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Force Win; Announce John Marks Will Retire From Hockey

August 27, 2019


STILL PLAYING UNDER HEAD COACH JOHN MARKS … FOR ONE LAST TIME … ANNOUNCED TONIGHT AHEAD OF THE FORCE’S GAME WITH SIOUX FALLS … MARKS WILL RETIRE FROM HOCKEY … THE FORMER UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA PLAYER AND COACH HAS A VERY DECORATED HOCKEY CAREER … TONIGHT SEEING HIS FOUR YEAR TERM AS HEAD COACH AND GENERAL MANAGER WITH THE FORCE COME TO A CLOSE … STILL HAVE ONE MORE TO GO … FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT SCHEELS ARENA … FORCE AND STAMPEDE TIED AT ONE IN THE SECOND PERIOD … FORCE PRESSURING … CJ HAYES GOING COAST TO COAST BUT HE CAN’T FIND THE BACK OF THE NET … BACK AT THE OTHER END … A FLURRY OF CHANCES FOR SIOUX FALLS IN FRONT OF THE FORCE NET … BUT THEY JUST CAN’T QUITE FIND THE HANDLE AND THE THREAT IS SUPPRESSED BY FARGO … GREAT TEAM DEFENSE … AND IT LEADS TO A QUALITY CHANCE … BUT THE SAVE BY ART BREY … STILL IN THE SECOND … SAME SCORE OFF THE FACE OFF … THE PUCK COMES TO THE POINT … AND IT’S TIPPED IN … THE FORCE BREAK THE TIE … MASON MORELLI GETS CREDIT FOR THE GOAL … AND THE FORCE TAKE A 2-1 LEAD INTO THE SECOND INTERMISSION … THE FORCE ADD FOUR MORE IN THE THIRD FOR A 6 TO 1 FINAL … BUT THE BIG NEWS AGAIN … JOHN MARKS IS RETIRING FROM THE GAME OF HOCKEY … IN HIS CAREER INCLUDES PLAYING IN THE NHL FOR TEN YEARS TALLYING 275 POINTS … COACHING IN THE ECHL … THE SOUTHERN PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE … HE ALSO COACHED THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA TO A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1987 …

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