Wright’s game growing in ‘leaps and bounds’

So much of Shane Wright’s work this season has centered around the less glamorous but absolutely vital parts of the game. But the results may have put him in position for a full-time role in Seattle next year.

Firebirds put on a show in Game 3

This was the Coachella Valley Firebirds putting on a show. Back on home ice for the first time since May 31, the Firebirds handed the visiting Bears a 6-2 loss in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals and took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Firebirds’ return home a long time coming

A lot has happened since the Coachella Valley Firebirds last skated on Acrisure Arena ice 18 days ago, when they took a 2-0 series lead on Milwaukee in the Western Conference Finals.

Bears hoping to be recharged for Game 2

After a long, emotional series in the conference finals, the Hershey Bears dropped Game 1 of the Finals and find themselves hoping to right the ship before the series heads west.

Firebirds draw first blood in Finals

John Hayden and Ryan Winterton scored twice apiece as the Coachella Valley Firebirds opened the 2024 Calder Cup Finals with a 4-3 win over the Hershey Bears at Giant Center on Friday night.

Finals rematch rife with story lines

Dan Bylsma knows a juicy storyline when he sees it. It’s mid-June, and Bylsma’s Coachella Valley Firebirds are fighting with their new cross-country rival, the Hershey Bears, for the Calder Cup. Again.