York University Athletics & Recreation will honour the legacy of former Lions men's hockey player Mark Cross on Monday, January 18, 2021, what has been declared Mark Cross Memorial Day.
Cross was one of the victims of the tragic 2018 bus accident in Saskatchewan that claimed the lives of 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team. Since Cross' death, the York Athletics & Recreation Department has taken numerous steps to remember its former player, including recognizing the 18th game of the men's hockey team's regular season as the Mark Cross Memorial Game. In the absence of a season this year, Jan. 18 has been selected as the date.
Cross played for the Lions from 2011-16 and was an assistant captain and the team's most valuable player in his senior year. He was serving as an assistant coach for the Broncos during the 2017-18 season.