Firebirds Vs Bears For AHL Calder Cup

It’ll be the Firebirds versus the Bears for the Calder Cup.

With the Firebirds already in Hershey Pennsylvania, the Bears scored a goal 7 and a half minutes into overtime to knock off the Cleveland Monsters 3 to 2, to win the Eastern Conference Finals in 7 games. 

10,520 fans were on hand in Hershey last night.

Now, it’s the Bears against the Firebirds for the second year in a row for the Calder Cup.

Last season, the Firebirds had the home ice advantage but lost Game 7 to the Bears in overtime at Acrisure Arena.

This year, the Bears have home ice advantage, with Games 1, 2, 6 and 7 in Hershey.

Game 1 is Friday June 14th at 4 in the afternoon Pacific time.

Listen to the game on 106.9 FM The Eagle or www.theeagle 

The Bears have played 14 playoff games so far and won 10.

The Firebirds have played 12 playoff games so far, and have won 10.

While the Bears have been at home all week, the Firebirds have been on the road since playing games in Milwaukee on June 4th, 6th, and 8th, then heading right to Hershey PA to see who won the series between Hershey and Cleveland.

The only way local fans will see the Firebirds hoist the Calder Cup at Acrisure Arena is if the Firebirds win the series in 5 games.  

If the series goes 6 or 7 games, the champion will be crowned at Giant Center in Hershey PA

  • Game 1 – Fri., June 14 – Coachella Valley at Hershey, 4 p.m.
  • Game 2 – Sun., June 16 – Coachella Valley at Hershey, 2 p.m.
  • Game 3 – Tue., June 18 – Hershey at Coachella Valley, 7 p.m.
  • Game 4 – Thu., June 20 – Hershey at Coachella Valley, 7 p.m.
  • *Game 5 – Sat., June 22 – Hershey at Coachella Valley, 6 p.m.
  • *Game 6 – Mon., June 24 – Coachella Valley at Hershey, 4 p.m.
  • *Game 7 – Wed., June 26 – Coachella Valley @ Hershey,  4 p.m.
  • *if necessary. All times are Pacific.

Firebirds Mascot Fuego stands on a ladder to fire up the crowd at Acrisure Arena during a hokcey game May 8th 2024. The video board has bold red letters spelling out “FIRED UP’

Photo from Gene Nichols Alpha Media Palm Springs CA