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Grand Rapids Griffins | Sport Notes: Griffins at Gulls

Griffins Sport #16 * Highway Sport #10 * AHL Sport #223

Season Collection: 2-1-0-0 HomeSeries: 1-1-0-0 Highway Collection: 1-0-0-0
All-Time Collection:
6-3-0-0 All-Time Dwelling Collection: 3-2-0-0 All-Time Highway Collection: 3-1-0-0

Griffins at Gulls
Fourth of 4 conferences total, second of two at Pechanga Enviornment…Final night time’s contest was the primary assembly between the 2 franchises in San Diego since Dec. 17, 2020…Grand Rapids holds a 30-13-2-0-0 all -time report (0.711) in opposition to Anaheim’s AHL associates, together with 22-10-2-0-0 in opposition to the Cincinnati Mighty Geese, 2-0-0-0 in opposition to the Iowa Chops and 6-3-0-0 in opposition to San Diego… The Gulls are 1-5-0-0 at house whereas the Griffins are 4-5-0-0 on the street…San Diego averages 2.80 objectives a sport and concedes 3.33 tallies…The Griffins’ eight objectives on Oct 15 in opposition to San Diego tied for the fifth-highest scoring house sport in franchise historical past…By three video games of the season sequence, the Griffins and Gulls have scored a mixed 32 objectives, or 10.7 objectives per sport…The Griffins are 16-18-2-3 (0.474) all-time in opposition to present Pacific-Division foes within the common season, together with 7-8-2-1 (0.472) on the street…Grand Rapids is 14-15-2- 3 (0.485) in opposition to present California groups…That is the ultimate g Ame of the season for Grand Rapids in opposition to the Pacific Division…San Diego’s 4-2 win on Oct. 10, 2015 in opposition to Grand Rapids got here throughout its AHL debut.

Final Time Out
Taro Hirose’s
first hat trick as a professional led the Griffins to a 6-5 win over the San Diego Gulls at Pechanga Enviornment on Friday. The previous Spartan had 4 factors within the contest (3-1–4), in addition to the game-winning objective with 1:29 left within the sport. Hirose battled with the Gulls’ protection, however fought by means of the contact and flung the puck behind Lukas Dostal for the win. Grand Rapids transformed 4 of seven power-play alternatives within the contest, together with its first three. The Griffins gained in a staff effort, as Joel L’Esperance (0-2–2), Austin Czarnik (1-1–2), Albert Johansson (0-2–2) and Jared McIsaac (0-2–2) all recorded two factors.

Roster Shake Up
Nov. 5—F Austin Czarnik recalled by Detroit
– Nov. 7—D Seth Barton reassigned from Toledo by Detroit; F Austin Czarnik and F Matt Luff reassigned by Detroit
– Nov. 8—F Austin Czarnik and F Matt Luff recalled by Detroit
– Nov. 10—F Jonatan Berggren and F Givani Smith recalled by Detroit
– Nov. 11—F Givani Smith reassigned by Detroit; G John Lethemon assigned to Toledo by Grand Rapids
– Nov. 12—F Trenton Bliss reassigned to Toledo by Grand Rapids
– Nov. 13—F Trenton Bliss recalled by Grand Rapids
– Nov. 18—F Austin Czarnik reassigned by Detroit

This Date in Griffins Historical past
2005: Griffins dig out of a 2-0 gap for the third straight sport, tying a franchise report with 5 third-period objectives in a 5-3 victory at Cleveland.

Seize the Confetti
The Griffins competed of their one thousandth regular-season house contest (557-331-15-37-60) on Wednesday versus the Rockford IceHogs, falling 5-1. The franchise appeared in its 2000th regular-season sport (1050-736-27-71-119) final Wednesday, Nov. 9 at Cleveland. The Griffins are additionally seven street wins away from 500 as a franchise (493-406-12-34-59).

Criss Cross Applesauce
rookies Cross Hanas had himself fairly the weekend from Nov. 11-12, compiling 4 factors (2-2—4) in two video games. Hanas performed the function of hero on Nov. 11 in opposition to Toronto with an extra time winner to cap off his season-high three-point night time (1-2—3). He returned the next day and tallied the game-tying objective with 10 seconds remaining to garner some extent for the Griffins in a 3-2 extra time defeat. Hanas leads the staff with seven objectives, which additionally ranks second amongst rookies within the AHL, and his 12 factors (7-5—12) are tied for fourth on the circuit amongst first-year gamers.

