Bullfrogs Lose to Edmonton in Last Game Before Playoffs

The Bullfrogs ended the Roller Hockey International regular season looking like anything but the league’s defending champions.

The Bullfrogs fell to the host Edmonton Sled Dogs, 6-5, Sunday, and have lost five of their last six games.

The Bullfrogs finished 13-8-1 and in third place in the Pacific Division. They open the playoffs Thursday at San Jose. The teams conclude the two-game series Friday in Anaheim. If the teams split, a 12-minute mini-game follows Friday to decide the series winner.

Los Angeles won the division and San Jose finished second.


Edmonton (9-10) led at the half, 4-1, and Mark Souch scored 28 seconds into the fourth quarter to put the Sled Dogs ahead, 6-3.

The Bullfrogs got goals from Ken Murchison and Rick Judson in the fourth quarter. Judson, who scored three goals, trimmed the lead to one at 5 minutes 24 seconds, but the Bullfrogs got no closer.

Edmonton’s Rob McKinley made 52 saves, including 13 in the fourth quarter.