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SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The Calder Cup belongs to the Calder City!
The first championship in the Griffins’ 17 seasons, as well as the 27-year history of professional hockey in Grand Rapids, was secured on Tuesday with a 5-2 win over the Syracuse Crunch at the Onondaga County War Memorial.
Tomas Tatar, who scored twice in the Game 6 clincher, won the Jack A. Butterfield Trophy as the most valuable player in the Calder Cup Playoffs after totaling 21 points -- including a league-best 16 goals -- in 24 games.
All of West Michigan is invited to join in the Griffins’ championship rally on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Van Andel Arena. Doors open at 5, and the first 3,000 fans will receive a Griffins Calder Cup Champion t-shirt.
A tightly contested opening period that featured few scoring chances for either team saw the Crunch cash in once to take a lead into the intermission. ...