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Griffins Clinch Second Place in Central Division

Apr 21, 2024
Written By: Andrew Streitel

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The second-seeded Grand Rapids Griffins will begin their quest for a third Calder Cup championship by facing the third-seeded Rockford IceHogs in the best-of-five Central Division Semifinals, with Game 1 Saturday at 8 p.m. EDT at the BMO Center.

The Griffins’ second-place finish in their division is the highest since the 2017-18 season, when they completed a six-season run during which they won two division titles (2012-13 and 2014-15), finished second on three occasions (2013-14, 2016-17 and 2017-18), and claimed both of their Calder Cups (2013 and 2017).

The complete series schedule is as follows:

Game 1Sat., April 27GRIFFINS at Rockford IceHogs8 p.m.
Game 2Wed., May 1Rockford IceHogs at GRIFFINS7 p.m.
Game 3Fri., May 3Rockford IceHogs at GRIFFINS7 p.m.
*Game 4Sun., May 5GRIFFINS at Rockford IceHogs5 p.m.
*Game 5Fri., May 10Rockford IceHogs at GRIFFINS7 p.m.

* If necessary
All times Eastern and subject to change
All games on
96.1 The Game and AHLTV

Tickets for Game 2 on Wed., May 1 and Game 3 on Fri., May 3 at Van Andel Arena are on sale now and can be purchased through, or via the Griffins app for iPhone or Android.

Fans who want to experience every Griffins game at Van Andel Arena during the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs can purchase a Griffins Playoff SuperPass. Enjoy the same great seat at significant savings plus the convenience of the “pay-as-we-play” method of payment. Click here to reserve your Griffins Playoff SuperPass or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

Groups of 10 or more can receive special pricing to playoff games and receive an unforgettable experience. To book a group outing during the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs, click here or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 4. Playoff suites and other premium areas are also available.

Continuing a postseason tradition, the Griffins are extending their popular Friday promotion and will offer $2 beers and $2 hot dogs for all home playoff games from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last. In addition, fans will receive Griffins playoff rally towels, compliments of Gun Lake Casino. All Griffins postseason games can be heard on 96.1 The Game.

Click here to read the Griffins-IceHogs series storylines.

Photo by Rockford IceHogs