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Twarynski, Hughes, and Lind Score in Coachella Valley’s 3-1 Victory Over Iowa

The Firebirds defeated the Iowa Wild on Friday night by a final score of 3-1. 7,325 were in the stands at Acrisure Arena as Joey Daccord stopped 36 of 37 Iowa shots in Coachella Valley’s 40th win of the season.

The Firebirds found the back of the net just 3:57 into the first period on a shorthanded goal. Carsen Twarynski poked the puck off the stick of an Iowa Wild defenseman, propelling it off the goaltender Zane McIntyre and into the cage. The goal was Twarynski’s 11th of the season and the eighth shorthanded goal of the year for Coachella Valley.

Iowa tied the game on a powerplay goal towards the end of the second period. Nic Petan slid the puck through the five hole of Joey Daccord after letting it go from the top of the right circle. The goal was Petan’s 18th of the season and made it 1-1.

Cameron Hughes regained the lead for Coachella Valley in the third period. Twarynski brought the puck into offensive zone and hit Hughes with a pass at the top of the left circle. Hughes drove to the net and beat McIntyre on the backhanded to make it 2-1 Firebirds at 9:32. Jimmy Schuldt earned the secondary assist on Hughes’ 11th of the year.

Kole Lind added some insurance for the Firebirds with a powerplay goal at 14:51. Tye Kartye moved the puck to Max McCormick behind the goal line, who found Kole Lind waiting in the slot. Lind rifled the puck over McIntyre’s shoulder to extend Coachella Valley’s lead to 3-1.

Joey Daccord made 36 saves in the victory that moves Coachella Valley to 40-11-4-2. The Firebirds’ powerplay went 1-for-3 and the penalty kill finished 5-for-6

Read the game’s full box score HERE.

NEXT GAME: The Firebirds wrap up their homestand this Sunday, March 19th for Pucks and Paws, presented by FirstBank. Puck drop is scheduled for 3pm PT at Acrisure Arena.

Individual game tickets start at $19 for all Firebirds home games. Group tickets for 10 more fans are available starting at $18 and the Firebirds Flex Plan starting at $20 featuring six or 12 tickets that can be used for any home game during the 2022-23 season at Acrisure Arena.

For more information and to purchase, please visit www.cvfirebirds.com or call 760-835-8778. View the team’s full game and promotional schedule, including theme night events at www.cvfirebirds.com/schedule.

The 2022/23 Season Schedule