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#1 Aussie_Wing

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 02:34 AM

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GAME 2

Friday October 14th, 7:00 PM EDT
Toronto Marlies (1-0-0-0) @ Grand Rapids Griffins (0-1-0-0)


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Preview:

The Griffins play their first game of the season at Van Andel Arena with the hope of collecting their first points of the season. They lost their season debut to Rockford after conceding a late goal in the 3rd period. Willie Coetzee and Jamie Johnson scored for the Griffins. Aubry, Parkes and Callahan made their AHL debuts, and Callahan had a fight. MacDonald, who got the start in the opener, is expected to get the start tonight to be backed up by Jordan Pearce.

Possible line-up:

Nyquist Andersson Conner
Tatar Johnson Pare
Coetzee Raedeke Callahan
Ferraro Aubry Parkes

Janik - Ehrhardt
Exelby Lashoff
Pyett Amadio
(Piche)

MacDonald
Pearce

Team leaders:

Goals: Coetzee, Johnson (1)
Assists: Conner, Ferraro, Nyquist, Tatar (1)
PIMS: Callahan, Amadio (5)
Plus/Minus: 14 tied (E)

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

A short video by Fraser as to his thoughts for the season. He sounds really optimistic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7LEmVvF0x4&feature=player_embedded

GRAND RAPIDS -- Even though the Grand Rapids Griffins dropped their season opener at Rockford 3-2 on Saturday night, fourth-year coach Curt Fraser had nothing but positive things to say about his teams performance.

He loved the way the Griffins competed in a fast-paced game, thought the power play was strong and thought every player found a way to contribute. The Griffins got contributions from several of their younger players in the opener.

Second-year forward Willie Coetzee scored his first career goal and rookie forward Landon Ferraro notched his first assist. Rookie forwards Louis-Marc Aubry, Mitch Callahan and Trevor Parkes also made strong pro debuts.

We've got a good group of young, talented forwards, I hope they all stick.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:01 PM

Glad to be watching the Griffins again. They're predicting a Callahan fight tonight in the pre-game broadcast. The top three lines all look dangerous.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:33 PM

Willie Coetzee!!! :siren: Ties it up for GR.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 06:50 PM

Gustav scores with a couple of seconds left in the period, Griffins up 2-1 after one. :thumbup:

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 07:13 PM

Callahan fights Finger. Draw with not much landing.

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Posted 14 October 2011 - 09:25 PM

Griffins hold on to win 3-2. Good performance, they worked hard, and had a key 5-on-3 PK in the second.

Nyquist a G+A, Coetzee another goal, Parkes and Andersson with assists.

It's gonna be fun watching Gus play! :thumbup:

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 12:48 AM

The Griffins looked great tonight. Dare to say better than they looked all of last year. Much faster, generating much more opportunities, and especially against a team that played them really hard last season.

The Griffins handled the Marlies pretty thoroughly tonight with the exception of portions of the 1st and after they pulled their goalie in the 3rd, but it never felt like the Marlies were actually in it.

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Posted 15 October 2011 - 01:09 PM

callahan vs finger

http://www.nhlfightc...iffins-ahl.html

like WorkingOvertime said, not much of a fight but finger lands a good uppercut. slight edge finger.
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Posted 15 October 2011 - 05:42 PM

callahan vs finger

http://www.nhlfightc...iffins-ahl.html

like WorkingOvertime said, not much of a fight but finger lands a good uppercut. slight edge finger.


Im going with a draw on this one, the uppercut by finger missed and clipped his helmet, nothing landed by either. He seemed a little bit more settled in this one though, wasn't throwing for the KO, he'll get better with every fight as he gets used to GR. Thanks again rw19.
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