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GRIFFINS TO OPEN PLAYOFFS AGAINST MARLIES

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Grand Rapids Griffins

TOR150404.jpgGRAND RAPIDS, Mich.The Midwest Division champion Grand Rapids Griffins will begin their quest to "Bring It Back" by opening the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs against the Toronto Marlies in the best-of-five Western Conference Quarterfinals.

The second-seeded Griffins and seventh-seeded Marlies will stage Games 1 and 2 at Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 before the series turns to Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, April 29 for the first of as many as three straight home games. The complete schedule is as follows:

2015 Calder Cup Playoffs - Western Conference Quarterfinals - Best-of-Five

Game 1

Sat., April 25

GRIFFINS at Toronto Marlies

3 p.m.

Game 2

Sun., April 26

GRIFFINS at Toronto Marlies

3 p.m.

Game 3

Wed., April 29

Toronto Marlies at GRIFFINS

7 p.m.

*Game 4

Sat., May 2

Toronto Marlies at GRIFFINS

7 p.m.

*Game 5

Sun., May 3

Toronto Marlies at GRIFFINS

5 p.m.

* If necessary    All times Eastern and subject to change.   
All games on Newsradio WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM and AHLLive.com.

The Griffins posted a 3-1 record in the season series against the Marlies, splitting a pair of games in Toronto (2-4 L on Dec. 2, 3-1 W on Feb. 4) and taking both clashes at Van Andel Arena in dominant fashion (7-1 W on Dec. 19, 7-2 W on April 4). Grand Rapids won both prior postseason meetings, beating the Marlies 4-2 in the 2013 conference semifinals on the way to the Calder Cup championship and 4-1 in the 2006 North Division Semifinals. The Griffins have achieved particular playoff success on the road against the Marlies, posting a cumulative 5-1 mark at Ricoh Coliseum.

Single-game playoff tickets are available at all Star Tickets locations, including The Zone, online through griffinshockey.com, by phone through Star Tickets at (800) 585-3737, or via the Griffins app for iPhone or Android. Available for all playoff home games, Playoff 4-Packs include four or more tickets at a savings of $3 per ticket plus no service fees. To purchase a Playoff 4-Pack, visitgriffinshockey.com/playoffs or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

Fans who want to experience every Griffins game at Van Andel Arena during the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs can purchase a Griffins Playoff Pass. Enjoy the same great seat at significant savings plus the convenience of the "pay-as-we-play" method of payment. To reserve your Griffins Playoff Pass, please call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2. 

Continuing a postseason tradition, the Griffins are extending their popular Friday promotion and will offer $2 beers and $2 hot dogs for all home playoff games for two hours after the doors open, while supplies last.