March 30, 2003
Contact: Brian Clark

Defeat Marks Fifth Straight Loss to Highway 99 Rivals

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Paul Willett's first period short-handed goal was all
the Bakersfield Condors needed behind a 22-save shutout performance from
goaltender Kevin St. Pierre as they defeated the Fresno Falcons on Saturday,
3-0, at Centennial Garden.

Fresno actually dominated play through the first 10 minutes of the game,
outshooting Bakersfield at one point, 11-3. On a power play and still
chipping away in the offensive zone, the Falcons then yielded the
aforementioned unassisted short-handed goal to Willett at 14:01, which gave
Bakersfield the lead they would never relinquish and clearly swung the
momentum back in favor of the home team for the remainder of the game.

Including Willett's goal, the Condors outshot Fresno 34-11 over the final 46
minutes as they won their fifth consecutive game in the season series.
Jason Ralph and Christian Skoryna each added goals in the second for the
final margin.

The Falcons are now 2-12-1 against the Condors and drop to 32-28-8 overall
with 72 points.

Fresno returns to the ice on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 1 and 2, for its
final home games of the season against the Condors and Idaho Steelheads,
respectively. Tickets are still available for both games at the Selland
Arena box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and online at

1st Period Summary: 1, BAK, Willett 23 (unassisted), 14:01 (sh).

2nd Period Summary: 2, BAK, Ralph 25 (Willett, Sorg), 6:16 (pp). 3, BAK,
Skoryna 26 (Byram), 14:27.

3rd Period Summary: None.

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

Shots on Goal: 1 2 3 T
Fresno 12 6 4 22
Bakersfield 11 19 7 37

Saves: Fresno - Friesen (34-37)
Bakersfield - St. Pierre (22-22)

Power Play Results: Fresno - 0 for 7, Bakersfield - 1 for 8