Feb. 13 - Feb. 19
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Feb. 13, 2006
Contact: Brian Clark
LAST WEEK'S RECORD: 4-0-0 OVERALL RECORD: 29-8-10, 68 pts.,
1st Place Pacific Division
Feb. 8 @ Stockton, 3-2 Overtime Win - In the first of four games in a row against the Thunder, John Wroblewski's game-winning goal 2:40 into overtime redeemed the Falcons after they gave-up a tying goal with under three seconds remaining in regulation.
Feb. 10 vs. Stockton, 3-2 Win - Shawn Mather put the Falcons on his back by recording the team's third hat trick of the season, which included his league-high sixth game-winning goal of the year at 12:53 of the third.
Feb. 11 @ Stockton, 5-3 Win - Fresno made it three straight against Stockton behind another two goals from Mather and the eventual game-winner from Brett Hammond, who registered his first point in his third game back after missing 17 games due to injury.
Feb. 12 @ Stockton, 4-1 Win - The Falcons completed the sweep with their fourth win over the Thunder in five days. Fraser Clair scored twice and John Wroblewski recorded a game-winning, shorthanded goal in the winning effort.
THIS WEEK'S UPCOMING GAMES
Tuesday, Feb. 14 vs. Idaho Steelheads, 7 p.m.* - ECHL-leading scorer Garett Bembridge leads the Idaho Steelheads into Save Mart Center. The game is a Carl's Jr. Two-for-Tuesday, with two-for-one coupons available at participating Carl's Jr. locations.
Friday, Feb. 17 @ Las Vegas, 7 p.m.* - The Falcons look for their first win against the Wranglers in their fourth try this season.
Saturday, Feb. 18 @ Stockton, 7:30 p.m.** - Fresno plays the Thunder for the fifth time in its last seven games.
*Catch all of the live play-by-play action on 1550 Sporting News Radio beginning 15 minutes before face-off with the FutureTek Pre-game Show. B2 Networks' pay-per-view video webcast begins 10 minutes before the drop of the puck via www.fresnofalcons.com.
**Saturday's radio broadcast will be joined live in progress beginning at approximately 8:45 p.m. B2 Networks' webcast will be carried live beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Surprisingly, given that the Falcons are 21 games above .500, the team strung together its first four-game winning streak of the year last week.
Shawn Mather took over the team goal-scoring lead after his five-goal performance last week, which included his team-leading 10th power play goal of the year. He now has 23 tallies this season.
Two more notes regarding Mather.he recorded 13 shots on Friday, which is both a new Falcons team record and a league season-high. And, his second goal on Saturday marked the 100th goal of his professional career.
Fresno's perfect week against Stockton gives the club a 15-0-4 mark against Pacific Division opponents this season.
Luke Curtin still leads the team in overall scoring with 59 points (16g-43a), which is fifth best in the ECHL. The eighth-year pro is closing in on 500 points for his career with 495 (184g-311a) as the week begins.
The Falcons begin the week atop the Pacific Division with a nine-point lead over the second-place Long Beach Ice Dogs with one game in hand.