Mark MacKinnon

Team: Men's Hockey Position: Defense Jersey Number: 2 Hometown: La Salle, MB Birthdate: 1995 Year of eligibility: 1 Program: BA Business Administration


Favourite quote:

  • “You’ll miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”  Wayne Gretzky


What has been your greatest moment in life so far, athletically and non-athletically?

  • Athletically: Being named my hockey leagues MVP last year;
  • Non athetically: being baptized last October


Who are 5 famous people you would like to spend a day with (dead or alive)?

  • Tim Tebow, Milt Stegall, CS Lewis, James Reimer, Paul Henderson


Best advice you have received? Best advice you would give someone?

  • Received: win with class and lose with class. At the end of the day, it’s only a game.
  • Give: You can’t grow in the valley, it is when you are faced with trials is when you should bear down and fight through it. In the end you will overcome it with God and be a stronger person because of it.


What bible verse has impacted you the most and why?

  • 1 Corinthians 10:13 – This verse gives me comfort in those times where it seems like all hope is lost. God promises that He will never give you an obstacle in your life that you will not be able to overcome and that He will never abandon you when faced with set obstacle.


What is your career ambition?

  • Ideally graduate with the BA Business degree and then return to Manitoba and begin training in the emergency services program but if Christ calls me to something else, I will persue that without hesitation.


Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

  • There hasn’t been one set person that has affected my life. There are many people who have helped me shape myself into who I am. Cam Stephens, the youth counsellor at my high school for being very supportive and finding myself in Christ, all my high school friends for being friendly and encouraging me to stay on the right path (especially the guys). And finally my family for always being there for me.



  • TV show? Big Bang Theory or Supernatural
  • Ice Cream flavor? Vanilla
  • Movie? Facing the Giants
  • Superhero? Thor
  • Meal? Steak and lobster with garlic mashed potatoes
  • Piece of Clothing? “I LOVE BACON” white t-shirt
  • Book? Tebow Time
  • Course at Briercrest? Intro to Marketing
  • Vacation Destination? Florida
  • Scent/Smell? Cherry
  • Pro Sports team? Either the leafs or bombers
  • Pro Athlete? Phil Kessel
  • Genre of Music? Whatever is catchy
  • Song? We are the free- Matt Redman