Salsa Sharks

The Salsa Sharks are an international street hockey team. They are members of the VASHL.

The franchise was added as part of the 2016 expansion, which also included the Golgothans and the SModawa 37’s.

The team is based on a a scene in Kevin Smith’s movie Clerks, where Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson) takes a chip and stirs salsa as if it was a shark, while commenting:

“Duh duh… duh duh… duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh duh… Salsa shark! We’re gonna need a bigger boat! Man goes into cage, cage goes into salsa. Shark’s in the salsa. Our shark.”

The scene is a nod to one of Kevin Smith’s favorite films, Jaws.

They are one of the four VASHL franchises that take part in the Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament as well as the September Classic, along with the Eden Prairie Mallrats, Moose Jaws and Wally’s Warriors.

 

Contents

Salsa Sharks
Founded 2016
History Salsa Sharks
2016-present
View Askew Inspiration Randal Graves (Jeff Anderson), Clerks
Salsa Sharks Jersey
Colors Blue lagoon, cadmium orange, oil grey-black and white
                   
Words We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

Dun Dun

Sharks Swim Together!

Mascot Shark
Facebook Page Facebook.com/SalsaSharks
Captain Jody Simpson
Walter Gretzky Cups 0
WGSHT Medals  0
 1
 0
Lady Ming Trophies 0
Buddy Christ Memorial Heart Trophies 1

Players

2017 Roster

# Nat Player
3 Canada Thomas Penninga
4 Canada Maxx Duda
7 Canada Shane Micher
11 Canada Alex Speers
15 Canada Kyle Demaria (A)
28 Canada Rob Tamilia (A) (Goalie)
29 Canada Shaun Gamble
55 Canada David Findlay
69 Canada Chris Beaton
77 Canada Jody Simpson (C)
91 Canada Tom Stright
93 Canada Paul Carraro

Salsa Sharks Banner

Team Captains

  • Jody Simpson, 2015-present

Tournament-by-Tournament Record

YEAR GP W L T OTL GF GA PLACE
2017 6 4 2 0 0 23 17 2nd
2016 4 2 1 1 0 20 11 5th
 TOTAL 10 6 3 1 0 43 28  

Games

Team History

Coming soon

Team Logos

Salsa Sharks Shoulder Patch Salsa Sharks Alternate Logo
Team logo used from 2016-present Shoulder patch 2016-present Alternate logo 2016-present

Photos

 

All-Time Player Appearances with Salsa Sharks

Nat Player Team Debut Tournament
Appearances
GP Notes
Canada Rob Tamilia 2016 2 10 Team Goalie: 2016-present
Franchise Founding Member
Alt. Cap: 2016-
Canada Jody Simpson 2016 2 10 Team Captain: 2016-present
Franchise Founding Member
Canada  Kyle Demaria 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Alt. Cap: 2016-
Canada  Maxx Duda 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Canada  Shane Micher 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Canada  Alex Speers 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Canada  Shaun Gamble 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Canada  Chris Beaton 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Canada  Paul Carraro 2016 2 10 Franchise Founding Member
Canada David Findlay 2016 2 10
Canada Tom Stright 2017 1 6
Canada Thomas Penninga 2017 1 6
Canada 12
United States of America 0
United Kingdom 0
Total 12