Contact: Nick Strait
November 19, 2002

Fresno Snaps Four Game Home Winless Streak

FRESNO, Calif. - The easiest way to cure a pair of losses to the Bakersfield
Condors seems to be to go out and beat the San Diego Gulls. After dropping
their second straight weekend set to the Condors, the Fresno Falcons took
out their frustrations on San Diego, this time shutting out the visiting
Gulls 2-0.

It took a while for the Falcons to get warmed up, but Tyler Prosofsky
finally got things going when he scored his first goal since joining the
defending champions last week at the 13:27 mark of the first period for the
early 1-0 lead. It proved to be the only goal that Fresno would need as the
two teams skated to scoreless hockey the rest of the way. Kris Porter
chipped in an empty net goal for his ninth tally of the season at the end of
the game to seal the victory for the Falcons.

Friesen was spectacular between the pipes for the Falcons, stopping all 22
shots he faced before giving way to Mark Gowan in the third period. Friesen
was forced to leave the game after being assessed a game misconduct penalty
for his fight with Gulls goaltender Trevor Koenig. Gowan stopped all five
shots he faced in relief. Koenig made 15 saves for San Diego while his
backup, Curtis Cruickshank, made three saves. Both teams went scoreless in
each of their two power plays.

The Falcons took home the two points Tuesday night to improve their record
to 7-6-1 with 15 points. They are now tied with the struggling Gulls for
third place in the WCHL standings, one point behind the Condors. The win
also snapped the team's four game winless streak at Selland Arena and they
are now 6-4-1 on their home ice.

The team will now hit the road for a pair of games against the Idaho
Steelheads in their first trip back to Boise since hoisting the Taylor Cup
last May. The two teams will drop the puck at 6:05 p.m. Friday night, with
the tape delayed broadcast beginning at approximately 10 p.m. on 103.1 FM,
The Mountain Cat. Saturday's game can be heard live on The Mountain Cat
beginning at 5:50 p.m. with the Mail Boxes, Etc. Pre-Game Show. The Falcons
return home on Friday, Dec. 7, when they take on the Long Beach Ice Dogs at
7:30 p.m. The game will be the team's 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Toss and the
first 5,000 fans will receive a free team photo, courtesy of Baja Fresh and
ValPrint. Tickets are available at the Selland Arena box office, all
Ticketmaster outlets or by going on-line at


1 2 3 T
San Diego 0 0 0 0
Fresno 1 0 1 2

Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
San Diego 11 9 7 27
Fresno 8 6 6 20

Period 1
Scoring: 1, FRE, Prosofsky 1 (Borders, Fraser), 13:27.
Penalties: Lanthier, SD (Holding), 2:05;

Period 2
Scoring: none.
Penalties: Tiltgen, SD (High Sticking), 4:47; Short, FRE (Holding), 9:28;

Period 3
Scoring: 2, FRE, Porter 9 (Mathers, Gowan), 19:30 (en).
Penalties: Neale, SD (Roughing), 6:50; Neale, SD (Roughing), 6:50; Koenig,
SD (Roughing), 6:50; Koenig, SD (Fighting), 6:50; Koenig, SD (Game
Misconduct), 6:50; Both, FRE (Roughing), 6:50; Both, FRE (Roughing), 6:50;
Friesen, FRE (Roughing), 6:50; Friesen, FRE (Fighting), 6:50; Friesen, FRE
(Game Misconduct), 6:50; Landry, FRE (Tripping), 7:46; Mullen, SD
(Roughing), 11:27; Landry, FRE (Interference), 11:27;



San Diego - Koenig (46:50) - 15-16
Cruickshank (11:50) - 3-3
Fresno - Friesen (46:50) - 22-22
Gowan (13:10) - 5-5


San Diego - 0 of 2
Fresno - 0 of 2