Moose Lake Native Mark Vichorek Joins Wilderness Coaching Staff

Cloquet, Minnesota – Mark Vichorek comes to the Wilderness as Asst. Coach after coaching the last 7 years at the Tier III level, the last 5 being in Bozeman, Montana for the Icedogs in the NA3HL.  

Vichorek was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1982 out of the USHL’s Sioux City Musketeers. Before turning pro, Vichorek attended Lake Superior State University for 4 years and earned his degree in Psychology. Vichorek is still holds the record for All-Time Consecutive Games Played in LSSU history.  

Vichorek signed with the Hartford Whalers (now Carolina Hurricanes) after college, as his agent could not reach an agreement with the Flyers.  Vichorek played over 500 professional games and 22 exhibition games in the NHL. He played 7 years of Professional hockey before retiring in 1993.

“I am extremely excited to be coming home and joining the Wilderness organization.  I have spent the last 7 years away coaching and I am grateful to Coach/GM Boitz for hiring me and allowing me to be a part of the team.  This is going to be a very exciting team and season for the Wilderness and I am happy to be a part of it. I think we have a great staff on and off the ice and this should be a great year for the organization.”

Mark married his college sweetheart, Bette, and they have two children, Taylor and Montana.


Mark Vichorek joins Garrett Hendrickson as the Asst. Coaches for the Wilderness with Head Coach, Dave Boitz.