Firebirds seeking revenge from last year
Photo credit: The hockey news

Firebirds seeking revenge from last year

Published May 3, 2024 at 11:13

Fresh off a 2-0 Round 1 sweep of the Tucson Roadrunners, the Wranglers are seeking revenge against the Firebirds. Last year, Coachella Valley eliminated them from the postseason in the Pacific Division Final.

"We've had some good games against them the past couple of years," said Dustin Wolf. "They got the best of us last year and now is the opportunity to give it back to them."

Wolf was an absolute standout in round 1, making an impressive 86 saves out of 88 shots in the two-game victory.

As for Coachella Valley, they had a bit of a break after securing a first-round bye and haven't hit the ice since April 21. They clinched the division's top spot, finishing a solid 11 points ahead of Tucson with a commendable 46-15-6-5 record during the regular season. Last year, the Firebirds had a tough go, falling short in seven games to Hershey in the Calder Cup Final.

When it comes to their head-to-head battles during the regular season, the Wranglers didn't have it easy against Coachella Valley, managing just two wins in eight matchups.

Tonight, the Calgary Wranglers take on the Coachella Valley Firebirds in Game 1 of the best-of-five Pacific Division Semifinal series at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Series Schedule:
Game 2: Sunday, May 5, 4 p.m. MT
Game 3: Wednesday, May 8, 8 p.m. MT
Game 4: Friday, May 10, 8 p.m. MT*
Game 5: Sunday, May 12, 4 p.m. MT*
(*if necessary)

Source : Preview: Wranglers vs. Firebirds - Game 1
May 3   |   31 answers
Firebirds seeking revenge from last year

Do you think the Coachella Firebirds will take their revenge on the Calgary Wranglers this year?

Yes2993.5 %
No26.5 %
Latest 10 stories