April 6, 2006

Contact: Brian Clark

Fresno Hosts San Diego in Games One and Two on April 11th and 12th

FRESNO, Calif. – The Fresno Falcons have learned who they will play in the first round of the Kelly Cup Playoffs – their long-time rivals, the San Diego Gulls.

The best-of-seven series will open at Save Mart Center as the Pacific Division-winning Falcons have home-ice advantage through at least the first two rounds of the playoffs. Games One and Two are on Tuesday and Wednesday, Apr. 11 and 12, with the face-off at 7:30 p. m. both nights. The entire series schedule is as follows:

Game One: Tuesday, Apr. 11 @ Save Mart Center, 7:30 p.m.
Game Two: Wednesday, Apr. 12 @ Save Mart Center, 7:30 p.m.
Game Three: Friday, Apr. 14 @ ipayOne Center, 7:35 p.m.
Game Four: Saturday, Apr. 15 @ ipayOne Center, 7:05 p.m.
Game Five: Monday, Apr. 17 @ ipayOne Center, 7:05 p.m.*
Game Six: Thursday, Apr. 20 @ Save Mart Center, 7:30 p.m.*
Game Seven: Saturday, Apr. 22 @ Save Mart Center, 7:30 p.m.*
* if necessary

The winner of the Falcons-Gulls series will face the winner of the Bakersfield Condors-Long Beach Ice Dogs series in the Pacific Division Playoff Finals. From there, the Pacific Division Champion will play the West Division Champion in the National Conference Finals with the winner advancing to the Kelly Cup Finals against the American Conference Champion.

Individual playoff tickets for Games One and Two are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Save Mart Center’s box office with prices beginning as low as $14, $10 for students. Twelve-game playoff packages are also on sale (the remaining balance from any home games not played may be applied toward 2006-07 season tickets or refunded) through the Falcons offices. Call the Falcons at 485-PUCK (7825) for more details.

Fresno concludes the regular season this Friday and Saturday at Save Mart Center against the Alaska Aces and Long Beach Ice Dogs, respectively. Both games begin at 7 p. m.

The first 2,000 fans on Friday will receive a Matt Thomas wind-up walker courtesy of KSEE 24 and Y101. Saturday night is Fan Appreciation Night, with the first 2,500 fans receiving a Pacific Division Champion t-shirt courtesy of Alpha Designs, CBS 47, and Mega 97.9.

Individual tickets are on sale now for both games at all Ticketmaster outlets and Save Mart Center’s box office with prices ranging from $8 - $23. For complete ticket information and an arena map of Save Mart Center, visit www. fresnofalcons. com/singletickets. html, or contact the Falcons front office directly at (559) 485-PUCK (7825).

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