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Griffins Flashback: June 14

Take a look back at this date in Griffins history.

June 14, 2013
Down 0-3 in the series, Syracuse lifts itself off the mat and extends the Calder Cup Finals with a 3-2 victory over the Griffins. Grand Rapids holds a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes, but second-period tallies by Ondrej Palat and Richard Panik force a Game 5. The sellout crowd of 10,834 is the largest in the Griffins’ AHL playoff history and ties the record attendance from their second postseason game ever, an IHL Turner Cup Playoff contest on April 26, 1997. (Photos)

June 14, 2006
Defenseman Travis Richards, the last player remaining from the Griffins’ inaugural 1996-97 squad and the team’s all-time leader with 655 games played, officially announces his retirement after 10 seasons with the franchise, during a party held in his honor at GP Sports restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Travis Richards

June 14, 2000
Bob Kaser is named executive director of broadcasting for DP Fox Sports, becoming the new play-by-play voice of the Griffins.

Bob Kaser

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