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Wednesday, May 14, 1997
New Fort Worth hockey team to be launched
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Fort Worth Fire could be facing
new competition now that a group of investors has announced plans
to launch a rival team.
The investment group, which includes Stars goalie Andy Moog,
announced Monday its plans to launch the Fort Worth Bulls. The
new minor league hockey franchise has signed three players from
the Fire, who took home the 1997 Central Hockey League championship.
The investment group is headed by Ernie Horn, owner of Horn
Construction in Fort Worth. He's applying for membership next
season in the Western Professional Hockey League, which has five
Texas teams, and said he expects a response in the next 10 days.
Fire players Steve Plouffe, the MVP in the CHL playoffs; winger
Stephane Larocque, the leading playoff scorer; and center Terry
Menard, the team's leading scorer, have signed contracts with
the Bulls, Horn said.
Dwight Mullins, the Fire's team captain last season, and defenseman
Mark Hilton, who played for the Fire in 1994-95 and 1995-96 seasons,
have been mentioned as potential Bulls players. Send
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