Detroit Red Wings fans around the state of Michigan wanting to catch a glimpse of the team’s future playing for the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins will be able to do so without making the drive to Grand Rapids.
Ten Grand Rapids Griffins regular-season games at Van Andel Arena during the 2021-22 campaign will be televised live to fans across West Michigan on WXSP-TV, thanks to a broadcast agreement finalized earlier this week.
Hockey is back in 8 days!
Are you ready???
— Grand Rapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) October 7, 2021
It’s the second consecutive year that WXSP is serving as the exclusive live in-market television partner for the AHL Griffins. A sister station to WOOD TV8 and WOTV, WXSP can be found on all local cable systems. As well, it’s also available on a series of low-power channels across the region. This list is including Grand Rapids (WOLP channel 27), Holland (WOHO ch. 33), Muskegon (WOMS ch. 29), Kalamazoo (WOKZ ch. 50) and Battle Creek (WOBC ch. 14).
The slate of games on WXSP launches Friday, October 15 when the Rockford IceHogs visit Van Andel Arena at 7 p.m.
Around The League
Colorado: Avalanche coach Jared Bednar has tested positive for COVID-19.
Edmonton: No one ever is suffering an injury in a hockey fight? Tell that to Edmonton Oilers’ Zack Kassian, rendered unconscious in a scrap with Zach MacEwen of the Vancouver Canucks during an NHL preseason game on Thursday.
Detroit: Will center Joe Veleno be starting the 2021-22 season in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins? Veleno emphatically stated his case for a job in Detroit during the Red Wings’ 4-2 NHL preseason win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Joe Veleno had all the juice on that shot. pic.twitter.com/mEGJFi9kNY
— NHL (@NHL) October 8, 2021
Washington: Journeyman NHL defenseman Matt Irwin is also hopeful that he’ll be sticking with the Washington Capitals.
Vancouver: Chances are Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle will soon be breaking the long-standing NHL iron-man record of Canucks adviser Doug Jarvis.
Vegas: The battles for the final spots on the Golden Knights roster are really starting to heat up.