SJHN Daily: Sharks Origin Escape Team Revealed
The San Jose Sharks managed to keep it a secret from the media and fans for nearly five months.
But then, during Tomáš Hertl’s re-signing press conference on March 16, he let it slip when asked how he celebrated his new contract: to have fun for sure.
This statement alone sparked the interest of the Sharks Nation.
Since then, we’ve all been made aware of about 14 rooms the Sharks’ escape room team have attempted this season. The group has a supposed 12-2 record, according to Hertl.
Just days after Hertl’s press conference, now-traded Jake Middleton mentioned the team’s success in the party escape room: “The guy we had last time in LA, he was very impressed. He said we were the best band he had in six months. It was a nice pat on the back.
Hertl, Rūdolfs Balcers, Logan Couture, Nick Bonino and Jaycob Megna, who replaced Middleton, complete the team… for now.
According to Corey Masisak of The Athletic, you can credit escape room enthusiast Rudolfs Balcers for the San Jose Sharks escape room team. Balcers asked Couture if he ever made one, they asked Hertl, and a legend was born. Brent Burns was actually part of the original team.
“[Burns] was really, really good at it,” Couture told The Athletic. “He helped a lot, but he also lost interest pretty quickly. The rest of us kept going.
Couture also shared that while he may be the captain on the ice, it was Bonino who established himself as the leader in the room. Well, the escape room. Couture reads the story and the clues and Balcers searches for what they need. Although Hertl and Megna’s roles have yet to be revealed, we’ll surely find out by the end of the season.
This could explain a rare escape room loss recently in Edmonton.
“Bonino didn’t show up,” Balcers said, “he dropped out of the team, and that’s a big mistake there.”
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