Mark Weiss Cornell Hockey
Mark Weiss Utah hockey, former Navy Seal
It is with a broken heart that we must inform you Lt. Mark Weiss, of Livonia, Michigan, passed away this last weekend. Mark played for the team during the 2010-11 season and made a tremendous impact on our team and our program as a whole. In 2013 he was awarded the first Iron Man Award and the award remains in his name.
For those who didn’t know Mark, he joined the US Navy in 2000 and became an enlisted member of the United States Navy SEALs. After several tours and countless missions he returned to the University of Utah to finish his degree in Exercise Science.
During his time with the team his positive nature and outstanding work ethic forged a sense of purpose that still exists with Utah Hockey. Upon graduating from the University he was commissioned as an Ensign and served continually overseas while earning his MBA from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterrey, CA.
Mark was currently on deployment in Africa with the Coronado-based Special Boat Team 12, Navy Special Warfare Group 4. His decorations included the Bronze Star Medal with a Combat “V” and the Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal with a Combat “V” for battlefield valor.
Mark will be painfully missed.
For those who can attend the game this Saturday, November 18th, (2017) Utah Hockey will honor Mark with a moment of silence.
Mark Weiss , star winger on the Cornell hockey team , died in an automobile accident in his home town of Haileybury , Ontario , late last May . Weiss , who would have been a junior this year , was 19 . Ma Markk r was probably the – best – liked kid on the team . He slikedt be loved life and lived it to the fullest , varsity coach Dick Bertrand said of Weiss . Weiss , one of five Cornell starters to score twenty goals last season , was considered one of the dRedss Re fastest rising young players . He went 2 0 – 2233 – – – – , 4,433 while skating wing with 203 the Lance – – hNethery Net e rR oyy Kerling line last Roy winter . Weiss jersey bearing the number 8 so familiar to all the Lynah Faithful , will be formal ¬ ly retired by Athletic Director Dick Schultz at a home game this winter .
The Mark Weiss Memorial Award
Presented to the player who most exemplified from his rookie year through his senior year the same kind of determination and passion that the outstanding young athlete, Mark Weiss, had for life and hockey.
and 1: there’s also Doug Weiss Dartmouth ’88 hockey stalwart and surgeon who works for the US Hockey team, and Tyler Weiss, of Raleigh NC hoping to stick with Colorado of the NHL.