National Conference Defeats American Conference, 7-6
FRESNO, Calif. – Fresno Falcons assistant captain and leading scorer Luke Curtin was named the ECHL All-Star Game’s Most Valuable Player for scoring two goals in a 20 second span during the first minute of the third period. His two tallies extended a one-goal lead at the start of the frame to a three-goal margin that helped propel the National Conference to a 7-6 victory over the American Conference at SaveMartCenter.
Falcons goaltender Brett Jaeger, who played the third period for the National side, was peppered with 19 shots and made 15 saves.
Fresno’s third All-Star in the game, defenseman Dustin VanBallegooie, finished as a +1.
The Falcons return to ECHL regular season action on Friday, Jan. 27, when they host the Long Beach Ice Dogs at SaveMartCenter at 7 p.m. Individual tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster outlets and SaveMartCenter’s box office with prices ranging from $8 - $23. For complete ticket information and an arena map of Save Mart Center, visit www.fresnofalcons.com/singletickets.html, or contact the Falcons front office directly at (559) 485-PUCK (7825).
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2006 ECHL ALL-STAR GAME
AMERICAN ALLSTARS (6) vs. NATIONAL ALLSTARS (7)
Date: Jan 25, 2006
Location: Fresno, California Arena: Save Mart Center
End time:9:25 - Total time:2:12
Goals by Period 1 2 3 Tot
AMERICAN ALLSTARS... 2 0 4 - 6
NATIONAL ALLSTARS... 2 1 4 - 7