For the inaugural season of Coachella Valley Firebirds' hockey in 2022-23, I have 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 this maiden season.
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
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
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
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