Former UMD, Michigan Tech head coach Mike Sertich talks about being named 2021 Hobey Baker Legend of College Hockey, growing up in Virginia, Mark Pavelich and more

Episode 71: The Rink Live video podcast for March 8, 2021

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Mick Hatten is the host of The Rink Live podcast. Photo by Clint Austin, cover art by Troy Becker.

Mike Sertich grew up playing hockey in Virginia, Minn., played college hockey at Minnesota Duluth and went on to coach at Grand Rapids High School, UMD and Michigan Tech and was an assistant coach with the Team USA sled hockey team. Sertich was recently named the 2021 Hobey Baker Legend of College Hockey and he talks about how it affected him when he got the news. Sertich also tells some great stories from his life, including Iron Range high school games when he was growing up, coaching Mark Pavelich, the Bulldogs in the 1980s and a lot more with The Rink Live's Mick Hatten and Jess Myers.



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Jess Myers covers college hockey, as well as outdoors, general sports and travel, for The Rink Live and the Forum Communications family of publications. He came to FCC in 2018 after three decades of covering sports as a freelancer for a variety of publications, while working full time in politics and media relations. A native of Warroad, Minn. (the real Hockeytown USA), Myers has a degree in journalism/communications from the University of Minnesota Duluth. He lives in the Twin Cities. Contact Jess via email at, or find him on Twitter via @JessRMyers. English speaker.
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