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Oldest Hockey Player, Mark Sertich Has Passed Away

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Mark Sertich Death – Dead: Hockey Legend, Mark Sertich Dies At 99

The oldest known hockey player according the Guinness World Records, Mark Sertich has passed away. The Minnesota man was reported to have died today August 25 2020 at the age 99 years old. Mark was playing three to four times days a week till the day he died. He is a retired office manager and World War II veteran. The cause of his death or what killed his has not been made public.

He was a World War II veteran, a legend at the famous Snoopy’s Senior World Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, CA and grandfather to a pro player with his same name.

Mark Sertich became the oldest hockey player in the world at the age of 95.

Mark Sertich speaking about how he keeps fit Sertich, i have a simple morning routine for those two days a week when he puts on the skates at the Duluth Heritage Ice Arena.

“I get up usually at 5:30 a.m. usually. Get dressed and take care of making the coffee. And then I do my exercises before I go down to play. By that time, it’s ready to get dressed, go to the rink and get on the ice,” Sertich said.

He played his last NHL game on June 4, 1980. He was 52 years old that season, he played 80 games and registered 15 goals and 41 points with the Hartford Whalers.

4 The Love Of Puck also reacted to death of Mark. In a Facebook post they wrote “Thank you for posting. What a legend. Posted @withregram @takingbackhockey Very sad to hear of the passing of the great Mark Sertich, a gentleman from Minnestoa who played hockey three times a week at 99 years old. What an inspiration he was to me. He hoped to be on the ice at 100. It would have been such an honor for me to skate with him, I think it’s the reason I’m grateful to older players who gave me a chance and showed me things. He was a World War II veteran, a legend at the famous Snoopy’s Senior World Hockey Tournament in Santa Rosa, CA and grandfather to a pro player with his same name. Rest in peace to the oldest hockey player according to The Guinness Book of World Records”

Tributes Floods Twitter

 

Sad to hear about the passing of Mark Sertich, a Minnesota man who still played hockey 3 times weekly at 99 years old. He was a WWII veteran, a legend at Snoopy’s Senior World Hockey Tournament and grandfather to a pro. RIP to the Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest player.

Hey FYI Jimmy, a friend informed me that “Sertie” Mark Sertich passed away today at 99. It was always fun when he skated with your Thursday night skate in Superior. I’m honored I got to play with him.

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