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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.

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.

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.

June 13 | 9:48 p.m.
Between the benches for the final seconds…


June 13 | Approx. 10:00 p.m.

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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).

June 13 | Approx. 10:30 p.m.

June 13/14 | Time Unknown

Post-Game Media

Notes on Nelly

From the Champions Themselves


What a journey! None of this would have been possible if it wasn't for my girls! ❤️🏆

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What a year! 🍾

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Calder Cup Champs!!!🏆Never gonna forget these guys #Griffs

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What a night!

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🏆 #caldercupchampions

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On Top #GR

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What a feeling! #Calder

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No describing of this feeling... What a team. Calder Cup Champions 🏆🏆🏆

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Reaching Out

June 14 | 4:48 p.m.

June 16 | 3:50 p.m.

June 16 | 4:00 p.m.

June 16 | 4:45 p.m.

Grand Rapids mayor Rosalynn Bliss declares June 16 to be Griffins Day.


June 18 | Father’s Day

June 19 | 8:00 a.m.