Coachella Valley Firebirds release inaugural season schedule

Tim O'Brien

The Coachella Valley Firebirds have announced the schedule for the team’s first season in the desert. On Wednesday, the team released the home opener on Sunday, December 18, at 6:00 p.m. PT.

Prior to the home opener, the Firebirds will kick off its 72-game season on Sunday, October 16, at 12 p.m. PT with a two game series in Calgary. From Calgary, the team will head to the Seattle area as the home team to play the next four games against the Abbotsford Canucks followed by two games against the Calgary Flames’ new AHL affiliate (October 21 & 23) and (October 28 & 29).

The inaugural season will feature Pacific Division matchups against the Abbotsford Canucks (Vancouver Canucks), Bakersfield Condors (Edmonton Oilers), Colorado Eagles (Colorado Avalanche), Henderson Silver Knights (Vegas Golden Knights), Ontario Reign (Los Angeles Kings), San Diego Gulls (Anaheim Ducks), San Jose Barracuda (San Jose Sharks), Tucson Roadrunners (Arizona Coyotes), and the Calgary Flames’ new AHL franchise.

The Firebirds will see two teams outside of their division when the puck drops against the Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild) and Texas Stars (Dallas Stars). The Stars will be the only non-divisional team to visit Acrisure Arena on March 11 & 12.



Coachella Valley’s two longest homestands take place January 4 through January 16, 2023, and March 8 through March 19. Both homestands include six games.

For more information and to purchase season tickets for the inaugural season, visit or call 760-835-8778.


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