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Steve Barker #32 • Goalie/Forward 1997-2001
Only member of team to win championships in net and playing forward. Four championships. Five team scoring titles.
Jay Filichia #3 • Forward 1995-present
Team captain. Ten championships. Five team scoring titles.
Sean Kotsubo #9 • Forward 2001-2003
Four championships. Two overtime championship winning goals. One team scoring title.
Joe Marrujo #31 • Forward 1998-2005
Six championships. Second in all time points.
Gordon Mueller #22 • Defense 1995-present
Alternate team captain. All time minutes leader. Ten championships. Rotten People Hall of Fame member.
Oliver Nocidal #25 • Defense 1998-2005
Eric Rich #60 • Goalie 1998-present
Six championships. All time wins leader. All time shut out leader. Most recent member of the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
Joey Ross #2 • Forward 2002-present
Five championships. Four team scoring titles.
Justin Sarnoski #4 • Forward/Defense 2002-2005
Four championships. Three team scoring titles.
Don Somera #47 • Defense 1995-present
Alternate team captain. Nine championships. All time leader in penalty minutes. Rotten People Hall of Fame member.
Scott Spurrier #11 • Forward/Defense 1995-present
Eight championships. One team scoring title. Rotten People Hall of Fame member.
Tony Wheeler #13 • Defense 1995-2005
Eight championships. First member of the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
Steve Barker #32 was picked up in 1997 to replace Kimo Isa #1. With Kimo reaching the All Star Game in 1997 the team ejoyed solid goaltending. Barker continued that trend.
Steve led the team to their frist two championships in 1997 and again in 1998. Then in 1998, when Eric Rich #60 became available, Barker moved to forward where he won two more championships. He is the only player in team history to win both in net and as a forward, earning him a place on the Rotten People All Time Team.
Steve led the team in scoring at least five times. He was MVP of the 2001 season.
Jay Filichia #3 is co-founder of the Scabs / Rotten People. He hand picked all players and personnel, including the five originals that remain today. Jay is one of only two players on all ten championship teams.
Regarded as more of a playmaker than scorer, Jay is always looking to set up his linemates. Over the years, when he worked in tandem with forwards Troy Nash #72, Steve Barker #32, Ben Laughter #27, Sean Kotsubo #9, Joey Ross #2 and Amanda Noland #6, they all put up career highs in points. Relying more on teamwork than physical skill, Jay's style is very teammate dependant, fitting in perfectly with the Rotten People philosophy.
Memorable moments for Jay include scoring two goals in the 1997 finals, scoring in the 2000 finals, assisting on Sean Kotsubo's #9 OT championship winning goal in the 2002 finals, and scoring in the finals of Tony Wheeler's last championship in 2005
Jay is the Rotten People captain, a member of the Rotten People All Time Team, and a member of the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
Sean Kotsubo #9 was picked up in the fall of 2001 and played off and on till 2003. Sean only played six full seasons with the team but his place in Rotten People history can not be denied. Sean led the team in scoring in the summer of 2003 and won four championships with the club.
Sean's most memorable moments with the Rotten People take place in the 2002 and 2003 playoffs. #9 scored in OT agianst the Dragons in Fall of 2002 to give the People back-to-back championships for the first time in team history. In 2003 Sean again scored the championship winning goal in OT to cap off a four goal game against the rival E-People. Earning MVP honors along the way to winning the "Battle of the People" as the rivalry became known over the years.
Sean is a member of the Rotten People All Time Team.
*Playoff MVP Spring 2003
Joe Marrujo's #31 start with the Rotten People came after the famous "Buyout of 98." With management disgruntled over the attitude of two of the teams "stars," an unprecedented move was made. The disenchanted overpaid and under-producing stars were sent packing mid season and Marrujo and Steve Loftus #8 were signed.
Joe's impact was immediate. Together with Loftus they gave the team something it had been missing for a long time -- size and grit.
#31 won six championships with the club. He possessed a scoring touch that made him the second leading scorer in team history when he left the team in late 2005.
Joe's most memorable moment came against the Dragons in the 2000
finals when he tapped the puck out of the air to score after a missed
breakaway from Jay Filichia #3. This pivotal goal sparked the club.
They went on to win their first championship in yellow and in their
Gordon Mueller #22 is co-founder of the Scabs / Rotten People. Selfless and hardworking, Mueller is the heart of the best defensive core in the game. Never worrying about scoring goals, he keeps score by how many championships he has. He is one of only two players that have been on all ten championship rosters, and he is the all time leader in minutes played.
Gordon's style of play allows all his teammates to focus on offense without worrying about the consequences of not scoring and giving up odd man rushes. Two on One, Three on One, it dosen't matter. He will do his job, you do yours.
Most memorable moments for Gordon are scoring in the 1997 finals and, after a 5-5 regular season record, beating the top three seeds to win the Fall 2003 Championship. He didn't have a goal in the 2003 playoff run, but it is still one of his favorites. This should tell you a lot about #22 and why the defensive squad he leads is the best to ever play.
Gordon is an alternate team captain, a member of the Rotten People All Time Team, and a member of the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
Oliver Nocidal #25 came to the team in 1998 after some scouting by Ben Laughter #27. Later, labeled "The Difference," he was signed to a one year contract but lasted seven years with the club.
