Coachella Valley Firebirds Insider

 

 

 

 

For the inaugural season of Coachella Valley Firebirds' hockey in 2022-23, I had the pleasure of serving as "Firebirds Insider." The 32nd team of the American Hockey League, and minor league affiliate of the NHL's Seattle Kraken, the Firebirds made their debut in the desert's new, state-of-the-art Acrisure Arena in late '22, and represent the first-ever full-time pro sports franchise in the Palm Springs' area.

 

My work for the team includes hosting the monthly "Fire & Ice Podcast," and penning two articles per month over the course of the maiden season.

 

Come the 2023-24 sophomore season, the team again hired me as their "Insider," producing one article and two episiodes of "Fire & Ice" per month.

 

The podcast was featured in The Desert Sun newspaper; please click here to read the piece.

 

To listen to "Fire & Ice" please visit the host site here.

 

To read my "Firebirds Insider" feature articles, please visit the CV Firebirds home page, or click on the individual articles below:

 

Coachella Valley Firebirds Insider articles for 2023-24, second season

 

Firebirds vs. Ontario Playoff Preview

 

Firebirds vs. Calgary Playoff Preview

 

Firebirds Poised for Playoffs

 

Firebirds Flying Toward Finish Line

 

Off-Ice/On-Book with Dan Bylsma

 

2024 Midseason Report

 

The Guy Behind the Curtain: 'Birds' video coach, Erik Elenz

 

Chris Driedger: Behind the Mask

 

The 'Birds are Back (and stacked)!

 

 

 

Coachella Valley Firebirds Insider articles for 2022-23 inaugrual season

 

Bears best 'Birds in Game 7

 

Firebirds fight off elimination; force deciding Game 7 in Calder Cup Finals

 

Calder Cup Championship Finals Preview -- Firebirds vs. Bears

 

Fourth Round Playoff Preview -- Firebirds vs. Milwaukee

 

Third Round Playoff Preview -- Firebirds vs. Calgary

 

Second Round Playoff Preview -- Firebirds vs. Colorado

 

First Round Playoff Preview

 

Firebirds flying toward Finish Line

 

Profile of broadcaster Grant Fuhr

 

What's in a Firebirds' (Nick) Name?

 

Firebirds' goaltending coach Colin Zulianello is All Class

 

Firebirds' Deep-Season Report, with head coach Dan Bylsma

 

Berger Foundation Iceplex

 

The Debut of Acrisure Arena

 

Firebirds Flying on Ideal Ice -- Profile of Ice Plant Manager, RJ Schultz

 

Reign Disdan -- Firebirds and Ontario begin "Ice 10 Showdown" Rivalry

 

Doors of Opportunity -- Profile of Andrew Poturalski

 

Brains and Brawn -- Profile of John Hayden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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