One of the league’s elder statesmen (and we do mean elder), Mark’s longevity in the Over-30 league is a testament to his passion and desire to continue playing hockey as a consistent and key performer in the Over-30 league.As long as his temperamental back issues allow Mark to keep moving, together with surrounding himself with younger and faster line mates ensuring he doesn’t have to run much on the rink, Mark’s status as one of the top reliable centers in the Over-30 league is unsurpassed.
Now playing in his 31st season, Mark always manages to finish on a consistent basis either in, or near the top ten in scoring in the Over-30 league.As one of the league’s most reliable first-line centers, you can always count on Mark to lead by example and make those around him better players.Known as the “quiet man,” Mark has always followed the mantra of leading by actions and example rather than by talking.We are still amazed when we hear the comments from people watching around the rink who don’t know Mark and notice him on the rink; they will always ask “hey, who is that old guy out there, the tall center, number 8?He’s good for an old man.”
Rumors & Facts:
Mark never takes a full slapshot on the rink because his back only allows him to raise his stick up to a waist high level.
One of the leagues toughest faceoff opponents.
Once had Matty Iannello in the faceoff circle asking for help on the draws from his winger because Mark is so good on the faceoffs.
During the Winter 2004 Season he was part of Huff and Puff who finished last during the regular season, and helped turn an 8th place seed… into tournament champions.
Tried to get a senior citizen discount at the Over-30 registration desk.