FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Brian Clark
January 19, 2005
LEAGUE NAMES TESSIER ALTERNATE CAPTAIN FOR ALL-STAR GAME
Falcons Captain Also a Starter for National Conference All-Stars
FRESNO, Calif. - Fresno Falcons captain Dan Tessier has been named
an alternate captain for the National Conference All-Stars at next
Wednesday's Coors Light ECHL All-Star Game in Reading, Pa.
In Fresno's first game after the announcement that Tessier had
been picked as a starter for the National Conference, the Falcons'
leading scorer promptly recorded his first professional hat trick
during a 9-5 win against the San Diego Gulls on Jan. 7. Tessier
is currently the ECHL's third leading scorer with 41 points (17g-24a)
following a two-goal, two-assist performance last night against
the Pensacola Ice Pilots. His second goal last night served as the
game-winner in the Falcons' dramatic 4-3 overtime victory, which
moved the club into sole possession of third place in the West Division.
The league named Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies left wing Luke
Curtin as captain and Johnstown Chiefs center Brent Kelly as the
other alternate captain for the National Conference.
Pensacola's Corey Neilson and the Charlotte Checkers' Mike Harder
and Florida Everblades' Matt Pagnutti were named as the captain
and alternate captains, respectively, for the American Conference
The Falcons next put their 8-0-1 record in 2005 on the line on
Sunday, Jan. 23, when they host the Las Vegas Wranglers at Save
Mart Center at 5 p.m. The game is a Falcons Family Day, featuring
four tickets, four hot dogs and four soft drinks for just $40 -
a savings of more than $30! Family Day packages must be purchased
at the Save Mart Center box office.
Individual tickets are also on sale now for as low as $8 per seat
and may be purchased directly at the arena box office and all Ticketmaster
outlets, by phone at 485-TIXS (8497) or online at www.ticketmaster.com.