First Name: J. "Bert"
Last Name: Hirschfeld
Sport: Hockey
Inductee Type: Athlete
Year Inducted: 1980
Home Town: Halifax
County: Halifax County

Bert Hirshfeld, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, was one of the most talked about and sought after young hockey players in Nova Scotia in the 1940’s. He learned his skill through the St. Mary’s Juvenile and Junior organizations under the tutelage of Jimmy MacDonald and former NHL star Marty Barry. In his last year of junior eligibility, 1948-49, Hirschfeld played for the Montreal Royals, leading them to win the Memorial Cup.

For the 1949-50 season, the Montreal Canadiens turned Hirshfeld professional and sent him to their farm team in Cincinnati, where he scored 22 goals and 12 assists for 34 points in 53 games. His efforts were rewarded with a call up to the Montreal Canadiens where he played along side of Maurice Richard and Elmer Lach on the famed Punch Line. Hirschfeld was traded to a powerful Detroit team for the 1951 season and spent the year in the AHL with the Indianapolis Caps, scoring 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points, his best season as a pro.

After his professional career ended in 1954, he returned to play for the Moncton Hawks, leading them to the Maritime Championship and a berth in the Allan Cup Eastern Final. He finished his career playing for Halifax in the Nova Scotia Senior Hockey League in 1963. Bert Hirschfeld was inducted into the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame in 1980.


• Scored the winning goal for the 1949 Memorial Cup
• Played for the Montreal Canadians