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Bobblefists Giveaway and Russian Bar Trio Set for Next Weekend

March 22, 2012 - American Hockey League (AHL) - Grand Rapids Griffins News Release

Friday, March 30, 2012 vs. Charlotte Checkers

Presented by Great Lakes Chemical Services

Time : 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena (doors open at 6 p.m.).

'90s Night : Van Andel Arena will travel back in time, as the game's music, fashion, videos and contests will be '90s-themed.

Dollar Beers and Hot Dogs : Enjoy $1 hot dogs and $1 domestic drafts from 6-8 p.m., while supplies last.

Free Ride Friday : Ride the Rapid to and from any Friday game and enjoy complimentary fare by showing your ticket to the game. Visit for schedule information, routes and maps.

College Night : College students can show their ID to purchase a lower bowl ticket for $13 (or $11 in advance at The Zone) and stop by the McFadden's concourse table to receive a free pass to the post-game party at McFadden's.

Tune Up the Trumpet : Trumpet player Jack Misner will be on hand to provide trumpet chants throughout the game.

Get in the D-ZONE : Every Friday night is a Griffins WGRD D-Zone night. Avoid the concession lines and get your $1 beers and $1 hot dogs served to you in your seats. Call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit to get your tickets today.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 vs. Oklahoma City Barons

Presented by Appletree Christian Learning Centers

Time : 7 p.m. at Van Andel Arena (doors open at 6 p.m.).

Greg Amadio Bobblefists Giveaway : Courtesy of Appletree Christian Learning Centers, 2,500 fans will be going home with Greg Amadio Bobblefists.

Russian Bar Trio : Returning to Van Andel Arena for a second season are the Russian Bar Trio, the amazing balancing act seen on America's Got Talent. They will entertain fans during the second intermission.

"Put A Lid On It" Bike Giveaway : Noah Krakowski, 11, of Rockford will receive a new bike during a second-period timeout, courtesy of the Griffins' "Put A Lid On It" helmet safety program presented by Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. His name was chosen at random from more than 600 children who visited during the past year and made a pledge to always wear their helmets when riding their bikes. For more information on the program or to make a helmet pledge, visit

J&H Family Stores Post-Game Open Skate : Bring your skates to the rink and take to the ice after the game.

Fan 4 Pack : Receive four tickets and $12 in concession cash for a great low price. Click here or call (616) 774-4585 ext. 2.

Reading Goals : Children with Griff's Reading Goals bookmarks who have completed the required three hours of reading can redeem their bookmark for two free upper level tickets to this game.

Love for Lokomotiv : For the final time this season, the wives and girlfriends of Griffins players -- a.k.a. the "Better Halves" -- will be at the Griffins Booster Club table on the concourse selling $10 "Love for Lokomotiv" silicone memory bracelets. All proceeds will benefit Love for Lokomotiv, a foundation established to support the families of the victims of the tragic Sept. 7 plane crash in Russia that claimed the lives of 44 people, including the entire roster and coaching staff of the Kontinental Hockey League's Lokomotiv Yaroslavl. Included among the victims were three former members of the Griffins: forward Pavol Demitra, defenseman Karel Rachunek and goaltender Stefan Liv .

Ticket Information

Tickets for all 2011-12 Grand Rapids Griffins home games may be purchased:

- In person at all Star Tickets outlets, West Michigan Meijer locations, and at The Zone on the west side of Van Andel Arena;

- By phone through Star Tickets at (616) 222-4000 or (800) 585-3737;

- Online at ;

- For season ticket packages please call 616-774-4585;

- For group information please visit .

Advance ticket prices are $14, $16 and $18 in the arena's upper level, and $18, $22, $26 and $32 in the lower level. (Additional $2 per ticket on day of game.) For Sunday-Thursday games, a limited number of advance-purchase, upper level tickets will go on sale for just $8 one week prior to each contest.

MOS Corner Office : Presented by Michigan Office Solutions, this section, located on the terrace level above section 118, provides the best seats in the house for groups of up to 30 people, with La-Z-Boy chairs and an array of unprecedented amenities. Call (616) 774-4585.

Social Media Specials : Special discounts on lower and upper bowl tickets are often available for fans that follow the Griffins on Facebook and Twitter.

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