! pic.twitter.com/P4ZPoKXtq2— Bob Kaser (@bkaser1) June 19, 2017