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Historic home opener: Coachella Valley Firebirds win first game at sold out Acrisure Arena

Highlights from the first-ever home game

History was made Sunday night.

The Coachella Valley Firebirds dropped the puck in their desert debut, playing their first home game inside brand-new Acrisure Arena.

And the night ended with a victory.

The Firebirds played well in front of the home fans and earned the win, taking down the Tucson Roadrunners, 4-3 the final.

The atmosphere and energy from the sold-out crowd at Acrisure Arena was electric as fans took part in enjoying professional hockey in the valley.

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Cameron Hughes got the game going in the 1st period with the first-ever goal at Acrisure Arena.

The Firebirds dominated most of the game, at one point going up 4-1 thanks to goals from Jesper Froden, John Hayden, and Tye Kartye.

It looked like it would be a blowout early on but the Roadrunners made it a game late. The Firebirds were able to hold on and get the 4-3 win.

KESQ News Channel 3's group of stations will be your go-to place to watch Firebirds games on television.

Coachella Valley Firebirds Broadcast Schedule

DateGame timeLocal Network
Sunday, December 186:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Saturday, January 76:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Monday, January 163:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Friday, February 37:00 PMKESQ ABC
Saturday, February 186:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Saturday, March 116:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Saturday, March 256:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Saturday, April 16:00 PMCW Palm Springs
Saturday, April 86:00 PMFOX 11 Palm Springs
Sunday, April 93:00 PMCW Palm Springs

Stay with KESQ News Channel 3 for continuing coverage of the Firebirds throughout their inaugural season.

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