January 11, 2006

All-Star Audio Broadcasters Announced
Yahoo! Carries Broadcast For 8th Year

PRINCETON, N.J. – The ECHL on Wednesday announced that Brian Clark of the host Fresno Falcons, Matt Melzak of the Toledo Storm and Christopher Stango of the Greenville Grrrowl have been selected for the audio broadcast of the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game presented by Bud Light on Jan. 25 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif.

The audio broadcast is produced by NHL Radio and will feature a play-by-play announcer, a color commentator and a roving reporter who will be ice level interviewing participants and others involved with the All-Star Game as well as representatives from the American Hockey League and the National Hockey League.

The live audio play-by-play will be broadcast worldwide on the Internet by Yahoo! Sports, marking the eighth consecutive year that Yahoo! has carried the ECHL All-Star Game audio live. The live broadcast will begin at 6:45 p.m. PT and will be available through on-demand for one year.

Clark is in his seventh season as the play-by-play announcer for the Falcons and is also responsible for handling the team’s media relations duties as well as managing web site development and maintenance and selling corporate sponsorships. The West Coast Hockey League named him Communications Director of the Year in 2001 and Broadcaster of the Year in 2002. Before joining the Falcons, Clark worked in the digital and cable television industry as well as working in media relations with the Colorado Avalanche, the International PGA Tour event and the United States Olympic Festival. He is a native of Denver and a graduate of Dartmouth College.

Melzak is in his third season as the play-by-play announcer and director of communications for the Toledo Storm. A native of Toledo and a graduate of the University of Toledo, Melzak has worked several years as a radio broadcaster including being the voice of Bowling Green State University.

Stango is in his second season as play-by-play announcer and media director for Greenville and is responsible for all aspects of game broadcasts as well as overseeing the team web site and writing press releases and game notes. He received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northeastern University in May 2004.

The Fresno Falcons are the host for the 2006 ECHL All-Star Skills Competition on Jan. 24 and the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game presented by Bud Light on Jan. 25. Both events will be at Save Mart Center and begin at 7 p.m. PT.