The Jr Hat Tricks are very pleased to announce that 2002 goaltender Trey Hirschfield was selected by Danbury’s NAHL squad in this afternoon’s NAHL Draft. The Littleton, CO native was chosen in the seventh round with the 186th pick in the draft. He was an important member of the goaltending corps 2020-21 NA3HL team after backstopping Valor Christian Academy to the Colorado State High School Hockey Championship during his senior season.
Hirschfield appeared in eleven regular season games during the season putting up a 6-5 record and posting a 2.93 goals against average and a .903 save percentage in those appearances. He also played one game in the Fraser Cup Playoffs. In his last six regular season games he was 5-1 with a 1.83 goals against average and a .930 save percentage. Those five wins in March helped propel his team to a 13-4 record during an extremely busy month. Hirschfield earned an Honorable Mention in the the Bauer NA3HL Stars of the Week program on October 27 after making 25 saves to chalk up his first junior hockey victory in a 4-2 win over the Bay State Bobcats on October 24.
“Playing for Danbury in the NA3HL allowed me to learn what is expected from junior level players and what it takes to move on to the next level. Being a part of the Hat Tricks’ organization at the start of my junior hockey career really helped me understand the level of hard work, dedication and drive to excel that it takes to earn on opportunity to play in the NAHL,” said Hirschfield.
Former Head Coach Kevin Cunningham commented on today’s news saying, “I am very pleased that Trey was picked by the NAHL team in today’s draft! Despite a ton of challenges put in front of him this year, Trey had a very strong season and he was absolutely fantastic down the stretch. He is a tremendous goaltender and an even better human being. I am so excited for him and his family that he has earned this opportunity! I look forward to following his successes as he transitions to the NAHL.”