MLRH Weekly Newsletter May 20th

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Arizona Launches New MLRH Team Webiste

Dave Marmorstein to coach expansion Arizona Arsenal

The Arizona Arsenal are making a big impression in their debut season of MLRH play. While yet to play a game, the Arsenal have landed some big signings, intro- duced their new logo, launched a new website and filled their head coaching vacancy with the signing of Dave Marmorstein, who knows what it takes to win in MLRH play. Marmorstein’s Arizona Stallions made a serious run at the MLRH title in 2005 and he then coached an MLRH All-Star team to a sweep of a UK team in Sheffield, England. The Arsenal will compete in MLRH’s Pacific Division and have announced June 25 tryouts at the Castle Sports Club in Phoenix. More information about the Arsenal, it’s players and tryout information is available at:
www.arizonaarsenalmlrh.com

Hall Of Fame Honor For Joe Cook

Adam Stio is bringing his Roller Hockey Hall of Fame collection of roller hockey memorabilia to MLRH’s opening night honoring Anaheim Bullfrog legend Joe Cook. MLRH Commissioner Doug Jones recently interviewed Stio.
1. Where is the RHHOF now, how long has it been in existence and does the RHOF have some rare memorabilia? Stio: The RHHOF is based at my house right now, but I have always wanted a place for people to view everything and know that there is a wonderful history to our sport. I started it in 2004 in Bridgewater, NJ and originally I had a website. I’m not good with sites and the person I had run it disappeared on me a while back. I like Facebook and think that social media is the way to go, so I’m looking to debut a Facebook page soon. I have many different pieces and most are rare, based on the fact that the sport is small and most leagues have not stood the test of time. My favorite piece is a jersey, pants and socks from Indiana State University’s roller hockey program in 1964.
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2. What criteria selects RHHOF members? Stio: I am looking to start electing members once I can get the Facebook site up and going. I will look to the members of the page, once we hit a certain number, plus a push out to the roller hockey community. I will ask for nominations, along with a list of accomplishments in our sport to determine if they will be accepted. I feel each year we should select a few people to make it as worthy as possible.
3. Is there anything or anyone else who honors the game like you do? Stio: There are a lot of passionate people in our sport…this is what makes it unique. I know many people that hold everything either in their programs or businesses very close to their heart. I feel
each one of these people help to honor the past and traditions of their leagues and companies.
4. MLRH opening night what can fans expect? Stio: Fans can expect to learn about the past a little bit and hopefully pick up something that they didn’t know. It’s all about knowledge. Take what we learn and move forward, in turn helping to grow our sport. I will bring some old uniforms so everyone can see that we did once wear some heavy sweaters. I’ll have some great pictures that include old advertise- ments that have some people in them that you might know. I also plan on a nice spread of pictures, magazines and more that celebrate Joe Cook and his career.

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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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