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February 24, 2006                                                                                                                          

Contact: Brian Clark


Make-up Date Against Condors Yet to be Determined

FRESNO, Calif. – The game between the Fresno Falcons and Bakersfield Condors tonight was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions at Save Mart Center.  The game will be made-up on a date to be determined.

With the game still scoreless, Falcons defenseman Cory Murphy suffered a severe left leg injury 6:36 into the first period.  After a lengthy delay during which the arena maintenance crew made attempts to improve the ice condition, the referee, in consultation with the ECHL league office and both head coaches, deemed the playing surface unfit to continue and the game was postponed.

Murphy was taken to St. Agnes Medical Center, where it was determined he suffered a broken fibula and dislocated ankle.

Beginning Monday, Feb. 27, at 9:30 a.m., fans that attended tonight’s game may redeem their ticket stubs at Save Mart Center’s box office for free admission to the Falcons’ next home game on Tuesday, Feb. 28, against the Las Vegas Wranglers.  They will also receive a voucher good for the make-up date, which will be announced soon. 

Ticket refunds for tonight’s game will be made available as of Wednesday, March 1, at 9:30 a.m. at the original point-of-purchase.

For more information regarding the ticket exchange at Save Mart Center’s box office or ticket refunds, please contact the Falcons offices at (559) 485-PUCK (7825). 

Fresno’s next game is against the Condors in Bakersfield at Rabobank Arena on Monday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m.  The game can be heard live on 1550 Sporting News Radio beginning at 6:45 p.m. with the FutureTek Pre-game Show.  Fans may also view the game online courtesy of B2 Networks, which can be accessed via the Falcons home page at

The Falcons then return home on Tuesday to battle the Las Vegas Wranglers at Save Mart Center at 7 p.m.  The team will be wearing Mardi Gras jerseys, which will be auctioned off following the game with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Hinds Hospice.  The game is also a Carl’s Jr. Two-for-Tuesday, with two-for-one coupons available at participating Carl’s Jr. locations.

Individual tickets for Tuesday’s game against Las Vegas are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Save Mart Center’s box office with prices ranging from $8 - $22.  For complete ticket information and an arena map of Save Mart Center, visit, or contact the Falcons front office directly at (559) 485-PUCK (7825).