The Prince George Cougars Hockey Club has joined the movement to raise awareness of men’s health issues and honour the memory of former Captain Brock Hirsche.
Earlier this year, after a brave fight, Brock Hirsche lost his battle with testicular cancer. As an organization, we felt it was imperative to not only honour Brock’s memory this November but also join the cause in raising awareness in the fight against men’s cancers.
Before his passing, Brock and his family established The Brock Hirsche Memorial Pronghorn Hockey Award at the University of Lethbridge, where he played university hockey. The Brock Hirsche Memorial Pronghorn Hockey Award is a scholarship to be awarded annually, at the University of Lethbridge, to a Pronghorn men’s hockey player, who displays leadership and is involved in promoting men’s health awareness.
Hirsche played parts of four seasons with the Cougars and was the team’s Captain in the 2012-13 season. He then went on to play three seasons at the University of Lethbridge and was their captain in his final season in 2015-2016.
The Prince George Cougars Alumni Society has partnered with the Cougars and will generously donate $30 to the Brock Hirsche Memorial Pronghorn Hockey Award for every Cougars goal scored in the month of November. In the first two games of November, $180 has already been raised.
Cougars business staff have also started growing Movember moustaches in memory of Brock Hirsche and fans can donate to the Brock Hirsche Memorial Pronghorn Hockey Award through the team’s website.