(VIDEO) Firebirds repeat as Western Conference champions

by Publisher CoachellaValley | June 8, 2024 9:38 pm

The Coachella Valley Firebirds have been crowned the Western Conference Champions for a second time in a row, and advance to the Calder Cup Finals.


The Firebirds defeated the Milwaukee Admirals in game five on Saturday night by the final score of 5-1 to win in the best-of-seven Western Conference Finals four games to one.

Firebird fans travel to Milwaukee to be a part of the historical win!

John Hayden netted the first postseason hat-trick in Firebirds history while Cale Fleury added three assists to help the Firebirds to victory on Saturday night in Milwaukee. Chris Driedger made 32 saves in the win. Coachella Valley scored four goals in the first and one in the second period.

Firebird fans sport their Fire Beards!

The Firebirds are the fourth club in American Hockey League history to reach the Calder Cup Finals in each of its first two seasons of play, joining the Syracuse Stars (1937-38), the Nova Scotia Voyageurs (1972-73) and the Maine Mariners (1978-79).

Led by former Stanley Cup winning head coach Dan Bylsma, the Firebirds, top development team of the NHL’s Seattle Kraken, won the Pacific Division during the 2023-24 regular season with a record of 46-15-6-5 (103 points).

They have gone 10-2 thus far in the Calder Cup Playoffs while eliminating the Calgary Wranglers (3-1), Ontario Reign (3-0) and Milwaukee Admirals (4-1).

By Craige Campbell/ CoachellaValley.com

Coachella Valley will now await the winner of the Hershey Bears/Cleveland Monsters series. Times and dates for the Calder Cup Finals are to be determined. 

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