DULUTH, Minn. -- Injuries can end a season or career for a hockey player in their teens or 20s, but just weeks after Mark Sertich broke a rib and punctured a lung in an on-ice collision, he was out on the rink Wednesday -- at age 94.

Three to four days a week for the past 30 years, the retired office manager and World War II veteran has been joining a group of Duluth firefighters for friendly games of hockey. To celebrate Sertich's 94th birthday, which was Saturday, family and friends gathered Wednesday for a game at the Duluth Heritage Sports Center. Upon his arrival at a postgame lunch, members of the Duluth Fire Department and his family gave Sertich a standing ovation.


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