Contact: Brian Clark
January 27, 2005

Host Las Vegas and Long Beach at Save Mart Center Following All-Star Break

FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno Falcons return from the ECHL All-Star Break with a pair of games tomorrow and Saturday at Save Mart Center against the Las Vegas Wranglers and Long Beach Ice Dogs, respectively. The Falcons begin the second half of the campaign tied with the San Diego Gulls for fourth place in the West Division with a record of 21-14-4 and 46 points.

Tomorrow's game versus the Wranglers begins at 7 p.m. and is a re-match of Fresno's final home game before the break when the Falcons defeated Las Vegas, 4-2, on Jan. 23. The first 3,000 fans to tomorrow's contest will receive a Falcons 2005 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar courtesy of Dumont Printing.

Saturday's tilt begins at 1 p.m. and features the only team against which Fresno has a losing record. The Falcons are 1-3-0 this season versus the Ice Dogs, who are in second place in the West Division. The first 3,000 fans at the game on Saturday will receive a Falcons Matchbox Car courtesy of Hedrick's Chevrolet.

The club then wraps-up a busy weekend of hockey on Sunday when they travel to Long Beach Arena to complete a home-and-home series with the Ice Dogs at 5 p.m.

Individual tickets are on sale for both tomorrow and Saturday's games 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

Transaction Note: The Cleveland Barons of the American Hockey League re-called winger Scott Dobben today. Dobben played two games for the Falcons and recorded zero points and two penalty minutes.