Los Angeles Blades
|Los Angeles Blades|
|Home arena||Great Western Forum|
|Los Angeles Blades
(1993 - 1997)
The Los Angeles Blades were a professional inline hockey team based in Los Angeles, California. The Blades played in Roller Hockey International from 1993-1997 and played their home games at the Great Western Forum.
The Blades were one of 12 original RHI teams and were owned by Jeanie Buss, daughter of then-Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss. They played a summer schedule at the Great Western Forum, which was then the home of the NBA's Lakers and the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. RHI suspended operations after the 1997 season, and when it returned in 1999, with eight teams, the Blades were not among them. RHI folded, for good, after the 1999 season.
|1993||14||8||6||0||16||110||107||224||2nd, Buss||Won Quarterfinal (Toronto), 6-5
Lost Semifinal (Anaheim), 13-4
|1994||22||18||4||0||36||180||133||406||1st, Pacific||Won Pacific Semifinal (San Diego), 14-6, 9-8
Lost Pacific Final (Anaheim), 9-6, 9-8
|1995||24||9||10||5||23||147||164||458||4th, Pacific||Lost Western Quarterfinal (Anaheim), 8-10, 9-1, 3-0|
|1996||28||16||11||1||33||160||155||438||2nd, Pacific||Lost Pacific Final (Anaheim), 7-5, 8-4|
|1997||24||11||8||5||27||166||155||405||3rd, Western||Lost Western Semifinal (Anaheim), 7-2, 2-5, 1-0|