John Heisler | April 9, 2017
Kirt Bjork would like to think his hockey career at the University of Notre Dame could stand on its own feet.
After all, Bjork-a 5-9, 170-pound winger from Trenton, Michigan-finished his Irish career with 76 goals and 161 points from 1979-80 through 1982-83.
As a junior he helped his team claim the prestigious Great Lakes Invitational.
A year later he earned All-America honors from the American Hockey Coaches Association after leading the team in goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and power-play goals.
After graduation he played a couple of seasons with Adirondack of the American Hockey League (then a Detroit Red Wings affiliate) and in the Italian Elite League.
But Bjork knows better.
That's because of his 20-year-old son Anders Bjork, a junior standout on the current Notre Dame squad that heads for the NCAA Frozen Four this week, along with 17-year-old son Brady.
"I became the third best hockey player in the family about eight years ago," Kirt says.
"They remind me of that often."
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