Still playing hockey at 97 years old

On the same morning that 97 year-old Mark Sertich was to be honored with induction into the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center's Athletic Hall of Fame, he took part in a his regular morning hockey game Thursday. 

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After most morning hockey games, buddies come over to Mark Sertich's house for coffee and conversation. Sertich hugged Bob Somers after he and Dane Youngblom, left, stopped by after Thursday morning's game.
After most morning hockey games, buddies come over to Mark Sertich's house for coffee and conversation. After Thursday's game, Dane Youngblom, left, and Bob Somers stopped by.
A commemorative pin from the 40th Snoopy's Senior World Hockey Tournament that Mark Sertich participated in. He has it on a cap he wears daily.
Mark Sertich drank coffee with a couple of teammates who stopped by after their game Thursday morning.
Mark Sertich's most recent World Record certificate for being the oldest ice hockey player in the world.
A photo of Mark Sertich with Peanuts creator Charles Schulz, left. They were longtime teammates and played in a senior tournament started by Schulz. The words at right were written by Sertich after Schulz passed away.
Mark Sertich held an original Peanuts panel drawn by Charles Schulz in 1996 in which Snoopy's brother, Spike appears wearing a moustache inspired by Sertich's. Schulz gave Sertich the panel the next year. The two got to know each other well playing hockey together in Snoopy's Senior World Hockey Tournament.
Mark Sertich walked with his gear towards the Essentia Duluth Heritage Center for a morning hockey game Thursday.
Mark Sertich got his skates on before his morning hockey game Thursday.
Mark Sertich took off his elbow pads after playing his morning hockey game.
Mark Sertich paused while taking his gear off in the locker room after he'd had enough playing time to suit him during a game Thursday morning with friends.
Mark Sertich opened the door to reach the bench before his morning hockey game.
Mark Sertich hopped over the boards for a line change during his game with friends Thursday morning.
Mark Sertich, left, grabbed the puck after he and Gary Logergren tapped sticks to start their game Thursday morning.
Mark Sertich had a shot on goal during his morning game.
Mark Sertich on the bench between shifts during his morning hockey game.
Mark Sertich had a shot on goal during his morning game.
Mark Sertich after scoring during his morning hockey game.
Gary Logergren brought a photo to give to Mark Sertich of him and Sertich's son, Steve, when they were bantam players together in the 1960's.