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July 8, 1996 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 18, 2000 | PAUL McLEOD
The Bullfrogs roller hockey team will not play this summer because its league, Roller Hockey International, will not operate this summer, club President Rob Montague said Monday. "We're ready and willing to play, but it's the same old thing," Montague said. "[Roller Hockey International] waited too long to get going and we can't get other owners involved in making a decision as to whether to play."
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SPORTS
February 27, 1994
Bullfrogs Use Draft Pick in Trade for Scorer The Bullfrogs traded their first-round pick in Saturday's Roller Hockey International draft to the San Diego Barracudas in exchange for Max Middendorf, one of the league's top scorers last season. Middendorf had 29 goals and 18 assists in 1993 and led the league in short-handed goals with five. He is currently playing with the Ft. Wayne Komets in the International Hockey League and has eight goals and 11 assists in 18 games.
SPORTS
August 18, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No one has been more disturbed by the way the Bullfrogs have been playing lately than their usually quiet right winger, Sean Whyte. The Bullfrogs are out of sync but have been finding ways to win. They still figure to be heavy favorites to take their third consecutive in-line title when the Roller Hockey International playoffs begin this afternoon at the Arrowhead Pond. But Anaheim will likely be without its second-leading scorer, Kevin St.
SPORTS
July 6, 1995 | Paul McLeod
Roller Hockey International is one big experiment, league officials admit. Many new ideas, some of them grand, some of them not, are being tried if, for no other reason, than to be different from other professional sports leagues. "We want to be new, unique, exciting. . . . We believe people want a breath of fresh air and I think we're giving them that," Steve Pona, Bullfrog director of public relations and promotions, said. He previously handled media relations for the league.
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March 26, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Irvine group and the roller hockey league that have been trying to gain control of the Bullfrogs might receive a favorable answer today from a Santa Ana bankruptcy judge, but the president of a rival league said he intends to seek an injunction preventing the team from playing at the Arrowhead Pond this summer if the deal goes through.
SPORTS
February 19, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The Forum will be home base for the Los Angeles team in Roller Hockey International, a new professional league. The seven other franchises will play in Anaheim, Oakland, Salt Lake City, San Jose, Portland, Vancouver and Toronto.
SPORTS
January 8, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Roller Hockey International, a new pro league, has awarded its first franchises to Los Angeles, Anaheim, Oakland, Vancouver, Salt Lake City, Portland, Ore., San Jose and Toronto. The season will begin in July, with each team playing a 14-game regular season.
SPORTS
June 14, 1998 | PAUL McLEOD
Bullfrogs vs. Columbus Hawks * 6 tonight Site--Arrowhead Pond Records--Bullfrogs (1-0). Hawks (0-0) Record vs. Hawks--First meeting Update--The Bullfrogs already have a problem in their new league, Major League Roller Hockey.
SPORTS
July 31, 1999
Tom Menicci scored the deciding shootout goal for the Bullfrogs, leading his team to a 6-5 victory over the Las Vegas Coyotes in a Roller Hockey International game Friday in Las Vegas. The victory moves the Bullfrogs (15-2-2) into a first-place tie in the Western Division with the Coyotes (15-4-2). Bullfrog goalkeeper Rob Laurie recorded his league-leading 13th victory of the season, stopping 35 of 40 shots, including three of six in the shootout.
SPORTS
July 5, 1999
Roman Hubalek had two goals and an assist and B.J. MacPherson had four assists to help the Bullfrogs defeat the Minnesota Blue Ox, 6-4, in a Roller Hockey International game Sunday in Minneapolis. Rob Laurie had 21 saves to earn his league-leading seventh victory for the Bullfrogs (7-1-2), who are three points behind Western Conference leading Las Vegas. Anaheim plays its next game at Las Vegas Thursday. "We played a solid road game tonight," Bullfrogs Coach Brad McCaughey said.
SPORTS
June 27, 1999
Defenseman Tom Menicci had four goals and three assists to help the Bullfrogs to an 11-7 victory over the Buffalo Wings Saturday in a Roller Hockey International game at Buffalo State College. Menicci's seven points tied a franchise record set by Hugo Belanger Friday night against the St. Louis Bluesmen. Menicci, who is the top-scoring defenseman in the league with 23 points, scored three goals on power plays and the other was short-handed. Belanger had one goal and five assists to increase his league-leading point total to 37. After Buffalo took a 1-0 lead on Josh Oort's goal two minutes into the game, the Bullfrogs responded with three consecutive goals in a three-minute span.
SPORTS
June 16, 1999
The Bullfrogs host Dallas at the Arrowhead Pond at 7 tonight in a Roller Hockey International game. The Bullfrogs (2-1-1) beat the Stallions (0-4) last week at the Pond, 11-4. Anaheim lost its season opener, then won twice before a 12-11 shootout loss Friday to Western Conference-leading San Jose. Hugo Belanger has a team-high nine goals for the Bullfrogs. Friday, Anaheim will host Minnesota. WATER POLO * U.S.
SPORTS
June 4, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Yes, it appears the Bullfrogs will make their Roller Hockey International comeback Saturday night at the Arrowhead Pond. But with the status of professional in-line hockey nearly as shaky as when it opened for business seven years ago, the only thing certain about the Bullfrogs' 7 p.m. game Saturday against the San Jose Rhinos is the Pond doors will be open. How much fan appeal the game still has after another tumultuous off-season is anyone's guess.
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March 27, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD
The Bullfrogs moved a couple steps closer to returning to the Arrowhead Pond this summer after a bankruptcy judge agreed Friday to release the team's logo and name to its former league. According to bankruptcy trustee attorney Erin Moriarity, federal Judge Robert Alberts orally approved the takeover of the team by Roller Hockey International, which will pay $30,000, and Irvine-based Pacific Sports Hockey Group, which will pay $5,000.
SPORTS
March 26, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Irvine group and the roller hockey league that have been trying to gain control of the Bullfrogs might receive a favorable answer today from a Santa Ana bankruptcy judge, but the president of a rival league said he intends to seek an injunction preventing the team from playing at the Arrowhead Pond this summer if the deal goes through.
SPORTS
January 21, 1999 | PAUL McLEOD
The Bullfrogs have committed to return to Roller Hockey International this summer after their one-year foray into Major League Roller Hockey, and founder Maury Silver said he wants to keep the team in Anaheim. The Bullfrogs have played all six of their seasons at the Arrowhead Pond, but Silver owes the Ogden Corp., which operates the building, more than $80,000 in back rent.
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