On Wednesday, the Grand Rapids Griffins released their schedule for the 2018-2019 regular season. It will mark the 23rd season for the Griffins Franchise and the 18th as a part of the American Hockey League.
The Griffins will open the regular season on the road when they travel to Texas to take on the Stars. The following the night, they will be in San Antonio to face the Rampage. Those two games will be the first of eight match ups against both Texas teams who are now a part of the Central Division. They will open up their home slate on October 12 when they host the Hershey Bears.
Out of the 38 regular season home games scheduled, 25 are scheduled for either Friday or Saturday night. They will face the Belleville Senators and the Ontario Reign for the first time in franchise history. The Griffins will head to Canada for back to back games vs the Senators on October 26-27 and then host the Ottawa affiliate on January 11-12. Grand Rapids will host Ontario on Friday, November 16 before heading out West to Southern California on Wednesday April 3.
Grand Rapids will host the Rockford IceHogs for their annual Wednesday matinee game and will also host the IceHogs for the annual New Years Eve match up. The Griffins also have two Sunday afternoon game on the schedule.
The Cleveland Monsters have moved to the Eastern Conference North Division, but the two teams will still meet four time during the regular season. The Griffins will host the Monsters on December 19 and 29 and then head to Cleveland for match ups on November 4 and December 28.
The Griffins will again have the ever popular Winning Wednesday special this season with 10 Wednesday home games. If the Griffins win during a Wednesday home game, with the final Wednesday game as the exception, every fan in attendance can trade in their ticket from that game for free admission into the next Wednesday home game.
Grand Rapids will wrap up their home schedule on Friday April 12 against the Manitoba Moose, who beat the Griffins in five games in the Central Division Semi-Finals last season. They will wrap up the regular season on the following night when they travel to Milwaukee to face Central Division Rivals in the Admirals.
The Griffins will have to play three nights in a row three times. The dates are November 2-4, December 14-16, and March 29-31. Grand Rapids will play seven straight at home from February 6-22 marking their longest home stand of the season. From March 16-26, they will play six straight on the road marking their longest road trip of the season.
The Full Season Schedule can be seen below:
Fri., Oct. 5 @ Texas Stars 8 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 6 @ San Antonio Rampage 8 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 12 HERSHEY BEARS 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 13 @ Chicago Wolves 8 p.m.
Wed., Oct. 17 TEXAS STARS 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 20 CHICAGO WOLVES 7 p.m.
Fri., Oct. 26 @ Belleville Senators 7 p.m.
Sat., Oct. 27 @ Belleville Senators 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 2 IOWA WILD 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 3 MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS 7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 4 @ Cleveland Monsters 5 p.m.
Thu., Nov. 8 @ Manitoba Moose 8 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 10 @ Manitoba Moose 7 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 14 ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 11 a.m.
Fri., Nov. 16 ONTARIO REIGN 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 17 MANITOBA MOOSE 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 23 MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS 7 p.m.
Sat., Nov. 24 @ Chicago Wolves 8 p.m.
Mon., Nov. 26 @ Iowa Wild 8 p.m.
Wed., Nov. 28 CHICAGO WOLVES 7 p.m.
Fri., Nov. 30 SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 1 TEXAS STARS 7 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 5 SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 7 @ Rockford IceHogs 8 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 8 @ Iowa Wild 8 p.m.
Tue., Dec. 11 @ Milwaukee Admirals 8 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 14 ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 15 MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS 7 p.m.
Sun., Dec. 16 @ Rockford IceHogs 6 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 19 CLEVELAND MONSTERS 7 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 21 @ Manitoba Moose 8 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 22 @ Manitoba Moose 3 p.m.
Fri., Dec. 28 @ Cleveland Monsters 7 p.m.
Sat., Dec. 29 CLEVELAND MONSTERS 7 p.m.
Mon., Dec. 31 ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 6 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 4 @ Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins 7:05 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 5 @ Hershey Bears 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 9 @ Milwaukee Admirals 8 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 11 BELLEVILLE SENATORS 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 12 BELLEVILLE SENATORS 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 16 @ Chicago Wolves 8 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 18 @ Rockford IceHogs 8 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 19 MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS 7 p.m.
Wed., Jan. 23 MANITOBA MOOSE 7 p.m.
Fri., Jan. 25 SAN JOSE BARRACUDA 7 p.m.
Sat., Jan. 26 SAN JOSE BARRACUDA 7 p.m.
Thu., Jan. 31 @ Texas Stars 8 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 1 @ San Antonio Rampage 8:30 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 6 MANITOBA MOOSE 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 9 WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON PENGUINS 7 p.m.
Sun., Feb. 10 CHICAGO WOLVES 4 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 15 SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 16 SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE 7 p.m.
Wed., Feb. 20 ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 7 p.m.
Fri., Feb. 22 TEXAS STARS 7 p.m.
Sat., Feb. 23 @ Chicago Wolves 8 p.m.
Sat., March 2 @ Rockford IceHogs 7 p.m.
Wed., March 6 TEXAS STARS 7 p.m.
Fri., March 8 IOWA WILD 7 p.m.
Sat., March 9 @ Milwaukee Admirals 8 p.m.
Fri., March 15 ROCKFORD ICEHOGS 7 p.m.
Sat., March 16 @ Milwaukee Admirals 7 p.m.
Tue., March 19 @ San Antonio Rampage 8 p.m.
Wed., March 20 @ Texas Stars 8 p.m.
Sat., March 23 @ Texas Stars 8 p.m.
Sun., March 24 @ San Antonio Rampage 4 p.m.
Tue., March 26 @ Iowa Wild 8 p.m.
Fri., March 29 CHICAGO WOLVES 7 p.m.
Sat., March 30 @ Rockford IceHogs 7 p.m.
Sun., March 31 MILWAUKEE ADMIRALS 4 p.m.
Wed., April 3 @ Ontario Reign 10 p.m.
Fri., April 5 @ San Jose Barracuda 10 p.m.
Sat., April 6 @ San Jose Barracuda 4:15 p.m.
Wed., April 10 IOWA WILD 7 p.m.
Fri., April 12 MANITOBA MOOSE 7 p.m.
Sat., April 13 @ Milwaukee Admirals 7 p.m