January 24 - January 30
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian Clark
January 24, 2005
LAST WEEK'S RECORD: 2-0-0 OVERALL RECORD: 21-13-4,
January 18 vs. Pensacola, 4-3 Overtime Win - Captain Dan Tessier
capped a four-point performance (2g-2a) with Fresno's first overtime
winner of the season 4:03 into the extra session. The Falcons managed
to pull out the victory despite relinquishing three one-goal leads
January 23 vs. Las Vegas, 4-2 Win - The Falcons grew their unbeaten
streak to 10 games with help from Jamie Hodson, who made 37 saves
in goal, and David Brisson and Sam Ftorek, who each contributed
a goal and an assist. Defensemen Curtis Sheptak and Simon Mangos
also scored in the winning effort.
THIS WEEK'S UPCOMING GAMES
Monday, Jan. 24 @ Bakersfield, 7 p.m. - Fresno plays its final
game before the ECHL All-Star Break at Centennial Garden against
the West Division-leading Bakersfield Condors. Tune in to hear all
the live play-by-play action on 103.1 FM, The Mountain Cat, beginning
at 6:50 p.m. with the pre-game show.
Friday, Jan. 28 vs. Las Vegas, 7 p.m. - The Falcons return from
the break for a re-match with the Wranglers. The first 3,000 fans
will receive a Year-at-a-Glance Calendar courtesy of Dumont Printing.
Saturday, Jan. 29 vs. Long Beach, 1 p.m. - The Falcons take on
the only team against which they have a losing record - the Long
Beach Ice Dogs. The first 3,000 fans will receive a Matchbox Car
courtesy of Hedrick's Chevrolet. Please note the early start time.
Sunday, Jan. 30 @ Long Beach, 5 p.m. - Fresno heads to Long Beach
Arena to complete a home-and-home with the Ice Dogs. Catch the live
play-by-play action on 103.1 FM, The Mountain Cat, beginning at
4:50 p.m. with the pre-game show.
- Dan Tessier begins the week tied for fourth in the league in
scoring with 41 points (17g-24a).
- Jason Weaver is riding an eight-game point streak (4g-8a) that
has moved him into a third place tie in the team scoring race
with Derek Krestanovich. Both players have 27 points.
- The Falcons won their season-high fifth straight game by beating
Las Vegas on Sunday.
- The team is 12-1-1 over its last 14 games at Save Mart Center
with the only loss during that time span a 4-2 set-back to the
Long Beach Ice Dogs on Dec. 14.
- Fresno is still unbeaten in the New Year with a record of 9-0-1
in 2005. The team's last loss in regulation came on New Year's
Eve, 4-3 to the Wheeling Nailers.
- The Falcons are ranked 10th (17.3%) on the power play and 17th
(83.0%) on the penalty kill.
- Fresno begins the week in a tie for fourth place in the West
Division with the San Diego Gulls. They trail the third-place
Alaska Aces by two points in the standings and the division-leading
Bakersfield Condors by nine points.