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Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Jerry York: Ageless American

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Jerry York gives instructions during a hockey team practice this fall
(AP Photo by Steven Senne)

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Boston College men's hockey coach Jerry York has earned a number of high honors: second all-time in NCAA history in career coaching victories, two-time NCAA Division 1 champion, first-team All-American selection as a player for the Eagles.

Now the Watertown native and Chestnut Hill resident has received another honor of distinction: Ageless American. The 61-year-old York, now in his 35th season as a head coach, is one of 100 Americans -- ages 54 to 104 -- to be selected by the Nintendo computer game company as "ageless."

According to Nintendo, which is promoting its new game, Brain Age, as a way to revitalize older minds, the 100 recipients are living demonstrations of how a youthful mindset can keep a person truly "ageless." Each of the honorees has received a Nintendo DS Lite portable video game system and a copy of the game.

Good luck with the game, Jerry. It'll be easier than stopping Boston University's power play.

-- Craig Larson

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