Contact: Nick Strait
November 15, 2002

Fresno Drops Fifth Straight Game to Bakersfield

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Fresno Falcons continue to be dominated by the
Bakersfield Condors. Having already dropped four straight games to their
southern rival, the Falcons made it five in a row to the Condors, falling
4-1 Friday night at Centennial Garden in Bakersfield. Iain Fraser netted the
lone goal for the Falcons, who have now lost four of their last five games.

Bakersfield wasted no time putting numbers up on the scoreboard, hanging a
pair of goals on the scoreboard in the first period for an early 2-0 lead.
The Condors made it 3-0 in the opening minute of the second period before
Fraser finally put the Falcons on the board with his shorthanded goal at the
3:57 mark of the period. Jason Ralph gave the Condors back their three-goal
lead, with his goal midway through the period, which closed out the scoring.

Falcons goaltender Mark Gowan, making his third start of the season, stopped
19 of the 23 shots he faced. Fresno's special teams, which had been the club
's strong point over the past couple of games, faltered a bit, allowing
Bakersfield a pair of power play goals while going scoreless in their seven

For the moment, Fresno drops to third place in the WCHL standings, with a
record of 6-6-0 and 12 points. They could fall as far as tie for fourth
place, pending the results of the rest of the games in the league.

The Falcons will now return home tomorrow night and look for some redemption
against the Condors when the two teams square off at 7:30 p.m. Saturday
night's game is nearly sold out, as there are only a few scattered seats
still available for the contest. The first 5,000 fans at Saturday night's
game will receive a free pair of ThunderStix, courtesy of Pelco. Fans are
also encouraged to bring a new or used coat to be donated to Coats for Kids.
Anyone who donates a coat will receive a free voucher for a ticket to a
future Falcons game. Tickets for the Falcons game on Tuesday, Nov. 19,
against the San Diego Gulls are still available at the Selland Arena box
office, all Ticketmaster locations, or on-line at


Fresno at Bakersfield

1 2 3 T
Fresno 0 1 0 1
Bakersfield 2 2 0 4

Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
Fresno 13 10 6 29
Bakersfield 7 9 7 23

Period 1
Scoring: 1, BAK, Byram 3 (Goldie), 6:56; 2, BAK, Sorg 2 (Byram), 15:16
Penalties: Ralph, BAK (High Stick), 1:19; Jackman, BAK (Tripping), 10:46;
Prosofsky, FRE (Interference), 13:45, DeWaele, FRE (Tripping), 14:23

Period 2 Scoring: 3, BAK, Cooke 2 (ua), 0:48 (sh); 4, FRE, Fraser 2 (Both),
3:57; 5, BAK, Ralph 4 (Willett, Skoryna), 7:31
Penalties: Lennartsson, BAK (Tripping), 0:25; Mathers, FRE (Hooking), 5:41;
Sorg, BAK (Interference), 9:01; Bell, BAK (Roughing), 16:29

Period 3
Scoring: none
Penalties: Cooke, BAK (Hooking), 0:58; Cooke, BAK (Tripping), 4:10; Byram,
BAK (Fighting), 12:39; Todd, FRE (Fighting), 12:39; Both, FRE (Roughing),
12:39; Rosebush, BAK (Fighting), 15:31; Short, FRE (Fighting); 15:31;
Rosebush, BAK (Misconduct), 15:31; DeWaele, FRE (Roughing), 16:18; Goldie,
BAK (Roughing), 16:18; Landry, FRE (Fighting), 16:33, Landry, FRE
(Misconduct), 16:33; Schoneck, FRE (Roughing), 16:33; Schoneck, FRE
(Misconduct), 16:33; Ralph, BAK (Fighting), 16:33, Ralph, BAK (Misconduct),
16:33; Norgren, BAK (Roughing), 16:33; Fraser, FRE (Roughing), 18:18;
Fraser, FRE (Misconduct), 18:18; Both, FRE (Roughing), 18:18; Both, FRE
(Misconduct), 18:18; Roach,BAK (Roughing),18:18; Roach, BAK (Misconduct),
18:18; Bell, BAK (Roughing), 18:18; Bell, BAK (Misconduct), 18:18



Fresno - Gowan (60:00) - 19-23
Bakersfield - St. Pierre (60:00) - 28-29


Fresno - 0 of 7
Bakersfield - 2 of 4