Mark started playing hockey at Steinberg Ice Rink. He then was hired to be a stickboy for the St. Louis Braves. Mark played for the Blue Flames traveling team along wiht Dave Bates and Mark Kohrs.
When the Blues came to town in 1967, Mark was then hired as the visiting team stickboy.
He traveled to Quebec City and was selected as the 'Rookie of the Year' in Junior B.
The following year, he played Junior A with teammates Guy Lafluer and Andre Savard on the Quebec Remparts of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Later, he then played with the Cornwall Royals alongside teammates Bob Murray and John Wensink.
Mark was also selected to the U.S. Junior All-Star team by coach Bob Johnson.
Mark's biggest thrills in hockey were learning to play hockey in St. Louis, working for the Blues organization, and playing the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Mark will always cherish the many wonderful people he has met through the game of hockey.