March 14, 2003
Contact: Brian Clark

Fresno Falls to 2-11-1 Against Bakersfield with 3-2 Loss

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno Falcons opened up a five-game home stand on
Friday night at Selland Arena with a 3-2 loss to the Bakersfield Condors,
running the club's winless streak to five straight games.

Thanks to goaltender Mark Gowan, Fresno actually took a lead into the second
period despite getting outshot 18-7 in the opening 20 minutes. The Condors'
Paul Rosebush led off the scoring at 9:47 when he one-timed a shot past
Gowan, but the Falcons responded with a power play goal from Colin Embley
two minutes later. Fresno took their improbable 2-1 lead at 19:26 of the
first when Ryan Kiley scored his second in a Falcons' uniform to complete a
two-on-one rush.

The Falcons held their slim lead for much of the second before former Falcon
Christian Skoryna found the back of the net for his 24th of the season at
18:19. Tied at two to begin the third, another former Falcon, Shawn Byram,
provided the game-winner with a great individual effort off a wrap-around
that beat Gowan at 4:01 of the period. Fresno had Gowan pulled for nearly
two minutes in search of the equalizer down the stretch but came up short.

The Falcons are now 0-4-1 during their last five games and have dropped to
30-25-7 on the year. They welcome the Long Beach Ice Dogs to Selland Arena
tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. The club will be wearing special-edition St.
Patrick's Day jerseys, which will be auctioned off following the game with a
portion of the proceeds to benefit the American Red Cross. Tickets are
still available for the game at all Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Selland box office.

1st Period Summary: 1, BAK, Rosebush 15 (Ralph, Willett), 9:47. 2, FRE,
Embley 24 (Borders, Kiley), 11:47 (pp). 3, FRE, Kiley 2 (Schoneck), 19:26.

2nd Period Summary: 4, BAK, Skoryna 24 (Goldie, Byram), 18:19.

3rd Period Summary: 5, BAK, Byram 20 (Skoryna, Sorg), 4:01.

Scoring by Period: 1 2 3 F
Bakersfield 1 1 1 3
Fresno 2 0 0 2

Shots on Goal: 1 2 3 T
Bakersfield 18 11 12 41
Fresno 7 6 7 20

Saves: Bakersfield - St. Pierre (18-20)
Fresno - Gowan (38-41)

Power Play Results: Fresno - 1 for 4, Bakersfield - 0 for 6