Griffins Frustrate IceHogs Again with 3-1 Win
The Griffins turned in another spirited win over the Rockford IceHogs in front of a near capacity crowd to start Grand Rapids' New Years Eve celebration early. The game was expected to a be a physical contest after Grand Rapids won a fight filled 4-2 contest earlier in the month, and the crowd was not disappointed. The home team got goals from Ferraro (10) and Tatar (12,13) while at the other end of the ice Mrazek stopped 28 of 29 shots for his 11th win of the season. The Griffins, already forced to call in reinforcements before the game, lost Frankie Pare and Landon Ferraro to injury in the second period.