Former WHL and Pronghorn hockey player loses battle with cancer

By Dori Modney (@Dori_Modney on Twitter)
April 9, 2018 - 10:47am

LETHBRIDGE -  Former Prince George Cougars Captain Brock Hirsche has died following a battle with testicular cancer. 

Hirsche played parts of five seasons with the Cougars before retiring from the Western Hockey League because of shoulder injuries. 

He returned to Lethbridge, joining the Pronghorns and playing three seasons (2013-14 to 2015-16) with the team, becoming their Captain in the process.

Hirsche was diagnosed with testicular cancer in November of 2015 at the age of 23, while playing with the U-of-L. 

Chemotherapy and radiation treatments failed to stop the cancer and Brock died on Sunday, April 8.

The Canadian Cancer Society says that testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men between the ages of 15 and 29.

Half Sack Sports is helping to raise funds and spread awareness through selling T-Shirts so the U-of-L can create an award in Hirsche's name.

 

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