Kraken Hire New Head Coach For The Firebirds

A man with a long career in hockey has been hired as the new Head Coach of the Coachella Valley Firebirds.

He is 58 year old Derek Laxdal.

This past season, Laxdal coached the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League, and was voted as Coach of the Year, as the Generals  went to the Championship Series.

He has been Assistant Coach with the Dallas Stars of the NHL for 3 seasons, and Head Coach of the Dallas farm team in the AHL, the Texas Stars, for 6 seasons,  making it to the Calder Cup Finals in 2018.

 

 

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