St. Louis Amateur Hockey Hall of Fame







A contemporary once described him as a player who possessed the "speed of Henri Richard agility of Yvon Cournoyer finesse of Stan Makita & tenacity of Gordie Howe". A native St. Louisan, Mark started playing Hockey in the mid '60's for the Clayton Braves, Peewee Division and in 1966, led his team with an astonishing 43 goals and 23 assists. He excelled very quickly and earned requests to play up with the next age levels. He helped lead his teams to championship after championship and won most of the league scoring titles. Mark became a member of the first accelerated program in St Louis, The Blue Flames. Traveling with the Flames, Mark experienced fierce competition and enjoyed a new level of play along with teammates David Bates (HOF 2008), Mark Smith (HOF 2009), and many more. He continued as a team leader and goal scorer throughout the early '70's. He played for Koepke and Kutis in the Senior Amateur Ice Hockey League. Always a standout, it was not surprising that he was chosen to play on each year's "Sr Men's All Star" team as well. He was influenced by Players like Bobby Orr, Coaches like Ed Olson(HOF 2008) and his father Sel Kohrs (2010 HOF Inductee). Other influences would be the numerous teammates and competitors he met on the ice. He gave credit to all. Mark was proud to be a part of St. Louis Amateur Hockey, proud to experience the vast expansion of the sport during his years as a player, proud to forge friendships that lasted a lifetime and proud to have encouraged others to do their best on or off the ice. Mark A. Kohrs June 4, 1953 - August 19, 2006