Community Connection: 20 Questions with Mark Derlago


Mark Derlago is the guest on this edition of Community Connection. Mark spent three seasons playing hockey for his hometown Brandon Wheat Kings before heading out on a very successful professional career which has seen him play in many countries including Denmark, Germany, and Japan.

Nickname: Billy

First job: Paper boy in Brandon

What’s the last adventure you went on: Malaga Spain in February

If you were trying out for Canadian Idol what would be your go to song: Bobcaygeon-Tragically Hip

Best sports movie of all time: Major League

Your dream golfing foursome includes yourself and these three people: Bill Murray, Wayne Gretzky, Tiger Woods

Which former teammate would make a great coach: Dustin Friesen

Your fast food guilty pleasure: Spicy Chicken at Wendy’s

What accomplishment in your career are you most proud of to date: Named in ECHL top 30 greatest players of all time.

Backyard BBQ or Formal Dinner: BBQ

What movie title best describes your life: Lost in Translation

Of all the cities I have played hockey in, this is my favourite city to live: Nottingham England

Who was your childhood celebrity crush: Kelly Kapowski-saved by the bell

Apart from loved ones, what’s your most treasured possession: Roberto Alomar autographed baseball.

Best piece of advice you have been given: First year in junior, our coach Mike Kelly told me not to be impressed by anyone.

What’s your go-to meal when cooking: Tacos

What’s something you don’t know, but want to learn: play guitar

What’s your go-to song to get pumped up for practice or a game: Just some good country is all I need.

Who would make you totally star struck: Darryl Wolski

They say that everyone has a book in them. What would your book be about: Coming back from a broken neck and travelling the world with my family.