The Coachella Valley Firebirds remain in 4th place, after splitting their weekend home series with Abbotsford.
Saturday night, the Firebirds rode 2 goals in the 2nd period, 2 more in the 3rd period to a 4-nothing shutout of the Canucks in front of a sellout crowd of more than 10-thousand fans at Acrisure Arena.
Goalie Alex Stezka getting his first AHL shutout.
Sunday, the Firebirds scrambled back from a 3-1 deficit to forge a 4-4 tie heading into the final period. They went up with an early 3rd period goal, only to have the Canucks tie the game in the final 2 minutes, forcing overtime.
The game went to a shootout with Abbotsford scoring 1 goal and the Firebirds scoring none.
New name of the Coachella Valley Firebirds minor league ice hockey team. Red and Orange bird with wings flared out…
Photo from Oak View Group and the Seattle Kraken of the NHL