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Poturalski, Lind, Evans Score in 3-1 Win Over Admirals

The Coachella Valley Firebirds defeated the Milwaukee Admirals in game two of the Western Conference Finals on Friday night by the final score of 3-1. Andrew Poturalski, Kole Lind, and Ryker Evans each scored while Chris Driedger made 31 saves to help the Firebirds take a 2-0 series lead in the Western Conference Finals.

The Firebirds wasted no time in scoring the game’s first goal. Andrew Poturalski put a rebound home off the pad of Troy Grosenick to make it 1-0 Coachella Valley. The goal was Poturalski’s second of the playoffs and was assisted by Gustav Olofsson and Max McCormick. Coachella Valley added to their lead with a powerplay goal from Ryker Evans at 15:06. Logan Morrison and Kole Lind added the helpers on Evans’ second of the postseason. 

Milwaukee answered back at 5:28 of the second period on a goal from Ozzy Wiesblatt. Wiesblatt’s wrist shot from the left wing beat Chris Driedger for the Admirals’ first goal of the game. The Firebirds responded as Poturalski found Kole Lind at the right circle to extend Coachella Valley’s lead back to two. 

Coachella Valley shutdown Milwaukee in the third period to lock down the 3-1 win. A sold-out crowd of 10,087 was on hand to watch the Firebirds skate to their eighth straight victory. 

The Firebirds outshot the Admirals 34-32. Coachella Valley finished the game 1-for-4 on the powerplay and went 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. 

Click HERE for the game’s final box score.

The Firebirds head to Milwaukee for game three this Tuesday night for a 5pm PT puck drop. Following games four and five, the series will shift back to Acrisure Arena for games six and seven (if necessary). Get $35 tickets with the Disco Dan Discount in honor of Firebirds Head Coach Dan Bylsma being named the next Head Coach of the Seattle Kraken! Tickets are on sale now at or at the Ticketmaster Box Office at Acrisure Arena. 

Click HERE for updated box office hours and other postseason information. Box office hours subject to change.

Don’t forget to purchase parking and save 20% by paying in advance online at ParkWhiz.


#FuelTheFire with Spotlight 29, the official partner of the 2024 postseason. Join your fellow Firebirds fans while the team is on the road for the official team watch parties at the Showroom at Spotlight 29 Casino! Doors open one hour prior to puck drop. The event is open to all ages.


The Firebirds team store is stocked with new playoff merchandise! Buy online in advance and skip the lines with priority pick-up options or stop by the team store outside of Acrisure Arena. Current hours are listed below:

Sun-Mon: Closed

Tues – Thurs: 11am – 7pm

Fri – Sat: 11am – 8pm

*Game Days: 10am – 2pm*

*Closed on Concert Days*


Looking to enhance your experience for a Firebirds game? Upgrade any ticket for access to The Compound, the newest VIP space at Acrisure Arena offering fans access to a stunning outdoor space featuring private bar, food, exclusive Firebirds merchandise options, covered seating, firepits along with access to a variety of backyard games from putt-putt and pickleball to cornhole and bocce ball and more! Upgrade options are available at the game or by clicking HERE.

Don’t miss a moment of Coachella Valley Firebirds’ hockey! Group tickets are available for all 2024 postseason home games. For more information click HERE or call 760-835-8778.

Get a jump on the 2024-25 Firebirds season with season tickets on sale now! In addition to all Firebirds home games, season ticket members will have access to the 2025 AHL All Star Classic presented by Spotlight 29, along with special events, gifts, and more! Click HERE to learn more about securing your seat for next season!

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