June 8, 1997 |
The Bullfrogs ushered in the Brad McCaughey era by bringing their first-year coach onto the playing surface in a shiny, white stretch limousine. "We figured we'd blow it out first class," Bullfrogs General Manager Bob Destocki said. Then the Bullfrogs went out and blew a four-goal lead before pounding out a 9-6 victory over the St. Louis Vipers in a Roller Hockey International game Saturday at the Pond.
July 8, 1996 |
After every Roller Hockey International game, hundreds of kids are allowed to lug hockey sticks, roller pucks and caps into the locker room in search of their favorite players' autographs. No one can say RHI, Ltd., doesn't know its fan base. Those little-known signatures may not be worth a lot at a sports memorabilia show, but they mean something to the youngsters who seek them. And their value is even more apparent to RHI, which stages its third annual all-star game at the Pond at 7 tonight.
July 23, 1999
The Bullfrogs' eight-game winning streak ended Thursday with an 8-4 loss to the St. Louis Vipers in a Roller Hockey International game in St. Louis. St. Louis (11-6) scored two goals in the opening five minutes and never trailed. The Bullfrogs (12-2-2) were stymied by goaltender James Jensen, who had 50 saves. Anaheim goaltender Rob Laurie suffered his first loss in regulation this season. Dan Shermerhorn scored two goals for the Bullfrogs, who host Chicago tonight.
July 9, 1999
Bullfrog goalkeeper Rob Laurie stopped 32 of 36 shots, leading the Bullfrogs to a 5-4 victory over the first-place Las Vegas Coyotes in a Roller Hockey International game Thursday in Las Vegas. Hugo Belanger, the league's leading scorer with 41 points, had two assists for the Bullfrogs (8-3-2), which moved within one point of the Coyotes (9-2-1). Laurie picked up his league-leading eighth victory of the season, extending the Bullfrogs winning streak to four games.
August 12, 1995 |
The San Diego Barracudas scored a franchise-record six goals in the first quarter Friday night and held on to defeat the Anaheim Bullfrogs, 10-9, in a wild Roller Hockey International game before an announced crowd of 4,864 at the San Diego Sports Arena. Anaheim battled back to tie the game twice in the final quarter. But Mike Duffy got the winner with 10 seconds left in the game, beating Rob Laurie. The Barracudas (12-11-1) scored six power-play goals, also a team record.
June 29, 1997
The Bullfrogs snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 12-5 victory over the San Jose Rhinos Saturday night at the San Jose Arena. Todd Wetzel, Joe Cook and Chris Newans each scored twice for the Bullfrogs. Doug McCarthy had a goal and four assists and Rick Judson had a goal and three assists for Anaheim, which handed the Rhinos their first regulation loss of the season. Bullfrog goaltender Rob Laurie stopped 34 shots to earn the victory and remain unbeaten at 5-0.
June 4, 1995 |
Joe Cook scored two goals, and Daniel Shank had three assists to lead the Bullfrogs to a 7-5 victory over the Blades in the teams' Roller Hockey International opener Saturday at The Pond of Anaheim before an announced crowd of 13,911. The Bullfrogs led, 5-1, at halftime, but the Blades scored three consecutive goals in the third quarter to narrow the gap.
June 6, 1994 |
The Anaheim Bullfrogs spoiled the debut of Blades Coach Bobby Hull Jr., winning, 7-1, before 8,653 at the Pond of Anaheim in the Roller Hockey International season opener for both teams on Sunday. Bullfrogs goalie Rob Laurie turned away 37 shots. The Blades' Brett Kurtz scored with 3:53 remaining in the game. The teams combined for 96 penalty minutes. Although there were three scuffles, only the Bullfrogs' Darren Langdon and Kurtz received 10-minute game misconduct penalties.