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Griffins Get Five More
GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids Griffins made it official last week by extending its affiliation with the Detroit Red Wings for another five years.
The Griffins and Red Wings began their relationship with a five-year agreement in 2002, and the extension means the affiliation will last until 2012.
Dan and Pamella DeVos and Dave Van Andel own the Griffins, an American Hockey League franchise. The Mike Ilitch family owns the National Hockey League’s Red Wings.
The Griffins are hosting a practice and autograph session with the Red Wings Wednesday at Van Andel Arena.