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By Paul Delaney
Staff Reporter 

Taking a whirl on the ice with boyhood idols


March 29, 2018

What’s that they say about “age being a state of mind?”

Just a few weeks away from that magical Medicare birthday, I once again experienced that concept last weekend playing in the Spokane Oldtimers Hockey Tournament at Eagles Ice-A-Rena.

As I lined up for a faceoff with Team Grey (how appropriate) at my preferred right-wing position, there came a gentle tap of a stick on my shin pads and a smile from inside his helmet visor. Next to me was a guy pushin’ 80 — Gordie Turlik.

Behind him on defense was Don Scherza, and in goal for the Team Blue in the Over-60 Jamboree division, among...

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