2022-23 Coachella Valley Firebirds Schedule

Get Your Calendars Ready for a Season Chalked Full of Game Play

Ticket On Sale Information

Single-game tickets for the upcoming season will be available for verified fans to purchase at the end of November, with other ticket opportunities to come. If you are still looking for Season Tickets, they are still available at this time.

Track the Firebirds

Coachella Valley Firebirds will kick off its 72-game campaign on Sunday, October 16, at 12 p.m. PT with a two-game series in Calgary. The team will then head to the Seattle area to play the next four games with two matchups against the Abbotsford Canucks (October 21 & 23) followed by two games against the Calgary Flames’ new AHL affiliate (October 28 & 29). Specific details and locations will be announced at a later date.

The Firebirds will see two teams outside of their division when they square off against the Iowa Wild (Minnesota Wild) and Texas Stars (Dallas Stars). The Stars will be the lone non-divisional team to visit Acrisure Arena (March 11 & 12).

Following the four-games in the Seattle area, the Firebirds will play 16 games on the road through the middle of December before making their home ice debut at Acrisure Arena, the newest world-class concert and sports venue in the Coachella Valley, on Sunday, December 18. Puck drop for the home opener against the Tucson Roadrunners is slated for 6:00 p.m. PT. Coachella Valley’s two longest homestands take place January 4 through January 16, 2023, and March 8 through March 19. Both homestands include six games against various teams.

Firebirds Affiliates


NHL: Seattle Kraken

The Coachella Valley team is affiliated with the NHL’s newest franchise, the Seattle Kraken, for the 2021-22 season. The affiliation is expected to last one season while construction is completed on an arena that will host the Kraken’s AHL expansion franchise in Palm Desert, California. In the meantime, the Checkers will receive the Kraken’s first group of AHL-eligible prospects under a joint affiliation with the Panthers.

About Us


The Coachella Valley Firebirds are the 32nd Franchise to enter the American Hockey League (AHL) with a goal of developing players and personnel for the National Hockey League (NHL).  The Firebirds strive to accomplish this by passionately building an organization from the ground up focusing on talent, entertainment,  service and community.