Mark M. Holden
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
Team: Ice Hockey

Mark M. Holden '80
Hometown: Weymouth, MA
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 1987

Mark Holden came to Brown from Weymouth, MA and in a short time he established himself as one of Brown's all time outstanding goaltenders for the Brown sextet. One game that Brown hockey fans will remember is the spectacular performance Mark put on against Boston University in his junior year when he made 50 saves. He also shut out Yale 3-0, with 51 saves. As a junior Mark led the ECAC in statistics through most of the season and was an All Ivy Honorable Mention. As a senior Mark had another outstanding year in goal and in addition to being named to the All Ivy team he was selected as an All American. Only ten other Brown hockey players have achieved that honor. Although 1980 was not a winning season there were some great highlights, the 3-2 overtime victory with B.U., the back to back wins over Clarkson (5-2) and St Lawrence (10-2) and the (5-3) victory over Cornell. Although Mark and his wife Alicia and daughter Allyce are leading a slower pace these days in Nova Scotia, there have been many other hockey games. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens, Mark played with them and their American Hockey League team from 1980 to 1984. In 1984 he was obtained by the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League and also played with their AHL team. Currently Mark is involved in the medical field as a marketing and group consultant in Halifax for the Maritime Medical Care Inc. Most folks at Meehan, however, will remember all the wonderful nights he spent wearing No. 29.