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Old 12-05-2012, 04:55 PM
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Daniel Gibb Named Cougars Captain; Brock Hirsche Retires

Prince George, BC - It is with disappointment that the Prince George Cougars Hockey Club announces that 20-year-old forward and captain Brock Hirsche (Lethbridge, AB) has retired from the Western Hockey League.

Earlier this week, Hirsche had surgery to repair a torn labrum in his shoulder. It was the second major shoulder surgery for Hirsche in the past two years. Hirsche's 2011-2012 season was limited to just eight games, while this season he appeared in 18.

Hirsche's WHL career consisted of 161 regular season games and seven playoff appearances. Throughout his career he managed 26 goals and 61 points to go along with 89 penalty minutes during the regular season, and two more assists during the playoffs. While his hustle and talent helped him stand out on the ice, it was his strong character and leadership that endeared Hirsche to the fans, his teammates, and the coaching staff.

"This is a hard day for the entire Prince George Cougars organization," said Prince George Cougars Head Coach Dean Clark. "Brock Hirsche was an excellent leader, and a man who truly cares about his teammates and the organization."

20-year-old defenceman Daniel Gibb (Prince George, B.C.) will take over the Prince George Cougars captaincy while fellow 20-year-old Ryan Hanes (Kamloops, B.C.) has been named an alternate captain.

"Daniel Gibb will be an excellent captain for us," adds Dean Clark. "He has the same passion for the Prince George Cougars that Brock Hirsche has."

The Prince George Cougars want to thank Brock Hirsche for his four strong seasons, and want to extend their best wishes to the entire Hirsche family during his recovery period.

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Old 12-05-2012, 06:47 PM
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Good news for Ryan Hanes.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:06 AM
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Man another one bites the dust ! This is crazy it's like one every other day !
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:43 AM
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Big Dan "sit your a$$ down" Gibb gets the 'C'! Fu*kin rights he does!
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