Community Connection: 20 Questions with Mark Derlago

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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.