Firebirds gave Campbell plenty of opportunities to learn

Two years ago, Jessica Campbell made history when she became the first woman to work as a full-time assistant coach in the American Hockey League. Now after two incredibly successful seasons with the Coachella Valley Firebirds, Campbell will break through the same barrier in the National Hockey League.

Huntington shares Cup moment with biggest fans

Brad Schultz knew that he had to get his family back to Pennsylvania. Sure, it meant an 800-mile drive, but in the Calder Cup Finals, you do what you have to do. So Brad and his son, 15-year-old Cooper, packed up the car and hit the highway.

‘Crushing’ end won’t overshadow Firebirds’ season

When the pain finally recedes, the Coachella Valley Firebirds will have plenty to be proud of. It starts with bringing hockey to a rabid fan base in what was very recently a patch of open desert off Interstate 10 in southern California.

New faces spark Bears to latest Calder Cup championship

Matt Strome was with the Bears last season, a fill-in player who appeared in 34 regular-season games and none in the Calder Cup Playoffs. This year, he was a scratch for the team’s first nine games, not making his season debut until Nov. 3. He was in and out of the postseason lineup. And last night, he became a Calder Cup hero.

Game 5 an Acrisure Arena farewell for Bylsma

Win or lose, tonight is the end of an era for Dan Bylsma. The new head coach of the Seattle Kraken will stand behind the home bench at Acrisure Arena for the final time when his Coachella Valley Firebirds host Game 5 of the Calder Cup Finals.

Game 4 adjustments help Bears pull back even

Going into Game 4 of the Calder Cup Finals last night, the Hershey Bears decided to look at their predicament in a different light. Something had to change – and quickly – or it risked the Firebirds turning this entire series into a rout.