Louisville River Frogs

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Louisville River Frogs
City Louisville, Kentucky
League ECHL
Founded 1995

The Louisville River Frogs were a professional ice hockey team competing in the East Coast Hockey League. The team was based in Louisville, Kentucky and played from 1995-1998.[1] Their home venue was Broadbent Arena (nicknamed "The Swamp" for their duration) at the Kentucky Exposition Center. At the conclusion of the 1997-1998 season, the franchise was sold and moved to Florida to become the Miami Matadors for year before moving to Ohio as the Cincinnati Cyclones in 2001.[2]

The team's mascot was Rowdy River Frog. The River Frogs games were locally known for the amount of non-hockey-related entertainment at shows, including a giant frog blimp, hot tubs, and concession booths.


  1. ^ "Louisville River Frogs". Officialgamepuck.com. Retrieved 2011-03-08. 
  2. ^ "Cincinnati Cyclones - History". Cycloneshockey.com. Retrieved 2011-03-08.