Mark Cross
Assistant Coach
27 Years Old
Born: August 15, 1990
Hometown: Regina, Sk

Simply special, vibrant, the heart and soul of the team, amazing mentor, commanded respect, led by example, down to earth, crazy in love, a give you the shirt off his back kind of guy.

Mark loved holidays, especially Christmas, for the love and sense of ‘togetherness’ that it brings.  His joy during the holidays was infectious, but no matter what time of year he always had a smile on his face and was ready to participate in any game that was being played.  Mark was the first to include everyone, and never hesitated to stick up for those who weren’t able to stick up for themselves. His competitive nature and natural athleticism helped him excel in anything he attempted, but teamwork and respect were always at the center of his thoughts and actions. This combination of incredible qualities made him a natural leader, and he won many accolades for his skill and leadership in hockey from the various team he played on. His leadership skills and strength of character made Mark an excellent choice for the Assistant coaching position with the Bronco’s this year.

Sports was not Mark’s only strong suit; self-development and improvement were a way of life for him. He was also very academic, and his commitment to excellence earned him York’s Academic All-Canadian Award for maintaining a high GPA while being a high performer on the ice.  He graduated from York University with a degree in Kinesiology. In his 27 years, Mark shared more joy and inspired more people than most do in a lifetime.