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2/18/2020 3:22 pm  #1

Roller Hockey League (1991-92 Offseason)

March 29, 1990

Lines are forming outside of multiplexes across the country as New Line Cinema's release of the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie premieres at midnight tonight. In the meantime, a press conference is being held at the Town and Country resort in San Diego. Former NHL draft bust Ramsey Mullins, then 29, along with his former coach and one-time WHA enforcer Milo Castle, 47, are in town to announce the formation of the Roller Hockey League. Both men had talked about forming an ice league, but realized a talent war with the NHL would be fool-hearty. Even though roller hockey has been played for decades at youth and recreational levels, this is the very first time anyone has attempted to form a major roller league.

Also there was 32 year old Finn Wheeler, a billionaire playboy, hockey fan, and an heir to the fortune of one of the major roller skate manufacturers in North America: Wheeler Skate Company. It is Wheeler's financial backing that will help provide part of the capital necessary to get the RHL off the ground.

With so many TV networks hungry for programming to fill the time slots, the RHL has already received bids from Fox, USA Network, ESPN, TBS, TNT and even MTV.

The RHL begins play in Summer 1991 with eight teams. The first to have its name and logo leaked to the media was the New York Rhymes.

Here's the alignment for 1991.
East: Atlanta Soda Jerks, Cleveland Moondogs, Miami MerBlades, New York Rhymes
West: Arizona Gila Monsters, Bay Area Cyborgs, Los Angeles Action, Rocky Mountain Xtreme

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2/18/2020 11:47 pm  #2

Re: Roller Hockey League (1991-92 Offseason)

Here are the Rhymes' logos with proposed team colors.

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2/19/2020 1:29 am  #3

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And now, the uniforms for the Rhymes:

And the Rhymes roster. Every RHL team will have 14 players; Eight forwards, Four defensemen and Two goalies.

22 - (C) Kevin Miller (Sudbury, ON)
89 - (A) Nate Cooke (Watertown, MA)
61 - (A) Rhett Watson (Akron, OH)
84 - Cash Evans (Regina, SK)
75 - Zane Withers (Edina, MN)
29 - Odin Peterson (Detroit, MI)
28 - Elliott Olson (Burnaby, BC)
65 - Ivan Fenetry (Thunder Bay, ON)

51 - Brady Wiseman (Seattle, WA)
74 - Miles Lewis (Ottawa, ON)
37 - Michel Carbonneau (Montreal, QC)
3 - Alexis Lajoie (Quebec City, QC)

73 - Anthony Dumas (Laval, QC)
13 - Brandon Curtis (Peterborough, ON)

The Rhymes will play their home games at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

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2/19/2020 2:51 am  #4

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I really like the R-note primary logo. It's a wild color scheme, perfect for a roller league. Great start!

Creator of the Torland Hockey League

2/19/2020 1:26 pm  #5

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These look nice! I'm looking forward to more to come.
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2/19/2020 1:59 pm  #6

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Off to a great start, love the colors and uniforms for New York!


2/20/2020 2:07 am  #7

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“Feel the rhythm. Feel the rhyme. Get on up, it’s bobsled time! COOOOOOOLLLLLL RUUNNNINNGGSS” - Walt Disney Pictures. (1993). Cool Runnings.

I might have gotten Disney+ recently, but this is what Rhymes make me think of. Grade A concept and a grade A idea for a thread. Should be fun!


2/20/2020 5:03 pm  #8

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The second team to be unveiled is the Rocky Mountain Xtreme. Based in Denver, Colorado, the Xtreme will play their home games at the McNichols Sports Arena.

1991 Xtreme Roster

84 - (C) Aaron Keen (Brantford, ON)
58 - (A) Drew Rodgers (Rochester, NY)
10 - (A) Joshua Roth (Vancouver, BC)
4 - Corbin Woodward (Fargo, ND)
5 - Timothy Irwin (Edmonton, AB)
82 - Jesse Wheeler (Minneapolis, MN)
15 - Gabriel Bernier (Montreal, QC)
77 - Baljeet Gupta (Vancouver, BC)

23 - Alexis Thibault (Granby, QC)
62 - Kevin Gill (Winnipeg, MB)
78 - Maverick White (Red Deer, AB)
42 - Charlie Rogers (Grand Rapids, MI)

50 - Jani Valtonen (Helsinki, Finland)
31 - Fredrik Stenmark (Uppsala, Sweden)

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2/20/2020 5:10 pm  #9

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Colorado looks amazing, the colors are perfect.


2/20/2020 5:30 pm  #10

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Xtreme indeed. You nailed this whole vibe tremendously. That's like the perfect 90's logo. The x-striping is perfectly gaudy. 

Creator of the Torland Hockey League

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