M A J O R L E A G U E R O L L E R H O C K E Y
Noun: fil-bus-ter (fil-uh-buhs-ter)
a. the use of irregular or obstructive
tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will of the majority. b. an exceptionally long speech to accomplish this purpose. c. a baaad Major League Roller hockey team dedicated to creating mayhem and unmitigated violence.
Bill Raue, MLRH President and Founder, is rewarding an Alexandria, VA, group, Friends
of Alexandria In-Line, with an ownership stake in the new MLRH franchise. "This group raised thousands of dollars to resurface the Alexandria In-Line roller hockey rink two years
ago and, as a way of saying "Thanks," I thought it would be great fun for them to own the team.
While I wanted to see a team in the DC area, as owner of the league, I obviously cannot be involved with the day-to-day operations of the team as it would be a clear conflict of interest."
"This organization has several hundred members and they love the sport so I expect them to
get a real kick out of owning a team. I do envision some of the guys saying "I own a pro sports team" as part of a pick-up line in a sports bar. Go Filibusters!"
Non-Profit Group to own Filibusters
The Filibusters will compete in the MLRH East Division in a group with the Delco Demons (Philadelphia,), New York Wolves and the Long Island Rockers.
Long history of roller hockey in DC
The Filibusters are playing in a city that was playing the game in 1927. The above ad for
the "Thrilling Roller Hockey Game" may have beena bit much but today, there are pick-up games in front of the White House and the sport is booming. Go Busters!
'Hope these guys have Obamacare!"
Roller Hockey TV
Major League Roller Hockey (MLRH) has announced
that Washington, DC metro area will join MLRH with
an expansion team, the DC Filibusters.
In making the announcement, Doug Jones, MLRH Commissioner expressed his enthusiasm for expanding the MLRH footprint into the
Mid- Atlantic region. "This will be great for the league, the fans and theadvertisers on Roller Hockey TV who have long wanted the league to expand the demographics to this huge Metro area. Last season. MLRH games and programing was viewed by over 700,000 fans, a stunning number for roller hockey and the addition of the Filibusters can only add to our viewers enjoyment of the games.
Pete Oshana (left) is
acting as an adviser to The Philibusters.
Left to Right:
Nick Glover, Dylan
Smith and Robert Laska
You are invited to the next Filibiuster Tryout/Practice Saturday, November 2, 1-3:00 PM
at the Capital Clubhouse, Waldorf, MD. To reserve your spot, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 703-535-5996
Washington, DC joins MLRH