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Andrew Poturalski Scores in Second Period to Help Secure 2-1 Win

The Firebirds defeated the Bakersfield Condors on Saturday night at Mechanics Bank Arena. Max McCormick and Andrew Poturalski each scored to extend the Firebirds’ winning streak to four-in-a-row.

The Firebirds found the back of the cage 6:54 into the game on a wrist shot by Max McCormick. Jeremy McKenna set up the Coachella Valley captain in the slot, beating Bakersfield goaltender Calvin Pickard for his fourth goal of the season. 

Bakersfield pulled even on a wrist shot from Adam Erne at 9:05, but Coachella Valley regained the lead on a powerplay goal from Andrew Poturalski. The goal came just 1:59 after the Condors’ tying tally. Ryker Evans and Cameron Hughes earned the helpers on Poturalski’s second strike of the season.

Chris Driedger (4-2) made 18 saves in the win. The Firebirds’ powerplay went 1-for-3 while the penalty kill finished 4-for-4.

View the game’s full box score HERE.


Coachella Valley returns to Acrisure Arena to face the San Diego Gulls on Wednesday, November 8th at 7pm PT.  Join us for $5 Beer Night! Head to Ticketmaster to lock in your seat before it’s too late.  Don’t forget to purchase parking in advance online at ParkWhiz.

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