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Still Scoring

It’s one thing to grow up playing ice hockey. It’s another thing to still be playing – in your 90’s.

At age 94, Duluth’s Mark Sertich still puts on the pads and plays pick-up with guys, some young enough to be his great grandchildren. “Just putting all the equipment on is a miracle in itself for a lot of us, and he does it three or four days a week,” one player said. He’s good too, scoring 6 goals in a recent game, more than any other player.

When he was 80, the others in the group offered to pay his skating fees for life, thinking how much longer could it be? That was 14 years ago.

“You’ve gotta challenge yourself a little bit,” explains Sertich. “I think that’s what keeps you going.”