FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 31, 2004

Contact: Brian Clark
bclark@fresnofalcons.com

FALCONS SIGN ROOKIE CENTER
Priestlay Joins Club Out of Western Hockey League

BOISE, Idaho ­ The Fresno Falcons signed rookie centerman Brad Priestlay (pr: Priestley) on Monday, who made his professional debut the same evening against the San Diego Gulls.

The 20-year old native of Kamloops, BC, spent the majority of his four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winter Hawks. Priestlay recorded his first point as a pro last night when he picked up an assist in the Falcons’ 3-2 shootout win over the Alaska Aces.

Fresno continues a four-game homestand to complete the 2003-04 season when they welcome the Idaho Steelheads to Save Mart Center for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday. Both tilts begin at 7 p.m., with the first 2,500 fans on Friday receiving a Falcons matchbox car courtesy of Hedrick’s Chevrolet.

Tickets to both games can be purchased directly at Save Mart Center’s Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets, which include select Save Mart Supermarkets, Tower Records, Wherehouse Music and Ritmo Latino locations, charged by phone at 485-TIXS or bought online by clicking the Ticketmaster icon throughout www.fresnofalcons.com.