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BGH: Louisville RiverFrogs (ECHL)

(Updated January 24, 2005)

The name RiverFrogs was created by an Assistant GM to the AAA Louisville Redbirds, Greg Galiette.

The Louisville RiverFrogs played for three seasons in Louisville, Kentucky 1995-1998. The team played in Broadbent Arena (becoming known thereafter as "The Swamp") at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) and mostly practiced there as well. However, the Arena was frequently not available and many times they had to practice as far away as Columbus, Indiana. The mascot for the RiverFrogs was named Rowdy. The Official Team Colors were forest green, purple, & gold.

The RiverFrogs made the playoffs in the 95-96 season, but were swept by the South Carolina Stingrays in the first round (4-2L, 3-1L, 5-3L).

The RiverFrogs finished 7th of 8 in the ECHL North in 1996-1997 and did not make the playoffs.

At the end of the 1997-1998 season, the team was sold and moved to Florida to become the Miami Matadors. The Matadors franchise went inactive after after the 1998-1999 season. It was moved to Cincinnati to become the new ECHL Cincinnati Cyclones for the 2001-2002 season.


You can view Louisville RiverFrogs ticket price history in the
Ticket prices
page.

SEASON

AFFILIATE(S)

1995-1996

none

1996-1997

NHL: New York Islanders & San Jose Sharks, AHL: Kentucky Thoroughblades

1997-1998

NHL: New York Islanders & San Jose Sharks, AHL: Kentucky Thoroughblades

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You can view all of the former Louisville River Frogs' career statistics by clicking Ralph Slate's Hockeydb.com or you can click on the player's name below and view only his stats. Also, any players who played in Europe have a "Eurostats" link to their stats page at Mike Ewer's Eurohockey.net.

 

T-BLADES PLAYER

NO.

GAMES PLAYED

WHERE ARE THEY NOW?, NOTES, PICTURES, ETC

Tobias Åblad (D), Eurostats 17
27
SWEDEN: Borås Hockeyclub (SWE 1. division)

Steve Adams (D)

 

3

 

Sandy Allan (G)

 

37

RETIRED. 
ECHL 96-97 ECHL AllStar,  RBA: 96-97 Defensive Player of the Month (Jan)

Greg Allen (LW)

11

4

 

David Bell (D)

 

10

last known team Port Huron Beacons (UHL)

Randy Best (D)

 

7

 

Brian Blad (D)

20

66

95-96 ECHL Best Defenseman

Scott Boston (D)

21

18

 

Paul Botto (D)

15

4

 

Marc Boxer (LW), Eurostats

25

62

USA Hockey Youth Coordinator

Reggie Brezeault (C)

19

19

 

Trevor Buchanan (LW)

 

23

RETIRED from playing.  Now the Asst. Director of Hockey Operations for the Bossier Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)

Matt Carmichael (G)

 

2

Huntsville Havoc (SPHL)

Tim Chase (D)

21

25

 

Chet Culic (F

 

5

 

Michael Dahle (C)

23

4

First Franchise Goal (10-13-95)

Chris DeProfio (C)

14, 20

54

RBA: 96-97 Offensive Player of the Month (Feb),  RBA: 97-98 Offensive Player of the Month (Oct)

Philippe DeRouville (G), Eurostats

1

8

ITALY: HC Val Pusteria Wolves ()

Martin Duris (D), Eurostats

 

7

 

Brett Duval (G)

 

1

 

Jeff Ewasko (D),
Eurostats  

 

2

UNITED KINGDOM: Basingstoke Bison (Elite)

Kyle Ferguson (RW), Eurostats

 

18

 

Steve Ferranti (C)

11

43

 

Michael Flynn (C)

8

70

97-98 Offensive Player of the Month (Dec, Jan)

Robert Frid (RW)

25

56

RETIRED January 2004.

Derek Gauthier (RW)

 

65

Lubboch Cotton Kings (CHL) – last known team

Bob Gohde (D)

12

60

 

Sheldon Gorski (RW), Eurostats

9

182

Team Cpt 95-96, 96-97, TR: 96-97 Most goals (38), TR: 96-97 Most Points (73), TA: 96-97 MVP, TR: 97-98 Most goals (46), TR: 97-98 Most Points (75), RBA: 96-97 Offensive Player of the Month (Nov), RBA: 97-98 Offensive Player of the Month (Feb)

David Goverde (G)

30

12

Orlando Seals (WHA2)

Garry Gruber (D)

 

22

 

Jason Hanchuk (D)

5

127

RBA: 96-97 Defensive Player of the Month (Nov)

Eric Johnson (RW)

 

65

 

Kory Karlander (LW), Eurostats

 

19

Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)

Dieter Kochan (G)

30

18

Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL), 
BA: 97-98 Defensive Player of the Month (Jan)

James Konte (G)

 

5

 

Jeff Kostuch (C)

10

128

 97-98 Team Captain (after Gorski was named as Assistant Coach)

Frank Kovács (LW), Eurostats,

player page

 

29

HUNGARY: Team Hungary (WC D1).

Jack Kowal (RW)

22

103

Assistant Coach of the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves (WCHA).

