Hockey players are like children: they are often missing teeth, are placed in a timeout box when they get into a fight, and their legs can be rubbed for good luck. Give yourself the luck of a child with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $24, you get two lower-level tickets to a Grand Rapids Griffins home hockey game at Van Andel Arena (a $48 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Lake Erie Monsters on Wednesday, November 2, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Rockford IceHogs on Wednesday, November 9, at 12 p.m.
- Against the Hamilton Bulldogs on Wednesday, November 23, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Oklahoma City Barons on Sunday, November 27, at 5 p.m.<p>
All tickets for this Groupon are placed as close to center ice as possible.
The primary AHL affiliate of the legendary Detroit Red Wings, the Grand Rapids Griffins set out to earn their place in hockey mythology and position themselves for playoff contention early in the 2011–12 season. Head Coach Curt Fraser draws on his vast reserves of NHL experience to keep line changes as crisp as the on-ice temperatures and ensure that his stars’ amalgamation of animal parts stay in tune. As the Griffins soar into the next challenging stretch of their home schedule, Coach Fraser will turn to a roster replete with seasoned pucksters hungry for a shot at the big leagues. Winger Chris Conner shores up the front line with virtuosic blade work, carving up defenses and bewildering goalies with life-size ice sculptures of his likeness. Meanwhile, the team’s own star net-minder, Joey MacDonald, takes lessons learned as a backup goalie with the Red Wings to cover the ice in front of his net with slippery octopuses.
Fans seated in the lower-level section of Van Andel Arena enjoy center-ice views of all the hockey action. As more than 110 Griffin alumni have strapped on skates in the NHL, each game brings with it the possibility of watching a future star earn his first hat trick or his first penalty for stuffing cold ice down the backs of opponents’ jerseys.
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