Former Grizzly Devin Hays Fighting Cancer

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(ABC 6 News) — A former Rochester Grizzly has begun a fight well beyond the rink.

Devin Hays, who played for Rochester during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, is focusing on treatment for leukemia. His diagnosis came as an understandable shock to his family per a GoFundMe account for Hays.

Hays had recently joined the Iowa State Men’s Hockey team at the beginning of 2022 and started treatment on May 14th. The entirety of the treatment is expected to last around 8-10 months. Nevertheless, Hays intends to have an optimistic outlook as this process goes on.

Hays’ GoFundMe is accepting donations and the Grizzlies are promoting ‘Devin Strong’ shirts on their Facebook account. Profits from the shirts will go to Hays’ family.