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ability, entry level through experienced pro.
MLRH ain't for everybody, this is real hockey.
©2012 Major League Roller Hockey
PO Box 25621
Alexandria, VA 22313
Bill Raue, President and founder, Phone: (703) 535-5996 x 1) email@example.com
Doug Jones, Commissioner and co - owner, Phone: (843) - 267-0995, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Rezac and the OC Breakaway Bullies are
hitting MLRH this fall.....
HOUSTON VENOM ARE
GOING TO THE DANCE
IT'S GONNA BE A WILD, WILD WEST SHOW!
Houston Black Venom
Les Spiders de Rouen
Orebro Eagle Sports
Mannheim Blue Devils
Houston Red Venom
Palm Beach RollerHawks
Las Vegas Jokers
CPLV Mozo Gray
Major League Roller Hockey has announced that it's
2013-14 North American Championships will be held March 15 & 16 at the new Slapshot Roller Hockey in Las Vegas.
The North American winners will qualify for
the MLRH World Championships in Mannheim, Germany, April 26 and 27.
World-wide PRO Roller Hockey
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FINAL QUALIFIER ADDED FOR MLRH EUROPE TEAMS
To view games, click
on the logo above.
You team can still enter the May 2 qualifying tournament.
Winner advances to the MLRH Championships May 3 & 4
Top Left: Vuorelan Veikot Right: The ladies
of Mannheim Above: Frederickspark Arena
Breakaway Bullies (USA)
Vuorelan Veikot (Finland)
Orebro Eagles (Sweden
Koovee Rollers (Finland)*
* Winners of the world-wide MLRH Fan Poll
Two additional Wild Card
teams to be determined.
In a dramatic announcement, Major League Roller Hockey has announced that it will return to it's roots with the introduction of the first 'real" pro
roller hockey league in 15 years.
The Major League "Super League" will debut with with 8-10 teams playing
an eight game demo season with teams playing a "home and home" schedule. Super League team rosters will feature a mix of pro ice hockey players from the ECHL, Central League, Southern Professional and Federal Leagues plus graduating college ice hockey players as well as "pure" roller hockey players from the MLRH Pro Tour ranks.
In making the announcement, Bill Raue, MLRH President and Founder said, "We have made great strides at MLRH with our Pro Tour that now includes the world's best roller hockey players playing in 15 countries world wide. Over the past year, MLRH games and programming has attracted over 760,000 viewers and that is unprecedented for roller hockey. The problem is that the present system of several teams playing monthly at a designated city cannot be sold as a league. Nobody will own or support a team if the teams never have home games. Additionally, without the support of the mainstream media, this sport will never grow and is doomed to remain a niche sport."
"IT IS OUR TO GOAL TO
DEVELOP A FAN BASED LEAGUE WITH A PRODUCT CAPABLE OF ATTRACTING
Quite simply, it is the goal of the MLRH Super League to be
exactly the same as any professionaol sports league,
playing in the summer allows us to market to familys as there are no "school nights."
Welcome to the Super league!
The Super League will not play in huge arenas but will play
in attractive, brightly lit rinks
with sufficient seating, allowing
team management to create a true professional game experience.
The Super League will play primarily Saturday evenings with a target
market of providing affordable family entertainment. Games will include Mascots and giveaways, free skating on the rink after the game, post-game concerts and halftime youth games.
With over 760,000 fans watching MLRH programming, the Super league will use Roller Hockey TV extensively to market the league.
"This gives us the opportumity to reinvent ourselves, but also limit the typical problems with owners and coaches we have been having", Commissioner Doug Jones added.
Every team needs veteran leadership and the Bullies have it big time in 44 year-old Jamie Cooke, a former 7th round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, who enjoyed a twelve year pro ice career
with the Hershy Bears (AHL), Birmingham Bulls and Bakersfield Condors in the ECHL and the Idaho Steeelheads in the WCHL. At age 44, Cooke was selected to represnt the USA in the FIRS World Championships.
The Breakaway Bullies are three time MLRH Champions but the world is watching as they take on the best of
Europe in Mannheim, Germany to win their fourth title.
The Breakaway Bullies celebrate
another MLRHChampionship. Below:
Bad boy Chris Connole takes a break from thumping opponents for TV.
In 2011, their first year in MLRH, they knocked off the Pama Cyclones for the title. In 2012 it was the Detroit Mission Stars who came up short and in 2013
the Marsblade Capitals, (Sweden) lost to the Bullies,
dropping two 4-3 games in a best-of-three series. For the record,
the European teams refuse to back down playing the Bullies and
the Koovee Rollers (Finland) came very close to springing an upset, falling 5-4 in the final minute of Game Three in the semi-finals. The Rollers want another shot at the Bullies (Below).
The Breakaway Bullies may well be Major League Roller Hockey's version of the 1927 Yankees or the Gretsky era Edmonton Oilers. They just keep on winning!
Don Johnson adds even more pro ice experience to the team.
His resume include playing five years of Jr. A, Division 1 college hockey at Alaska Fairbanks and an ECHL career with the Long Beach Ice Dogs, the Bakersfield Condors and the Stockton Thunder.
It would appear that winning a Gold Medal for the USA in international competition is an entry level requirement to become a Bully in good standing. Ian Rezak has two FIRS medals and was named player of the year in 2013-14. Steven
"Soupy" Campbell was a two time winner in the IIHF Worlds
and Itan Chavira, in addition to his entertaining trick shot videos, has won Gold for the USA as well.
You have to love Jon Massey, a gritty, a tough hard working defenseman. The MLRH "Jon Massey" Award goes to the player demonstrating Massey's work ethic. And finally, there is
Lucas Romero, a former USHL player and a speed demon.
Aaron Moss is unique amoung MLRH players as a four time MLRH World Champion, three with the Bullies and one with Colorado back in 2000. Moss is also a two time Gold Medal winner with one Silver at the IIHF World Championships.
Chris Connole,, the reigning MLRH bad boy is a former IHL pro ice player with the Long Beach Ice Dogs. Rob Sudduth, the Bullis goalie has won Pro championships in both NARCh Pro and Torhs. And then there is Tom Tyler. All he has done is lead MLRH in scoring in 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons.
The Koovee Rollers are ready for another shot at the Breakaway Bullies and Tuukka "Tuke" Suoniemi is predicting that the MLRH champioship will reside in Finland.