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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Battle Rockford IceHogs on Twitter

The Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford IceHogs have a history of mixing it up on the ice.

Today, the rivalry carried over onto Twitter.

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MHSAA Rules Changes in Hockey, Basketball and Wrestling

The Michigan High School Athletic Association has made a number of changes for the 2014-15 winter sports season.

Changes have been made to hockey, wrestling, and girls and boys basketball. Most changes focus on player safety.

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This Is What Happens When You Stop a Hockey Puck with Your Teeth

Wednesday night, the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins were at home, taking on the Iowa Wild.

Late in the first period, the Griffins' Mitch Callahan was in front of the net and took a puck to the face off a teammate's stick.

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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Defeats Slovenia and Russia; Clinches Group

The U.S. men's hockey team remained undefeated with two weekend wins and The Netherlands claimed the overall medals lead at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of this weekend's action in Sochi.

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Griffins Great Skate Winterfest is This Weekend

The Grand Rapids Griffins are having a great season.

They're leading their division by at least 10 points, and continue great play, even though so many stars of the team continue to make the trip east and play with the NHL's Detroit Red Wings.

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Griffins History: Grand Rapids Drops 4-3 Shootout to Toronto Marlies in Detroit [Video]

The Grand Rapids Griffins' first outdoor game in a history dating to 1996 was a memorable one.

The Griffins dropped a 4-3 shootout decision to the Toronto Marlies before 20,337 fans at Comerica Park in Detroit on Monday night

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Grand Rapids Griffins One Game Away From Calder Cup Championship

With 5:00 remaining in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals the Grand Rapids Griffins and Syracuse Crunch were tied 2-2.

Grand Rapids took a 3-2 lead with 4:49 left, then added another to secure a 4-2 win and a commanding 3-0 lead in the best of seven series.

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Watch Mr. T Score a Goal From Center Ice at Chicago Blackhawks Game

Chicago Blackhawks' fans are always into the game, from the national anthem to the final horn.

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Pond Hockey Returns to Reed’s Lake This Weekend

If you're a real hockey person, it just ain't the same unless you get to play a bit of "pond hockey," in the winter. That, my friend, it the true hockey fan/player.

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Hockey Is Back – Will You Be Watching? [Poll]

There is still some work to be done, including a vote on Wednesday, but it appears NHL hockey is set to return after a lengthy labor dispute.

Will you be watching?

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