This is basically a "quick hits" post, but for the Griffins and Walleye with links to fun promo videos, box scores, game recaps, relevant articles, and whatever else is interesting.
The Griffins have a fantastic social media program and the videos they share and promotions they do are pretty fun, entertaining, and sometimes down right genius. Here are a few of their recent ones.
Grand Rapids Griffins Roommate Sing A Long (Holiday Flex Pack Promotion) - YouTube
Glendening, Callahan, Sheahan, and Sproul sing "Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer", and they don't sound too bad.
Grand Rapids Griffins Roommate Christmas Q&A - YouTube
Riley Sheahan gets a +1 for his gift to Sproul. Luke Glendening gets a +1 for his "gift" to Callahan, and Sproul gets a -1 for his Christmas tree answer. Who would do that? ugh.
Happy Birthday Riley Sheahan and Tommy McCollum! - YouTube
A special birthday present for Sheahan and McCollum, courtesy of Mitch Callahan and Landon Ferraro.
HF Photo: QMJHL forward Jonathan Drouin was impressive in the month of November, managing 31 points in 10 games. Drouin was selected third overall by the TampProspect of the Month for November, 2013 - Hockey's Future
Petr Mrazek earned honorable mention. Starting out the month in Detroit and getting his first NHL shutout against the Oilers, then going 6-0 in Grand Rapids, posting a 1.67 GAA and .939 SV%, while allowing 1 or fewer goals in 4 of his starts, and earning one shutout.
2013-14 Griffiti - Issue #2 by Grand Rapids Griffins
The newest edition of the booklet they hand out at the Griffins home games.
Griffins Game Highlights and Box Scores:
Patrick Eaves great goal from the tape to tape pass from Tomas Jurco - YouTube
12.6.13 vs Rochester Americans (Sabres Farm Team)
12-6-13 Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Rochester Americans Post Game Highlights - YouTube
Griffins beat the Americans 5-1
Official site of the Grand Rapids Griffins: Recap 12.6.13
UNHAPPY RETURNS FOR ELLIS AND TARDIF AS GRIFFINS ROLL
12-7-13 Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Rochester Americans Post Game Highlights - YouTube
Griffins beat the Americans 3-1
Griffins Take Seven-Game Winning Streak Into Final Three Games Of Home Stand.
The Griffins are steamrolling the AHL. Stats, player summaries, who's hot, and what's upcoming for the Griffins.
12-11-13 Grand Rapids Griffins vs. Chicago Wolves Post Game Highlights - YouTube
The Griffins fell 4-2 to the Wolves
12.11.13 Griffins Come Up Empty In Hunt For Wolves- Griffins Recap
The Griffins fell 4-2 to the Chicago Wolves, snapping their 7 game win streak and their 8 game win streak at home.
Walleye Box Scores and Recaps:
The ECHL: Toledo Waleye @ Evansville IceMen 12.5.13 Box Score
The Walleye lost again, but they weren't shut out for a 4th consecutive game, and all 3 of the Walleye goals came from Red Wings property. Martin Frk 1G 1A 2 SOG, Marek Tvrdon 1G 3 SOG, Trevor Parks 1G 1A 5 SOG, Max Nicastro 1A 1 SOG. Coreau did not play.
Toledo Walleye Official Recap: 12.5.13 Evansville Takes Down Toledo 7-3
Official Walleye recap of the game.
The ECHL: 12.7.13 Toledo Walleye @ Evansville IceMen Walleye lose 6-5 in OT
Losing in OT is progress after being shut out for 3 straight games, then falling 7-3. Trevor Parkes had 2 PP goals, 1A, and 4 SOG. Louis-Marc Aubry had 1PP goal 3 SOG and 4 PIM. Martin Frk had 1A and 1 SOG, Marek Tvrdon had 1A, 7 of Toledo's 27 SOG, and 2 PIM. Jared Coreau stopped 31 of 37 shots.
Toledo Walleye Official Recap: 12.7.13 Toledo Collects A Point But Falls In OT 6-5
Official Walleye recap of the game. It sounds like the team is playing with much more energy, determination, and effort.
12.11.13 Toledo Walleye vs Cincinnati Cyclones- Box Score
The Walleye lost their 6th game in a row when they fell 3-2 to the Cincinnati Cyclones. Marek Tvrdon scored one of Toledo's goals and had a team leading 5 shots on goal. Martin Frk was a -1 and had 1 shot on goal. Coreau didn't play in this game because he's in Grand Rapids backing Thomas McCollum up while Petr Mrazek is in Detroit backing Jonas Gustavsson up.
Martin Frk is now tied for 3rd on the team in points with 10 (4G 6A) and Marek Tvrdon is tied for 2nd in goals with 6 and is 5th in points with 9 (6G 3A). You can go here to see the full team stats, but I warn you.. it's ugle.
The Griffins play back-to-back home games against the Milwaukee Admirals tonight and tomorrow night before heading to Iowa to take on the Wild on Wednesday night, then back to Van Andel on Friday to take on the Rockford IceHogs. Th Griffins currently have an impressive record of 17-5-1-1
The Walleye play back-to-back home games against the Evansville IceMen tonight and tomorrow night, then head to Evansville on Wednesday before playing back-to-back games in Kalamazoo against the Wings next Friday and Saturday. The Walleye currently have a record of 5-11-3-0 and are 21st out of 22 teams in the league.