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.
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.