Ten Time Champions
Top Five Moments
Rotten People is a Hockey Club in Northern California formed in 1995 by Bay Area hockey players Gordon Mueller and Jay Filichia.
They are the only Northern California team to win ten championships between 1997 and 2005.
THE EARLY YEARS
In 1995 Gordon and Jay decided they needed to form a Northern California team that understood that hockey was a team game. They wanted a team where all the players realized the importance of not only the goal scorer, but of all the players who turn every game into a win or a loss.
Scott Spurrier #11 and Troy Nash #72 of the Cronic from Sunnyvale, as well as Don Somera #47 and Tony Wheeler #13 of the Voodoo were first on the list and signed that summer.
Filichia took on captain duties and Mueller would GM the team. They named the team the Scabs and wore Black, Green and White.
Other players came and went from '95 to '97 as the team core worked on perfecting the style of hockey that management demanded for the following decade.
Regular season wins were racked up, but it took the signing of goalie Steve Barker #32 to bring the first championship to the team in 1997, beating the three-time reigning Northern California Champions, the Chickens, in overtime 4-3.
This game propelled the team from obscurity to the team that is remembered today and was voted the second best moment in team history.
Although on hiatus while negotiating contract disputes with the AHIL over marketing, franchise fees and other legal issues, the team hopes to sign a contract with the league soon and bring the Rotten People back to the fans.
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