Griffins win Game 5, advance to Calder Cup Finals


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Grand Rapids Griffins are Western Conference Champions and heading to the Calder Cup Finals.

Playing Game 5 at home at Van Andel Arena on Saturday, the Griffins beat the San Jose Barracuda 4-2 and took the series 4-1.

==Watch highlights from the game above.==

The Griffins will take on the Syracuse Crunch in the 2017 Calder Cup Finals.

It will be there second head-to-head meeting in the American Hockey League championship series in the last five years. In 2013, the Griffins beat the Crunch to win the Calder Cup.

Game 1 of the best-of-seven series is set for Friday, June 2 at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.

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