Friday Flashback:  Atlanta Fire Ants


In the 1990s roller hockey was a fad on the rise and a professional league called Roller Hockey International (RHI) was created.  In 1994, the Fire Ants took the floor of the Omni Coliseum as one of 12 expansion teams in the summer of 1994.  The Fire Ants played only one season in Atlanta and finished with a record of 10-10-2.  Finishing in fourth place in their division, they managed to qualify for the playoffs but were swept by the Minnesota Arctic Blast in two games.

The leading scorer for the Fire Ants was Tony Szabo with 31 goals in 22 games.  

The Fire Ants averaged 3,388 fans at home and ranked 16 out of 24 teams in attendance.  The franchise was moved to Oklahoma City following the season.

The RHI was in operation from 1993-1999.  

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