Dave is a native of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
After a playing career which included three seasons in the CJHL, Hyrsky traveled to England serving one season as Stevenage Sharks player/coach.
He returned home and began a coaching career that included U18 AAA, high school as well as a one-year stint at Laurentian University.
It was then back overseas to coach professionally in the Alps Hockey League. During this time Hyrsky was also coach of the Serbian national teams at the U18, U20 and Men’s levels.