Skip to main content

Calder Cup Champions -'13 '17

Official site of the Grand Rapids Griffins

Griffins Flashback: June 9

Take a look back at this date in Griffins history.

June 9, 2017
Behind a pair of goals by Dan Renouf, the Griffins put a blemish on Syracuse’s perfect 10-0 home record and move within one win of claiming the Calder Cup with a 3-2 victory in Game 4 of the finals. Jared Coreau turns aside 31 shots to hand the Crunch their first regulation loss at the War Memorial since March 24. Eric Tangradi’s 17th assist sets a franchise record for a single playoff year, breaking the mark of 16 set by Jiri Hudler in 2006. (Photos)

June 9, 2015
The Red Wings name Jeff Blashill the 27th head coach in franchise history, marking the fourth Griffins head coach in 19 seasons to earn a promotion to the NHL and the first to become the bench boss for Detroit. Blashill finishes his three-year tenure in Grand Rapids with numerous accolades, including AHL Coach of the Year (2014), two Midwest Division titles (2013 and 2015), a Western Conference title (2013) and, most prolifically, a Calder Cup (2013). (Photos)

June 9, 2013
Six Griffins score goals as Grand Rapids takes a wild 6-4 victory at Syracuse in Game 2 of the Calder Cup Finals. Thanks to their fourth straight road win, the Griffins head home to Van Andel Arena with a 2-0 series lead. (Photos)

June 9, 2010
Tomas Kopecky becomes the first Griffins alum to win two Stanley Cups after the conclusion of his Grand Rapids tenure, thanks to Chicago’s 4-3 overtime win against Philadelphia in Game 6.

Kopecky CHI
Kopecky won his first Stanley Cup as a Red Wing in 2008.

Get tickets, live scores, stats, highlights, player interviews & more!