Ceremonial puck drops don’t often cross the threshold of a remarkable conversation-starting game element.
Unless the GOAT is walking through that door.
The Coachella Valley Firebirds are an expansion team based in Thousand Palms, California, that began play in the 2022–23 American Hockey League season. And they recently tapped the Great One to drop the puck in front of a sell out crowd.
Gretzky was in town for a speaking engagement.
— Bailey Arredondo (@BaileyKESQ) January 23, 2023