The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday announced their schedule for the 2020-21 American Hockey League season. It will mark the franchise’s 25th campaign overall, 20th as members of the AHL and 19th as the primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings.
The Griffins will begin their 30-game schedule on the road at 8 p.m. Feb. 5 against the Chicago Wolves.
Grand Rapids will make its home debut at 4 p.m. Feb. 20 at Van Andel Arena against the Cleveland Monsters.
The Griffins’ schedule will be comprised exclusively of Central Division rivals, with 10 games against Chicago, eight versus both Cleveland and the Rockford IceHogs, and four against the Iowa Wild. Cleveland has returned to the Central Division and Western Conference after a two-year stint in the Eastern Conference’s North Division.
The Griffins will commence their training camp on Jan. 31 at Van Andel Arena.
While the Griffins said they remain hopeful for the potential to host fans at Van Andel Arena at some point, it is anticipated the season will begin without fans in attendance.