Corey Hirsch

American Heroes Hockey Challenge between Mount St. Joseph, DeMatha 'more than a game'

A little more than two years ago, Corey Hirsch's older sister gave him an idea.

Bridget Hirsch, a student at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in New York, had recently seen her school participate in a charity hockey game benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. She took a few pictures at the event and sent some information to her family, thinking it might be something they could replicate back home.

Corey thought it was a great idea.

Then a sophomore at DeMatha, Corey approached coach Tony MacAulay about doing something similar with the Stags hockey team. He wanted to use hockey as a way to recognize his father, Jeff, a captain in the Navy. He wanted an opportunity to...