Pre-season hockey kicks off in less then two months with games scheduled in Windsor and Indiana, the Grand Rapids Griffins said Wednesday.

The Griffins said they'll take to the ice to get ready for the 2014-15 seasons with a pair of games against the Lake Erie Monsters in Windsor, Ontario and Fort Wayne, Ind., scheduled for the first weekend in October.

Last year, both teams split their pre-season games, with the Griffins taking the win in a 3-2 shootout and Lake Erie responding with a 2-0 shutout the next night.

The Fort Wayne game, scheduled Oct. 4, marks a return for the Griffins after a 15-year absence.

Regular season tickets are on sale now, with single-game tickets set for release in September. The season opener is Oct. 10.