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ROLLER HOCKEY INTERNATIONAL : Bullfrogs Lose, 11-10, to Oakland in Shootout

After a stellar outing the previous night against Las Vegas, the Bullfrogs dropped back into mediocrity Saturday night, losing to the Oakland Skates for the first time in franchise history, 11-10, in a shootout at the Oakland Memorial Coliseum.

The Bullfrogs started quickly, jumping to a 3-1 first-quarter lead on goals by Shayne Arsenault, Bobby McKillop and Joe Cook.

The Skates rallied behind five consecutive goals to take a 6-3 lead, which they never relinquished. The Bullfrogs tied it, 9-9, with 17 seconds remaining, when they pulled their goalie for an extra skater and Rick Judson scored.

Bullfrogs goalie Chris Gordon was instrumental in forcing the game into a shootout as he came up with a number of key saves in the last five minutes.

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The Skates gained the victory on goals by David Moore and Karry Biette in the shootout.


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