RBA: 96-97 Offensive Player of the Month (Dec), 97-98 Offensive Player of the Month (Nov)

Brett Larson (D), Eurostats

 

27

last known team DENMARK: Odense IK Bulldogs (Elitserien DEN)

Paul John "PJ" Lepler (D),
Eurostats  

3

80

RBA: 97-98 Defensive Player of the Month (Jan, Feb)

Lance Leslie (G)

31

70

Lubbock Cotton Kings (CHL)

RBA: 97-98 Defensive Player of the Month (Oct)

Terry Lindgren (D)

7

85

Pete Liptrott (D)

4

90

 

Geoff Lopatka (LW)

 

1

 

Tom MacDonald (F)

 

20

 

Corey MacIntyre (LW), Eurostats

 

4

 

Stephane Madore (D)

14, 19

169

RBA: 97-98 Defensive Player of the Month (Nov)

Mäkinen, Marko (RW), Eurostats

14

38

FINLAND: Tappara Tampere (SM-Liiga)

Mike McGhan (LW)

 

1

last known team Colorado Eagles (CHL)

Sam McKenney (D)

 

6

 

Kevin Meisner (D)

 

53

 

Jeff Mikesch (C)

18

45

 

Pat Mikesch (C), Eurostats

 

4

GERMANY: Düsseldorfer EG (DEL)

Andrew Miller (C)

 

61

TA: 95-96 Most Points (59), TA: 95-96 Team +/- Leader (+22), TA: 95-96 Rookie of the Year,

Klemen Mohoric (G), Eurostats

 

10

ITALY: HC Meran Eagles 

Alain Morissette (G)

31

48

ECHL 95-96 Goaltender of the Year, TA: 95-96 MVP, 95-96 ECHL North All Stars, ECHL 95-96 Player of the Week (Dec 31), ECHL 95-96 Shutout Leader (tied - 2)

Craig Nelson (D), Eurostats

2

64

Jason Pain (C),

6

52

 

Chris Pittman (C)

15

14

Trenton Titans (ECHL)

Jimmy Provencher (RW), Eurostats

25

66

Sherbrooke St. Francois (LNAH))

Dan Reimann (D)

23

95

 

Dan Reja (LW), Eurostats

21, 7

96

Angelo Ricci (F), Eurostats

 16

16

 

Chad Richard (LW)

 

4

Gary Roach (D)

5

11

Peter Roed (LW), Eurostats

 

11

Chris Rowland (RW)

 

111

ECHL 95-96 Major Penalty Leader (39), TA: 95-96 Most Goals (28), TA: Most 95-96 PIM (373)

Mike Sancimino (C)

16

140

RETIRED:

Gino Santerre (D), Eurostats

2

101

95-96 tied for 1st in Assists,  RBA: 96-97 Defensive Player of the Month (Feb)

Bryan Schoen (G), Eurostats

 

11

95-96 ECHL South All Stars,

Dean Seymour (C), Eurostats

17

39

SWEDEN: IK Oskarshamn Eagles (SHA), TA: 96-97 Rookie of the Year, RBA: 96-97 Offensive Player of the Month (Jan)

Dennis Sproxton (G)

 

3

Spokane Chiefs (WHL) Goaltending Coach

Randy Stevens (RW), Eurostats

 

38

 

Brad Stewart (D)

 

1

 

Joe Suk (C)

21

67

General Manager  for the Macon Trax (SPHL).

League Director for the Trax Roller Hockey of Middle Georgia

 
TA: 95-96 Fan Favorite, TA: 95-96 tied for 1st in Assists (37),

Steve Suk (C)

16

31

Retired: Macon, Georgia

Mike Tamburro (G)

 

1

 

Marc Terris (LW)

 

2

 

Glen Thornborough (LW)

 

1

Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the ECHL

Jason Trzcinski (C)

 

15

 

Travis Tucker (D)

6

62

ECHL 95-96 Single Game PIM leader (49)

Bill Weir (C)

 

9

 

George Wilcox (C)

18

62

 

Adam Young (LW)

 

59

 TA: 96-97 Best Defenseman, TA: 96-97 Fan Favorite,  RBA: 96-97 Defensive Player of the Month (Dec)

 

STAFF

SEASONS

NOTES, PICTURES, ETC

T. J. Aldridge (Stick Boy)

97-98

 

Dave Arnold ()

Sales Manager for the Dayton Bombers (ECHL)

Jason Arru (Asst. Equip Mgr)

95-96

 

Jason Arru (Stick Boy)

96-97

 

Kenny Bird (Stick Boy)

95-98

 

Brian Blad (Asst Coach)

95-96 

 

George Bullock, Jr. (Trainer / Equip Mgr)

95-96 

Head Athletic Therapist for the Bossier Shreveport Mudbugs (CHL)

Tony Deynzer (Equipment Mgr)

97-98

Equipment Manager of the Colorado Eagles (CHL)

Matt Gorski (Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations)

97-98

Director of Media Relations & Broadcasting for the Dayton Bombers (ECHL)

Sheldon Gorski (Asst Coach)

97-98

 

Mark Miller ()

Head Equipment Manager for the Colorado Avalanche 

Dale Owens (VP & GM) 

95-98 

 

R. J. Romero (Trainer)

96-98

 

Chris Rowland (Asst Coach)

96-97 

 

Jay Schuhmann (Stick Boy)

95-98

 

Mark Shepherd (Equipment Mgr)

96-97

 

Warren Young (Head Coach)

95-97

 

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