He's been putting on skates and hitting the ice for close to a century, and doesn't plan on giving it up anytime soon.
At the ripe age of 95, Mark Sertich is known as the oldest hockey player in the world. And he's from Minnesota, don'tcha know – West Duluth, to be exact.
In a new video interview with Great Big Story, Sertich says he has about 85 years of playing hockey under his belt and still plays three times a week. Not to mention, he gets up at 6 a.m. to get his exercises in.
Sertich plays with a group of mostly retired firefighters, and credits the sport and players with giving him a sense of belonging.
"At my age, it's a wonderful way of being connected with younger people, and I think that's very important for an older person. I'm so fortunate that it's given me a chance to be involved. It's really the best thing that's ever happened to me," he said.
Check it the interview and some footage of Sertich on the ice:
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