View Askew Vulgarians

The View Askew Vulgarians are an international street hockey team. They are members of the VASHL.

They are one of the Original Four teams of the VASHL, along with the Leonardo Reapers, Monroeville Zombies and Puck U.

As of 2017, the Vulgarians are tied with the Eden Prairie Mallrats and the Clerks for the most Walter Gretzky Cup championships (2) won of any VASHL franchise. They have the most medals of any VASHL franchise, with eight (8) podium finishes recorded.

The creative origins of the team can be traced back to 1993. When Kevin Smith first founded View Askew Productions he asked close friend, Walter Flanagan, to design a logo for the company. The result was Vulgar – a clown with 5 o’clock shadow in women’s lingerie and platform pumps.

The Vulgarians name and hockey jersey was first seen in the 1995 film Mallrats worn by the Fan-Boy Walt character (played by Walter Flanagan) and in the Soul Asylum ‘Can’t Even Tell‘ music video.

The 2000 film Vulgar, written and directed by Bryan Johnson, used a version of the clown character as the central protagonist.

 

Contents

View Askew Vulgarians
View Askew Vulgarians
Founded 2009
History View Askew Vulgarians
2009-present
View Askew Inspiration View Askew Productions, Mallrats, Vulgar
Vulgarians Jersey
Colors Scarlet red, white and black
              
Words Are you down with the clowns?
Mascot Vulgar the Clown
Captain Mike McCutcheon
Walter Gretzky Cups 2 (2009, 2011)
WGSHT Medals  2
 2
 4
Lady Ming Trophies 0

Players

2017 Roster

# Nat Player
1 Flag_of_the_United_States.svg Bartkowski, MattJames McCutcheon (Goalie)
7 United States of America Bartkowski, MattMike McCutcheon (C)
13 Canada Ted Mader
17 Canada Bergeron, PatricPaul Saunders (A)
19 United States of America Keith Boardman
22 Canada Darryl Clarke (A)
24 Canada Tom Homer
42 United States of America Trevor Graf
73 United States of America Tom ‘Mott’ Tyrell
97 United States Tony D’Amico

Vulgarians Banner

Team Captains

  • Michael McCutcheon, 2009-present

Tournament-by-Tournament Record

YEAR GP W L T OTL GF GA PLACE
2017 4 2 2 0 0 15 14 7th
2016 4 3 1 0 0 17 12 3rd
2015 4 3 1 0 0 27 11 2nd
2014 4 2 1 1 0 33 12 3rd
2013 5 4 1 0 0 27 16 2nd
2012 4 3 0 0 1 30 8 3rd
2011 3 3 0 0 0 22 8 1st
2010 3 1 1 1 0 23 16 3rd
2009 4 2 2 0 0 11 19 1st
Total 35 23 9 2 1 205 116

Games

View Askew Vulgarians Games

DateGameTime/Results

Team History

What is the definition of the word winner? Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it as one that is successful through praiseworthy ability and work, a victor in games and sports, or one that wins admiration. In the View Askew Street Hockey League, the word winner and everything it encompasses can be defined in a single word… Vulgarian.

In 2009, Kevin Smith’s Puck U team lead the charge into the 3rd Annual Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament, bringing the Monroeville Zombies, Leonardo Reapers, and View Askew Vulgarians alongside him. The Vulgarians would go on to dominate the group of View Askew teams, on their way to claiming the inaugural VASHL Cup.

The success of the 2009 tournament brought world record breaking numbers to the 2010 Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament. A massive expansion of the View Askew Street Hockey League would soon follow with the additions of the LA Mings, View Askew Girls, and Funployees. The Vulgarians would find themselves the targets of back room scheduling and would drop one game and tie another to teams from outside of the league.

The 2011 Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament would be the true test of the View Askew Street Hockey League’s heart as news that Kevin Smith’s Puck U team would not be in Brantford. Not only did the heart of the league still beat, but there would be enough interest to further expand the league and the Red State Raiders were added to the ranks. The Vulgarians would yet again dominate the competition, reclaiming their title and becoming the first ever two time VASHL Cup champions.

The Vulgarians started the 2012 Walter Gretzky Street Hockey Tournament under a cloud of rain … but not even water from the skies could stop the Big Red Machine from a convincing 10-3 victory over the Monroeville Zombies. In the second game of 2012, the bloodshed continued as the Funployess didn’t have too much fun watching The Vulgarians roll along with an 8-1 win. Next up was the View Askew Girls, and they didn’t fare any better as the Vulgarians cruised to a 9-1 victory. The 3-0 record and #1 spot in the standings set up a playoff game with the Hit Somebody Hitmen. The new kids on the block came away with a 4-3 shootout victory, sending the Vulgarians to the sidelines and starting a fire in the belly of each and every Vulgarian.

Team Logos

Vulgarians Alternate logo
Team logo used from 2009-2013,
2015-present
Team logo 2014
Alternate logo 2015-present

Photos

 

All-Time Player Appearances with View Askew Vulgarians

Nat Player Team Debut Tournament
Appearances
GP Notes
Canada Darryl Clarke 2009 9 35 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009, 2011
Alt. Cap: 2010-
United States of America Michael McCutcheon 2009 9 35 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009, 2011
Team Captain: 2009-
Canada Paul Saunders 2009 9 35 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009, 2011
Alt. Cap: 2010-
United States of America Tom ‘Mott’ Tyrell 2009 9 31 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009, 2011
United States of America James McCutcheon 2009 8 30 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009, 2011
Team Goalie: 2009-12, 2014-
United States of America Keith Boardman 2010 7 27 Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2011
United States of America Angel Santiago 2009 6 24 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009
Team Goalie: 2013
United States of America TJ Santiago 2009 4 16 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009
United States of America Trevor Graf 2014 4 16 VASHL First 44
Canada Marcus Barrie 2009 4 13 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009
Canada Tom Homer 2015 3 11
United States of America Tony D’Amico 2015 2 8
Canada Ted Mader 2015 2 8
United States of America Geoff Dejohn 2009 2 7 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009
Canada Mike Van Eck 2012 2 2
United States of America Bill Wasielewski 2013 1 5
Canada Rob Aloe 2016 1 4
Canada Tim Lefebvre 2009 1 4 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009
Alt. Cap: 2009
Canada Mike Palermo 2009 1 4 VASHL First 44
Franchise Founding Member
Tournament Champion: 2009
Canada Giovanni Serra 2014 1 4
United States of America Will Welsh 2010 1 3
Canada Dave Mader 2012 1 1
Canada Jeff Mader 2012 1 1
United States of America 11
Canada 11
Total 22