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Contact: Nick Strait
November 22, 2002
FALCONS ROCKED BY STEELHEADS
Fresno Allows Season-High Six Goals in Shutout Loss
BOISE, Idaho. - The Fresno Falcons
sure had a lot more fun the last time
they went to Boise. In their first trip back to Boise since hoisting the
Taylor Cup last May, the Idaho Steelheads played the part of the rude host,
blanking the defending champions 6-0 at the Bank of American Centre Friday
night. The Falcons had won the previous three meetings of the season series.
Idaho jumped out to a 1-0 lead
in the first 1:15 of the contest and never
looked back. They added two more goals in the opening period to take a 3-0
lead into the second period of play. Things didn't get any better for the
Falcons, as the Steelheads tacked on one more goal in the second period and
two more in third period to hand the Falcons their worst defeat of the
season. Marty Flichel led all the Steelheads with two goals as 10 Idaho
players recorded at least one point.
The Falcons were only able to
muster a mere 18 shots on goal in the game,
their lowest output of the season. Terry Friesen made 31 saves in net for
The loss drops the Falcons record
back down to .500 at 7-7-1 with 15 points.
They remain tied for third place in the WCHL standings with the idle San
Diego Gulls. The loss also dropped heir road record to 1-3, a mark they look
to improve on as 13 of their next 17 games are away from the friendly
confines of Selland Arena
The team will continue their two-game
set with the Steelheads tomorrow night
at the Bank of America Centre with a 6:05 p.m. face off. Saturday's game
can be heard live on 103.1 FM, The Mountain Cat, beginning at 5:50 p.m. with
the Mail Boxes, Etc. Pre-Game Show. The Falcons will return home on Friday,
Dec. 7, to 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 www.ticketmaster.com
Fresno at Idaho
1 2 3 T
Fresno 0 0 0 0
Idaho 3 1 2 6
Shots On Goal
1 2 3 T
Fresno 10 4 4 18
Idaho 14 7 16 37
Scoring: 1, IDA, Rybar 5 (Swanson, Morgan), 1:15. 2, IDA, Flichel 9
(Shermerhorn), 11:59. 3, IDA, Morgan 7 (Shockey, Rybar), 18:58.
Penalties: Both, FRE (Tripping), 1:46; Pinc, IDA (Unsportsmanlike conduct),
10:11; Gulutzan, FRE (Unsportsmanlike conduct), 10:11.
Scoring: 4, IDA, Flichel 10 (Keup), 13:41.
Penalties: Dorey, IDA (Hooking), 8:46.
Scoring: 5, IDA, Atkinson 3 (Vasut), 7:27 (pp). 6, IDA, Shockey 2 (Suchanek,
Atkinson ), 11:17 (pp).
Penalties: DeWaele, FRE (Holding), 6:29; Todd, FRE (Roughing), 9:47; Porter,
FRE (Elbowing), 13:33; Mylymok, IDA (Obstruction holding), 17:45.
Fresno - Friesen (60:00) - 31-37
Idaho - Allison (60:00) - 18-18
Fresno - 0 of 2
Idaho - 2 of 4