Mike Sertich wins U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Spirit of Life award

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The long time UMD Men’s hockey coach Mike Sertich was honored on Saturday night, as he received the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Museum’s Spirit of Life award.

Sertich, who was deemed a “legend of college hockey” in 2021 by the Hobey Baker Memorial Award Foundation, served as the head coach of the UMD Men’s hockey team for 18 years.

Sertich oversaw 350 wins, three WCHA regular season championships, two WCHA postseason titles, four NCAA tournament appearances, and back to back Frozen Fours. He also coached 11 All-Americans and 21 players that would go on to play in the NHL.

The ceremony was held in the first intermission.