Griffins lead

One way or ‘tother, Grand Rapids has a 2-0 lead in the Calder Cup Final after Sunday’s 6-4 win in Syracuse. Sounds as if there was much wackiness in the second period, including a puck that went through the net (bah, it’s been done) and an error in resetting the clock. Wild, but it’s a big lead for the Griffins, who could close things out as soon as Friday unless the Crunch get cracking. Game 1 on Saturday was a 3-1 Griffins win with a power-play empty-netter. The Crunch never caught up after Mitch Callahan’s goal 6:45 into the game, though they thought they should have when a power-play goal was disallowed for a player obstructing the goalie in the crease (sounds a bit like the night the Sound Tigers were eliminated). Former Sound Tigers defenseman Brett Skinner was scratched for Danny DeKeyser, back from injury and Detroit.

One more high school game left for me. If you know that Christian Keator and Ryan Corcoran are two St. Joseph hockey standouts as well as lacrosse standouts, you’ll understand why this Saturday tweet was my favorite in a while.

And Drazen Petrovic has been gone 20 years? Unreal.

Michael Fornabaio