The Midwest Division-leading Grand Rapids Griffins won a pair of games over the weekend.
Led by Tomas Tatar’s hat trick, the Griffins defeated the Hamilton Bulldogs 5-1 on Friday at
On Saturday, Rookie goaltender Petr Mrazek earned his first professional shutout as the Griffins beat the Abbotsford Heat 1-0 at Van Andel Arena. Adam Almquist scored the game’s only goal late in the opening period, then he sacrificed his body by sliding to block Brett Carson’s slap shot as time expired to put an exclamation point on the Midwest Division leaders’ triumph over the Heat, the top team in the North Division. The game included a fight at center ice -- before the puck was even dropped.
NEXT GAME: the Griffins host the Houston Aeros on Wednesday night.