Nocidal turned out to be the perfect fit for now full-time defenseman Tony Wheeler #13, providing the tandem with some speed and offensive punch. A member of six championship teams, his contributions were always appreciated by his teammates and fans. Oliver's current whereabouts are unkown, and he is sorely missed by his teammates.
Memorable moments for Oliver include five points in two games in the 2005 championship run 1-4-5 and scoring in the 2002 Fall finals.
Oliver is a member of the Rotten People All Time Team.
Eric Rich #60 was drafted in 1998 to replace Steve Barker #20 in Goal. Eric Led the team to a championship in his first season with the club and won seven championships from 1998 to 2005.
Eric's most memorable save came in the final seconds of the 2005 finals on a screened shot from the point that he saved with the but end of his stick. This save made the Rotten People ten time champions.
Other memorable moments came in the Fall 2003 playoffs when the 5-5 Rotten People knocked off the top three seeds with Eric earning a 3.0 GAA and back stopping the team to their ninth championship and fouth in six seasons.
Eric is a member of the Rotten People All Time Team and was the most recent member inducted into the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
Joey Ross #2 was drafted with Justin Sarnoski #4 in 2002, making this one of the best drafts in team history. Joey is a five-time champion and has led the team in scoring four times.
Joey's biggest moments came in the 2005 playoffs. With the departure of Sean Kotsubo #9 and Justin Sarnoski #4, it was time for Joey to lead the team to a championship. With 3-3-6 in two games, he was awarded MVP honers.
Joey scored one of the most memorable goals in Rotten People playoff history in 2003 against hated rivals, the Vipers. The puck was passed too high, a desperation clear by Joe Marrujo #31. Joey left his feet to catch the puck before it flew over his head, settled it, and went in from the blue line to score a breakaway goal.
Joey is a member of the Rotten People All Time Team.
*Playoff MVP Winter 2005
Justin Sarnoski #4 was picked up in 2002 and would go on to be the only two time Playoff MVP. He was fast and smart. With Ross #2 and Kotsubo #9, he took the team in a new direction from the aging Laughter #27/Filichia #3 offenisvely-led teams of the past. Able to play both offense and defense, Sarnoski could be used like Spurrier #11 was earlier in his carrer, switching positons at key points in the game.
Don Somera #47 has been there from the beginning. Don will be there at the end. One of the original five Scabs, Don is a nine time champion and leads the franchise in all time penalty minutes and suspensions. Sometimes some opponents accuse him of playing outside the rules, but it is clear they just don't know the rules. #47 rules.
Don's most memorable moments came in the 1997 finals against the Chickens. Unbeaten all season after winning three consecutive championships, the Chickens were the team to beat in Northern California. With Scabs top forward Troy Nash #72 ejected in the second period and the team relying heavily on goalie Steve Barker #32, the game was tied 3-3 going into overtime. The Scabs had no championships, no players anyone had ever heard of, and no chance. Don gave them all three with one shot, sending the Scabs to a 4-3 overtime win and their first trip to the promised land.
Other memorable moments include scoring the game winner from Ben Laughter #27 in the 2000 finals and assisting on Brad Gerrekes #5 championship winning goal in the 2005 finals.
Don is an alternate team captain, a member of the Rotten People All Time Team, and a member of the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
One of the origional five scabs from 1995, Scott is the only member of the team to never play a game for another franchise. #11 was a gifted playmaker with a great shot that goalies never saw coming. He played offense and defense during many key games including the 2000 championship run, assisting on what is arguably captain Jay Filichia's biggest goal of his Rotten People career.
His influence was felt on the team even when not in the line up as he was a big supporter of the style of play management demanded. Scott also held the players to a higher standard than just performing well on the rink, adding to his key roll in the "Buyout of 1998" and encouraging management not to tolerate anyone unworthy of Rotten status.
Scott missed games due to shoulder injuries, hernia surgeries, and rock, but he still played in and won five final games and was on eight championship rosters. Eventually moving to Hawaii, he still was in the line up for several key wins after his move and was named playoff MVP in Fall of 2002.
Spurrier's yellow #11 jersey is the highest selling jersey in team history.
Scott is a member of the Rotten People All Time Team and is a member of the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
Tony Wheeler #13 is one of the original five Scabs. In the early years Tony played both offense and defense with great success. But with the team just one good defensman away from being a contender, he elected to line up on defense full time after a request from management to do so, sacrificing his offensive stats for the most important stat -- wins. As wins turned into championships, Tony was there leading the way to eight of them and was Team MVP in 1998.
The most memorable moment for fans came when Tony scored on a penalty shot to complete a hat trick in 1998. It is the only penalty shot goal in team history. Wheeler also scored a shootout winning goal in 2001. It is the only shoot out victory in team history.
Other memorable moments are registering an assist in his final playoff game in 2005 on the first goal by Joey Ross #2, scoring in overtime against Stormbringer in 2002, and scoring a playoff goal against the hated Vipers in 2003.
Tony is a member of the Rotten People All Time Team and the Rotten People Hall of Fame.
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