Left to right: Jordan Nolan, Brandon Nolan, Jon Mirasty. (Courtesy of Google Images.)
By Roman Hayter
A former professional hockey player from Saskatchewan is preparing to film season 2 of a popular Canadian television program.
“Shoresy” is a Canadian television comedy series developed by and starring Jared Keeso that aired on Crave on May 13, 2022.
The series, a Letterkenny spinoff, follows the protagonist Shoresy (Keeso) as he comes to Sudbury to play for the Sudbury Bulldogs, a failing Triple A-level ice hockey club.
“It’s basically a hockey show about a senior triple-A team in Sudbury, Ontario, that is struggling; they aren’t winning many games, and not many fans are coming out, so they decide to bring in the native flu,” said Jon Mirasty, who plays “Jim #1” in the show. “We play the three Jims in the show; we are basically the modern-day Hannan brothers, so we come in, we fight, and we cause a lot of ravish on the hockey team.”
When Mirasty, of the Flying Dust First Nation, received an invitation to appear on the show, he initially took it as a joke. “It was actually kind of funny because I work for my community now in Flying Dust First Nation and our emails are made public, so I received an email asking me if I would be interested in partaking in Letterkenny, and I’m not much of a TV guy so I didn’t really know what Letterkenny was, so I kind of looked at the email as a joke,” Mirasty said. “When I was playing hockey, I did a few commercials here and there, but nothing of this significance, so it was a transition, but at the same time, it was quite easy, and Jared ended up being a really good guy and was really easy to work with, so it helped out a lot having him there and helping us out.”
Filming for season 2 of Shoresy is scheduled to start this April.