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Griffins Unveil 2022-23 Schedule

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Grand Rapids Griffins on Thursday announced their schedule for the 2022-23 American Hockey League season. It will mark the franchise’s 27th campaign overall, its 22nd as members of the AHL, and the 21st as the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.

Under fifth-year head coach Ben Simon, the Griffins will begin a 72-game schedule when they host the San Diego Gulls at Van Andel Arena on Friday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. for Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank. This will be the first AHL season since 2014-15 in which all teams will play the same number of games, with standings order reverting to total points rather than points percentage.

This year’s schedule features 23 back-to-backs and two three-in-threes. The slate is comprised of 52 contests against Central Division rivals, four outings against the Atlantic Division, 12 matchups against the North Division and four games against the Pacific Division. The schedule includes an eight-game road trip from Oct. 22-Nov. 9, which ties for the team’s longest ever (March 22-April 5, 2009) and is by far the longest early-season road trip in franchise history, surpassing a trio of previous five-game trips in October or November (2009-10, 2011-12, and 2017-18).

“We are thrilled to welcome fans back to the Van for great entertainment and the opportunity to see future Detroit stars,” said Griffins president Tim Gortsema. “It should be an exciting year with lots of great prospects ready to make their mark with the Griffins, and we are eagerly looking forward to developing the next Moritz Seider.”

Highlights of the 2022-23 schedule include:

  • Twenty-seven prime home dates (15 Fridays and 12 Saturdays) out of 36 games;
  • The first-ever meeting against a team from Springfield;
  • The return of Hartford to the schedule for the first time since 2008-09. Hartford’s general manager is former Griffins GM Ryan Martin;
  • Matchups against San Diego for the first time since 2019-20;
  • The Griffins’ first time playing both the reigning Calder Cup champion and runner-up (Chicago/Springfield) since 2008-09 (Chicago/Wilkes-Barre/Scranton), and just the fourth time ever (2005-06 Philadelphia/Chicago, 2003-04 Houston/Hamilton);
  • The Griffins 25th annual New Year’s Eve celebration versus Milwaukee on Saturday, Dec. 31 (6 p.m. start), in addition to playing two days before Christmas (Dec. 23), one day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 25), and the day before Halloween (Oct. 30);
  • Grand Rapids’ 21st annual School Day Game against Rockford on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 11 a.m.;
  • The return of the Great Skate Winterfest game on Saturday, Jan. 21 versus Springfield at 7 p.m.;
  • The annual Jake Engel Memorial Dog Game on Sunday, March 19 at 5 p.m. against Milwaukee.

Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit for more information. Single-game tickets for the Griffins’ 2022-23 season will go on sale to the public later this summer through Be sure to sign up to receive the Griffins Nation newsletters to be the first to know when tickets go on sale.

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Grand Rapids Griffins 2022-23 Schedule

Fri., Oct. 14SAN DIEGO GULLS7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 15SAN DIEGO GULLS7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 22at Toronto Marlies4 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 23at Toronto Marlies4 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 29at Texas Stars8 p.m.
Sun., Oct. 30at Texas Stars8 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 3at Iowa Wild11:30 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 4at Iowa Wild8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 5at Rockford IceHogs8 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 9at Cleveland Monsters7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 11TORONTO MARLIES7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 12TORONTO MARLIES7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 16ROCKFORD ICEHOGS11 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 18at San Diego Gulls10 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 19at San Diego Gulls10 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 25MANITOBA MOOSE7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 26MANITOBA MOOSE7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 2TEXAS STARS7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 3TEXAS STARS7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 7IOWA WILD7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 9at Springfield Thunderbirds7:05 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 10at Hartford Wolf Pack7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 16HARTFORD WOLF PACK7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 17at Chicago Wolves8 p.m.

Thu., Dec. 22

at Chicago Wolves8 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 28at Rockford IceHogs8 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 30at Milwaukee Admirals7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 6TEXAS STARS7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 7TEXAS STARS7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 11IOWA WILD7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 13IOWA WILD7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 14CHICAGO WOLVES7 p.m.
Mon., Jan. 16at Iowa Wild3 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 18at Rockford IceHogs8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 28at Milwaukee Admirals7 p.m.
Sun., Jan. 29at Chicago Wolves4 p.m.
Tue., Jan. 31at Milwaukee Admirals8 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 3at Texas Stars8 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 4at Texas Stars8 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 10MANITOBA MOOSE7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 11MANITOBA MOOSE7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 15ROCKFORD ICEHOGS7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 17


7 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 19at Manitoba Moose7 p.m.
Mon., Feb. 20at Manitoba Moose3 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 24


7 p.m.
Wed., March 1CHICAGO WOLVES7 p.m.
Fri., March 3IOWA WILD7 p.m.
Sat., March 4IOWA WILD7 p.m.
Tue., March 7at Cleveland Monsters7 p.m.
Fri., March 10ROCKFORD ICEHOGS7 p.m.

Sat., March 11

Sun., March 12at Chicago Wolves4 p.m.
Thu., March 16at Cleveland Monsters7 p.m.
Sat., March 18at Milwaukee Admirals7 p.m.
Sun., March 19MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS5 p.m.
Wed., March 22CHICAGO WOLVES7 p.m.
Fri., March 24at Iowa Wild8 p.m.
Sat., March 25at Iowa Wild1 p.m.
Wed., March 29


7 p.m.
Fri., March 31MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS7 p.m.

Sun., April 2

at Rockford IceHogs5 p.m.
Thu., April 6at Manitoba Moose8 p.m.
Fri., April 7at Manitoba Moose7 p.m.
Mon., April 10at Cleveland Monsters7 p.m.
Fri., April 14ROCKFORD ICEHOGS7 p.m.
Sat., April 15at Chicago Wolves8 p.m.

All Times Eastern
Dates, Opponents and Times Subject to Change
Games Broadcast on WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM or 96.1 The Game

Griffins 2022-23 Schedule Breakdown

Season/Home Opener: Fri., Oct. 14 vs. San Diego Gulls
Home Finale: Fri., April 14 vs. Rockford IceHogs
Season Finale
: Sat., April 15 at Chicago Wolves

By Conference
Western - 56 (28 home, 28 road), Eastern - 16 (8 home, 8 road)

By Division
Central - 52 (26 home, 26 road), North - 12 (6 home, 6 road), Atlantic - 4 (2 home, 2 road), Pacific - 4 (2 home, 2 road)

By Opponent
Chicago, Iowa - 10 (5 home, 5 road)
Cleveland, Manitoba, Milwaukee, Rockford, Texas - 8 (4 home, 4 road)
San Diego, Toronto - 4 (2 home, 2 road)
Hartford, Springfield - 2 (1 home, 1 road)

By Day (Home)
Friday - 15, Saturday - 12, Wednesday - 8, Sunday - 1

By Day (Road)
Saturday - 11, Friday - 7, Sunday - 6, Thursday - 4, Wednesday - 3, Monday - 3, Tuesday - 2

By Month (Home)
March - 9, December, January and February - 6, November - 5, October - 3, April- 1

By Month (Road)
November, December and March - 6, January and March - 5, October and February - 4

Longest Homestand
6 games: Dec. 31-Jan. 14

Longest Road Trip
8 games: Oct. 22-Nov. 9

Three Games in Three Nights
Twice: Nov. 3-5, March 10-12

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