MLRH Weekly Newsletter April 8th

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Published on April 11, 2011 with No Comments

Anaheim Bullfrogs Return to MLRH Play

Storied franchise to compete in expanded Pacific Division

Alexandria, Va– Major League Roller Hockey (MLRH)has announced the return of one of inline hockey’s most successful franchises as the Anaheim Bullfrogs return to MLRH. The Bullfrogs, winner of world championships in both Roller Hockey International and MLRH, will complete in the MLRH Pacific Division, challenging Mission Axiom, LA Pama Cyclones, 949 Anarchy, Hollywood Dream, Team Kallusive and an Arizona franchise. The Axiom are defending champions from 2010 – 2011.

In making the announcement, MLRH Commissioner Doug Jones said, “We are thrilled to announce the return of this legendary team. Many former Bullfrogs still live in the area and we look forward to creating a fan base of former frogomaniacs as well as younger fans. MLRH has announced that, throughout their first season, the Bullfrogs will be wearing their circa 1991-1999 throwback sweaters. Bob Elder, who won both RHI and MLRH championships with the team in the 90’s returns as “chairman emeritus” to give his vast experience with the franchise, “Anaheim has so much history, rich with loyal fans and great players. I am honored to be a part of the return of this championship franchise”.
The Bullfrogs are but the latest in a series of expansion moves in the Pacific Division. New teams, one from Arizona and Team Kallusive, sponsored by the Kallusive Streetwear clothing line will be profiled in our next newsletter.

Future Stars Youth Roller Hockey TV Tournament, MAY 14 in Rochester Hills, MI

Youth roller hockey players in the Detroit area will get a chance to play before a world-wide audience when Roller Hockey TV broadcasts the MLRH “Stars of Tomorrow” tournament at Rochester Hills Skate and Sports Arena. The tournament is produced jointly by the host arena and Roller Hockey TV and also serves as a fundraiser for the local teams. 75% of all advertising dollars for the daylong event is retained by the various host teams and organiza- tions.
Every team (all age divisions through 17U) is guaranteed three games and at least one TV game. Local coaches, players and league officials participate in the broadcast and MLRH Commissioner Doug Jones will provide the play by play coverage. “This is a great idea,” said Ken Helms, Rochester Hills owner.
“The kids get to play on TV just like the pros and their friends and relatives around the country get to watch them play.” The entry fee is $400 per team. More at www.mlrh.com

Roller Hockey TV Announces Agreement to Air Buffalo Wings Championship

Roller Hockey TV and the Buffalo Wings have announced that the Wings Championships will be carried live on Roller Hockey TV. The two day event is set for August 27 and 28 and will air from Amhurst, NY, a Buffalo suburb. In addition to their MLRH pro team, the Wings operate one of the most successful amateur programs in America with over 140 teams participating. The Wings pro team won the 2009 MLRH Championships and will return for the 2011-12 season.

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About Doug Jones

Doug Jones has been in the inline industry since 1991. He has developed and worked with both successful ice and inline hockey programs and was the former Director of Hockey operations for the Wayne Gretzky Roller hockey centers from 1997 - 2006 (WGRHC became CARHC). He has been a state director for California, Hawaii and South Carolina with State Wars and worked as a NARCh national tournament director from 2006 - 2010. Doug continues to work to grow the sport and is the commissioner for MLRH (Major league roller hockey) Doug can be reached at doug@mlrh.com

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