Coachella Valley Firebirds

Coachella Valley Firebirds

Leagues Played
AHL 72
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Fixtures

AHL 10/16 19:00 - КАЛ Флеймс vs Coachella Valley Firebirds - View
AHL 10/18 01:00 - КАЛ Флеймс vs Coachella Valley Firebirds - View
AHL 10/22 01:00 - Coachella Valley Firebirds vs АББ Канукс - View
AHL 10/23 21:00 - Coachella Valley Firebirds vs АББ Канукс - View
AHL 10/29 02:00 - Coachella Valley Firebirds vs КАЛ Флеймс - View
AHL 10/29 22:00 - Coachella Valley Firebirds vs КАЛ Флеймс - View

The Coachella Valley Firebirds are a professional ice hockey expansion team based in Palm Desert, California, that will begin play in the 2022-23 American Hockey League (AHL) season. The team will be an owned-and-operated affiliate of the Seattle Kraken, which began play during the 2021–22 National Hockey League season. Located in Southern California's Coachella Valley, the Acrisure Arena in Thousand Palms will become the team's home arena once it is completed in late 2022.

History

On December 4, 2018, the NHL Board of Governors voted unanimously to approve Seattle's National Hockey League expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, to begin play in the 2021–22 season. The new ownership group then began making plans for acquiring a minor league affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). By early 2019, they had narrowed it down to promoting the ECHL's Idaho Steelheads in Boise, Idaho, or a new expansion team in Palm Springs, California. On June 26, 2019, it was reported the Seattle ownership group had chosen Palm Springs as the site for Seattle's AHL affiliate. The expansion franchise was approved by the AHL board of governors on September 30, 2019, with plans to begin play in the 2021–22 season. Delays associated with the construction of an arena in the Palm Springs area caused the team's debut to be pushed back to the 2022–23 season. In the interim Seattle affiliated with the Charlotte Checkers for the 2021–22 season, sharing the team with the Florida Panthers.

On November 5, 2021, the new team revealed its name, the Coachella Valley Firebirds, as well as its logos and colors, at a ceremony held on the construction site of their new arena.