Blazers legend's son joins Kamloops Storm

By Earl Seitz
September 6, 2017 - 4:24pm Updated: September 6, 2017 - 6:10pm

KAMLOOPS — The name Hirsch was well known in Kamloops in the late 1980's and early 1990's when Corey Hirsch was setting records in goal and backstopping the Kamloops Blazers to their first Memorial Cup win in 1992.

Twenty-five years later Corey's 17-year old son Hayden is looking to make a name for himself in junior hockey in Kamloops --- with the Kamloops Storm.

This isn't the first time we've run across the young Hirsch at a Kamloops training camp.

Two years ago, as a 15-year old, Hayden attended the Blazers rookie camp.

After two seasons with the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes U16 team, he'll be with the Storm for the start of the season this weekend.

Corey Hirsch and Storm head coach Ed Patterson were teammates on the Blazers first Memorial Cup championship.

There's a certain bond in hockey --- one that even the passing of years can't break.

"All us old guys will do anything for each others kids", says Patterson.

Hayden Hirsch won't have too far to look when he needs someone for advice.

His father Corey has been hired for the Vancouver Canucks broadcast crew for the 2017-18 season, and will be re-locating from Phoenix to Vancouver.

That will be an adjustment for Hayden, who has lived most of his growing up years in Arizona, and has yet to experience a Canadian winter.

Says Hayden "I don't have any winter clothes --- living in Phoenix it doesn't get very cold there."

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