FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2002
Contact: Brian Clark
BARRIE SCORES FOUR IN FALCONS
Fresno Wins Fifth Straight Away from Home, 4-2
ANCHORAGE - Falcons center Mike
Barrie tied a franchise record with four
goals on Wednesday night in a 4-2 win against the Anchorage Aces at Sullivan
Arena in front of a crowd of 2,623.
Barrie tallied three of his four
in the first period, including an
unassisted short-handed goal to open the scoring. That goal came at 8:12,
and he followed with his second at 9:47. Dean Larson notched his 21st of
the year to cut Fresno's lead to 2-1 two minutes later, but Barrie gave his
club a two-goal cushion heading to the second by completing the hat trick at
The teams were scoreless in the
second period and when B.J. Young scored on
the power play at 8:08 of the third, it was a brand new hockey game with
Fresno's lead cut to 3-2. Barrie would provide the Falcons with some much
needed insurance with just 2:37 to play, taking a pass from Kevin Haupt
before beating Anchorage goaltender Ryan Person for the fourth time for the
4-2 final margin.
The four goals equal the team
record, which has been achieved on four other
occasions, including by Kris Porter earlier this season against the Aces on
Oct. 20 at Selland Arena. Mark Gowan was solid in net for Fresno, stopping
26 of 28 to pick up his seventh victory of the year.
The win moves Fresno to within
two points of the third-place Bakersfield
Condors with a record of 20-13-5 and 45 points. The club has now won five
straight away from Selland Arena to get back to .500 on the road at 8-8-2.
The Falcons and Aces square off
again on Friday and Saturday at Sullivan
Arena before Fresno returns home for a three-game set against the Long Beach
Ice Dogs beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 28. All of the play-by-play from Friday
and Saturday's games can be heard live on 103.1 FM, The Mountain Cat.
Friday night's broadcast kicks off at 8 p.m. PST with then Mail Boxes, Etc.
Pre-game Show while Saturday's pre-game begins at 7:50 p.m. PST.
1st Period Summary: 1, Barrie
5 (unassisted), 8:12 (sh). 2, Barrie 6
(Weaver, DeWaele), 9:47. 3, ANC, Larson 21 (Corbin, McNeill), 11:36. 4,
Barrie 7 (Duthie, McBain), 17:46.
2nd Period Summary: None.
3rd Period Summary: 5, ANC, Young
12 (Williams), 8:08 (pp). 6, FRE, Barrie
8 (Haupt), 17:23.
Scoring by Period: 1 2 3 F
Fresno 3 0 1 4
Anchorage 1 0 1 2
Shots on Goal: 1 2 3 T
Fresno 12 9 11 32
Anchorage 5 10 13 28
Saves: Fresno - Gowan (26-28)
Anchorage - Person (28-32)
Power Play Results: Fresno - 0
for 2, Anchorage - 1 for 5