GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Friday night, Grand Rapids celebrated one of it's teams with the raising of a championship banner. The Grand Rapids Griffins kicked off their home opener at Van Andel Arena Friday October 6, by raising the banner marking the team as the Calder Cup Campions of last season.
Present and past members of the team were on the ice to witness it being raised into the rafters to be next to the team's previous championship banner from the 2012-203 season.
Beauty. 🏆 pic.twitter.com/K24zOXKZoC— GrandRapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) October 7, 2017
The Griffins' victory against the Syracuse Crunch in June in Game 5 allowed the team to secure the championship victory in front of a home crowd for the first time.
The Griffins went on to win the first game of the season against the Manitoba Moose 5 to 2.
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