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Logan Morrison leads Firebirds over Gulls, 4-2, for fifth-straight win

The Coachella Valley Firebirds continue its dominance over Pacific Division opponents following a, 4-2, win over the San Diego Gulls at Acrisure Arena. Rookie Logan Morrison led the way and had his first multi-goal night in the AHL.

It took the Firebirds just 1:58 to get the goal scoring started. Cameron Hughes ushered the puck past San Diego netminder Calle Clang to give Coachella Valley an early advantage. Hughes’ first goal of the season was assisted by Kole Lind and Logan Morrison.

Logan Morrison netted two goals in a span of four minutes to extend the Firebirds’ lead to 3-0. Morrison’s first was set up by Lind and Hughes on a tic-tac-toe passing play. The second for Morrison came on a rebound from a Ville Ottavainen slapshot with the secondary assist belonging to Hughes once again.

San Diego scored twice in the second period pull within one of Coachella Valley. Brayden Tracey and Olen Zellweger (powerplay) each tallied goals in the middle frame to make it 3-2.

Ryker Evans extended the Coachella Valley lead on a 5-on-3-man advantage. It was the fifth straight game that the Firebirds found the back of the net on the powerplay. Lind and Andrew Poturalski earned the helpers on Evans’ second goal of the season.

Chris Driedger (5-2) made 25 saves in the win. The Firebirds’ powerplay went 1-for-4 while the penalty kill finished 2-for-3.

View the game’s full box score HERE.

Next home game on Saturday will be broadcast LIVE on The CW starting at 5:30 p.m.

Following is the list of games, times and channels that are planned for broadcast:

  • Friday, October 13th, 6:30 pm KCWQ CW 5 (Home Opener)
  • Saturday, November 11th, 5:30 pm KCWQ CW 5
  • Tuesday, November 21st, 6:30 pm KDFX Fox 11
  • Sunday, December 17th, 5:30 pm KCWQ CW 5
  • Saturday, December 23rd, 5:30 pm KCWQ CW 5
  • Monday, January 15th, 4:30 pm KDFX Fox 11
  • Friday, February 2nd, 6:30 pm KDFX Fox 11
  • Sunday, February 18th, 4:30 pm KCWQ CW 5
  • Saturday, March 9th, 5:30 pm KCWQ CW 5
  • Saturday, March 23rd, 5:30 pm KCWQ CW 5
  • Thursday, April 4th, 6:30 pm KDFX Fox 11
  • Sunday, April 14th, 2:30 pm KDFX Fox 11
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