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Griffins hockey is returning to TV - WoodTV

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Fans of the Grand Rapids Griffins can catch 10 regular-season games this year thanks to a partnership with WXSP-TV.

WXSP’s coverage kicks off on Friday, Oct. 15 when the Griffins take on the Rockford IceHogs in the season opener at Van Andel Arena, beginning at 7 p.m.

Griffins announcer Bob Kaser returns to the booth this season after recovering from heart surgery in February. WOOD TV8 sports anchor Larry Figurski — who has spent 21 seasons as a Griffins color analyst — and Lou Rabaut will share color commentating duties on the Griffins telecasts, which will be simulcast on WOOD 106.9 FM/1300 AM.

and speaking of the Griffins...

GRIFFINS ANNOUNCE FAN EXPERIENCE POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS FOR 2021-22 SEASON - Griffinshockey

Van Andel Arena has adopted a no-bag policy, reducing contact between guests and security staff by eliminating the need to search these items. This is part of ongoing efforts to promote a contact-free experience. Note that medical bags and small clutches no larger than 4.5” x 6.5” will be permitted, as will bags used for carrying skates into the arena during games featuring a post-game skate. Bags in the medical/essential category will be screened in a secondary screening area.

No masks/tests/vax cards required either.

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