Pontus Pilate
After a gradual begin that noticed him tally one level (0-1—1) within the first seven video games, Pontus Andreasson You’ve got issues occurring the offensive aspect of the ice. Andreasson has pushed the Griffins’ offense as of late with a three-game level streak (2-3—5) from Nov. 9-12 and has eight factors within the final seven outings (3-5—8). The Munkedal, Sweden, native bagged his first objective in North America on Nov. 11 in opposition to Toronto to conclude a three-point contest (2-1—3). In 2021-22 within the Swedish Hockey League, Andreasson completed second within the Rookie of the 12 months voting when he totaled 38 factors (18-20—38) in 52 video games. The 24-year-old signed a one-year contract with Detroit this previous offseason.

Take the Over
The Griffins averaged simply 2.75 objectives a sport in the course of the 2021-22 season whereas giving up 3.16. Nonetheless, this marketing campaign has been a lot totally different, as Grand Rapids is averaging 3.33 objectives whereas conceding 4.20. Ten of their 15 video games to date have had seven or extra whole objectives scored, with six of these contests having eight or extra tallies. The Griffins haven’t had a sport that has seen fewer than 5 objectives.

Scorching Begins
It appears as if each franchise within the American Hockey League has had a promising begin to the season. In actual fact, 26 of the 32 groups within the AHL are 0.500 or above coming into Saturday. Within the Central Division, each staff is above 0.500 apart from the reigning Calder Cup champions, the Chicago Wolves (0.458). Each staff within the Atlantic and eight of the ten groups within the Pacific are above the 0.500 mark. The odd division out is the North, the place three of the seven groups are under 0.500.

Can We Skip the Second?
The Griffins have struggled in second intervals in the course of the month of November. By eight video games in November, Grand Rapids has been outscored 19-5 in the course of the center body and have but to win a second interval this month. The final time the Griffins gained a second interval was on Oct. 30 once they got here away with a 2-1 edge over the Texas Stars in interval two. Regardless of outshooting its opponents 151-131 within the second interval this season, Grand Rapids has been outscored 26-19.

Leaping for Joel
Joel L’Esperance
noticed his team-high five-game level streak (2-4—6) come to an finish on Nov. 9 at Cleveland. Nonetheless, L’Esperance nonetheless has 10 factors (4-6—10) in his final 10 appearances. The Brighton, Mich., native is second on the roster with 13 factors (6-7—13) within the first 15 video games to start his profession in Grand Rapids. L’Esperance signed a two-year contract with the Griffins this previous offseason.

Inching Nearer to No. 200
Jonathan Berggren
made his NHL debut with Detroit on Thursday, Nov. 10, turning into the 196th Griffins alumnus to compete within the NHL. On Sunday, Nov. 6, ahead Austin Czarnik grew to become the 195th Griffin to look within the NHL when he made his Crimson Wings debut. beforehand, Matt Luff grew to become the 194th Griffin within the NHL when he made his season debut with Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 27 on the Boston Bruins.

Younger Weapons
rookies simon edvinsson and Cross Hanas have made their presences recognized to start their AHL careers. Edvinsson, the sixth total choose within the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, is tied for sixth amongst first-year gamers with seven assists. With seven objectives in 15 video games, Hanas is second amongst rookies within the AHL.

Bobbing for Apples
Taro Hirose
has been recognized for his passing talents all through 4 seasons with the Griffins. In actual fact, the previous Michigan State Spartan has had at the very least 22 assists in every AHL marketing campaign in his profession. This season has been no totally different, as Hirose has totaled a team-leading 12 helpers in 15 video games, which is tied for fifth within the league and his 9 power-play assists rank first within the AHL. Hirose tallied his first professional hat trick on Nov. 18 at San Diego throughout a four-point night time and has factors in 11 of the 15 contests this season.

AHL Leaderboard Tracker
Austin Czarnik—4 power-play objectives are tied for fourth
Simon Edvinsson—Seven assists are tied for sixth amongst rookies
Cross Hanas—Seven objectives are second amongst rookies, 12 factors (7-5—12) are tied for fourth amongst first-year gamers
Taro Hirose—12 assists are tied fifth, 9 power-play assists rank first
Donovan Sebrango—Three objectives are tied for seventh amongst defensemen

Austin Czarnik recorded his a hundred and fiftieth help within the AHL on Nov. 18 at San Diego throughout a 6-5 victory.
Joel L’Esperance—One level from 150 within the AHL


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