Monday, February 19, 2007

Game rescheduled, Bako wants to fight

News flash from Joe Babik:


Fresno, Calif. – This afternoon’s game between the Fresno Falcons and Bakersfield Condors at Save Mart Center was postponed due to unsafe ice conditions. The game will be rescheduled for a later date.

Fresno is off until Sunday when it travels to Long Beach for a 5:00 p.m. face-off against the Ice Dogs. all of the action on 1550 and 96.1 Sporting News Radio starting with the Port of Subs Pre-Game Show at 4:45.

I think those dirty Condors may want to fight some more:

Saturday, February 17, 2007

No ice no Falcons?

Matt James, probably the Bee's best columnist, wrote a great piece about the Fresno Falcons and how they might have to move if there's no Fresno ice to practice on. Basically saying, if nobody does anything about this lack of ice problem, problem solved: Matt James story.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Record Shredded - Suck it Bakersfield

I just wish we could get this many people out to a Falcons game all the time. Well, not ALL the time, that many people in the Save Mart Center is actually annoying. But it was great for a night.

I'll let Joe Babik tell the rest of the story:


14,023 fans at Save Mart Center as Fresno ends five-game winless streak

Fresno, Calif. – The Fresno Falcons scored a season-high three power-play goals, including two from John Wroblewski, and Ryan MacDonald made 37 saves to lead the Falcons to a 3-1 on Saturday in front of a Falcons’ team record 14,023 fans at Save Mart Center . The single-game attendance is the seventh highest in the 19-year history of the ECHL.

Stockton took a 1-0 lead into the locker room after one period courtesy of an Eric Main goal 3:02 into the contest. Main took a shot from the top of the left-wing circle that beat Falcons’ goaltender Ryan MacDonald high to the glove side.

The Falcons pulled even with a power-play goal 2:39 into the second period. Dustin VanBallegooie’s shot from the point was deflected out of midair by Wroblewski, who tipped it past goaltender Cam Ellsworth for the tying goal.

Fresno ’s power play struck again at 5:32 to take a 2-1 lead. Luke Curtin took a pass from Cory Murphy, and had his shot tipped in front by Wroblewski, who picked up his second goal of the night.

Luke Curtin gave the Falcons a 3-1 lead 11:35 into the third period with Fresno ’s season high third power-play goal of the game. Curtin took a pass from Murphy, and blasted a shot past Ellsworth from the right-wing circle. John Morlang earned an assist on the goal, giving him 200 points in his professional career.

Fresno’s penalty kill was as lethal as its power-play on Saturday, killing off all six Stockton man-advantage chances.

The Falcons improve to 6-0-0 against the Thunder this season, and 15-0-1 all-time.

Fresno opens a two-game series in Alaska on Tuesday, with face-off set for 8:15 p.m. PT. Catch all of the play-by-play action on 1550 Sporting News Radio, starting with the Port of Subs Pre-Game Show at 8:00.
- Joe Babik