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Coachella Valley Firebirds wins series, (3-1)

Coachella Valley Firebirds wins series, (3-1)

The Firebirds won three in a row, including an OT win in pivotal game 2, after dropping the series opener to the Calgary Wranglers.

Game 1 – Fri., May 3 – CALGARY 4, COACHELLA VALLEY 1
Game 2 – Sun., May 5 – COACHELLA VALLEY 4, CALGARY 3 (OT)
Game 3 – Wed., May 8 – COACHELLA VALLEY 7, Calgary 5
Game 4 – Fri., May 10 – COACHELLA VALLEY 3, Calgary 0

Acrisure Arena, Coachella Valley, CA.
Game 4 Firebirds defeat the Wranglers 3-0,
May 10, 2024, to Win the Series.

The Firebirds continue on their road to the Calder Cup, now face cross-town I10 rival, Ontario Reign, starting Wednesday May 15th for the Division Title!

See Full Playoff Schedule and Ticket Links Below!

The full schedule for the series is below, which will represent the first-ever postseason matchup between the two clubs. Ontario has advanced to the Pacific Division Finals for the first time since 2016, while the Firebirds will play in the round for the second consecutive year after advancing to the Calder Cup Finals in their first season of play during 2023.

Firebirds , John Hayden #15, warming up before game 4 of Round 2 of the Calder Cup Playoffs by Megan Ruth / Coachellavalley.com

Chris Driedger made 31 saves and finished out with a shutout, against a Wranglers offense that put 12 goals in over the first three games.

Chris Driedger shutout the Wranglers to Win the Series (3-1), May 10, 2024 at Acrisure Arena by Megan Ruth / Coachellavalley.com

“Chris Driedger was outstanding tonight,” Dan Bylsma, Firebirds Head Coach said. “They did have some chances in the first period and he was outstanding right to the end.”

Cale Fleury (the first of his playoff career) and Shane Wright (his first of the series) gave the Firebirds a 2-0 lead in the first period, and Devin Shore scored for the third game in a row. Cameron Hughes provided a pair of assists in the Coachella Valley Firebirds victory.

Cameron Hughes #19, Firebirds gets the victory over the Wranglers at Acrisure Arena, May 10, 2024
by Megan Ruth / Coachellavalley.com

Dustin Wolf finished with 29 saves in the loss for Calgary.

FIREBIRDS TO SQUARE OFF AGAINST ONTARIO REIGN IN ROUND THREE OF THE CALDER CUP PLAYOFFS

COACHELLA VALLEY AND ONTARIO’S BEST-OF-FIVE SERIES BEGINS THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 15TH AT ACRISURE ARENA

Following Coachella Valley’s series win over the Calgary Wranglers, the Firebirds will now face the Ontario Reign for Round 3 of the of the 2024 Calder Cup Playoffs. The best-of-five series will begin at Acrisure Arena on Wednesday, May 15th followed by game two on Friday, May 17th. Games three and four will take place at Toyota Arena and game five will be hosted back in Palm Desert (games four and five are if necessary). 

SCHEDULE

Wednesday, May 15 vs. ONT – 7pm PT

Friday, May 17 vs. ONT – 7pm PT

Sunday, May 19 @ ONT – 7pm PT

Friday, May 24 @.ONT – 7pm PT*

Sunday, May 26 vs.ONT – 3pm PT*

* if necessary

PLAYOFF TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!

Don’t wait, get your playoff tickets before it’s too late! Tickets can be purchased by visiting Ticketmaster or by visiting the Ticketmaster Box Office at Acisure Arena. Don’t forget to purchase parking in advance online at ParkWhiz.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Avoid the fees! Head to the Ticketmaster Box Office at Acrisure Arena and get your tickets in person. The box office is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on event days from 10 a.m. until the ticketed start time for concerts or end of the second intermission for hockey games.

WATCH PARTIES

#FuelTheFire with Spotlight29, the official partner of the 2024 postseason. Join your fellow Firebirds fans while the team is on the road for the official team watch party at the Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino! Doors open one hour prior to puck drop. The event is open to all ages.

GET YOUR GEAR!

The Firebirds team store is stocked with new playoff merchandise! Buy online in advance and skip the lines with priority pick-up options or stop by the team store outside of Acrisure Arena. Hours are listed below:

Sun-Mon: Closed

Tues-Thurs: 11am-7pm

Fri-Sat: 11am-8pm

*Game Days: 10am-2pm*

*Closed on Concert Days*



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