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redhawkman10
02-06-2010, 08:59 AM
Miami suffered a tragic loss after last nights game. Student assistant Brendan Burke was tragically killed in a car accident last night while driving back to oxford from east lansing. The passenger, name unknown, was also tragically killed. The massive snow storm seems to be the cause of the wreck.


Brendan is the son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. He was a valuable asset to the Miami program and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed. Please keep Brendan, his immediate family, and his Miami family in your prayers during this difficult time.


Rest in peace Brendan, you will be missed!

Ralph Baer
02-06-2010, 09:08 AM
Thread on Hockey's Future http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=735059

25 N Countin'
02-06-2010, 09:10 AM
Miami suffered a tragic loss after last nights game. Student assistant Brandon Burke was tragically killed in a car accident after last nights game. The massive snow storm seems to be the cause of the wreck.


Brandon is the son of Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. He was a valuable asset to the Miami program and was loved by all. He will be greatly missed. Please keep Brandon, his immediate family, and his Miami family in your prayers during this difficult time.


Rest in peace Brandon, you will be missed!

His story and the wonderful support he received from the Miami program were very inspirational when I first heard about them this fall. This is incredibly sad for his family, the Miami family and the hockey family.

Agganis
02-06-2010, 10:09 AM
Devastating, I was knocked speechless when I saw this thread.

For those who haven't read it yet here (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=4685761) is the ESPN article on him from a couple months ago.

du78
02-06-2010, 10:21 AM
Condolences to the Burke family and Miami team from the University of Denver community.

candycanes99
02-06-2010, 10:23 AM
That was a great story, and this is a terrible tragedy... RIP

StillaLeafsFan
02-06-2010, 10:53 AM
Condolences from myself as well. Brendan was an extremely brave individual who made huge contributions to the hockey world and society in general during his short time on Earth. May he rest in peace.

Federal League
02-06-2010, 11:00 AM
So sad. My condolences to the Burke family and Miami hockey community.

aparch
02-06-2010, 11:06 AM
http://www.whiotv.com/news/22481567/detail.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/brian-burkes-son-killed-in-auto-accident/article1458392/

From what I've seen in the limited articles that actually have details, the accident happened around 3:40 in the afternoon Northwest of Richmond, IN; an hour away from Oxford. Brendan lost control of his Jeep and slammed head-on into a Westbound car on US 35.

:(

sshablak
02-06-2010, 11:13 AM
Tragedy ... Condolences from the Colgate Community

redhawkman10
02-06-2010, 11:14 AM
http://www.whiotv.com/news/22481567/detail.html

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/brian-burkes-son-killed-in-auto-accident/article1458392/

From what I've seen in the limited articles that actually have details, the accident happened around 3:40 in the afternoon Northwest of Richmond, IN; an hour away from Oxford. Brendan lost control of his Jeep and slammed head-on into a Westbound car on US 35.

:(

Yea I live in that area and it was pretty bad at that time. It wasn't a powdery snow, it was the big wet thick type of snow. All schools let out early and definantly wasn't safe at that time of day.

From this Miami fan and I think I can speak for all. We appreciate the kind words for Brendan. All who knew him know the tremendous impact he had in oxford and in the hockey community. His story is one of inspiration and we all hope it helps others just as much as it help us in oxford.

thebrain
02-06-2010, 11:19 AM
Thanks for the link and the great article.

My condolences to the Burke family and the Miami family as well.

joegrav
02-06-2010, 11:40 AM
Sad, sad news. :(

condolences to all involved.

Jeff_Jackson_for_Pres.
02-06-2010, 11:41 AM
How awful. Condolences to the Burke family and the RedHawk community.

owslachief
02-06-2010, 11:41 AM
It took me a few seconds reading the title to remember why this name sounded familiar - then I remembered it. Saw a piece on him and his G.M. dad and the message they were trying convey to the hockey world and in general. What a brave person he was; sorry to see this.

leswp1
02-06-2010, 11:56 AM
THoughts and prayers for all involved. :(

STATEdude3
02-06-2010, 12:08 PM
Condolences to the Burke Family and the Miami University community...sometimes events in the real world transcend to the sports community. This young man was a part of the american hockey family, and he will certainly be missed.

LincolnMav
02-06-2010, 12:16 PM
RIP Brendan. Your story inspired me. Condolences to the Miami hockey family.

jen
02-11-2010, 05:33 PM
a nice article by Buccigross: <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=4901961">There's a light that never goes out</a>

sandiegoblkbr
02-11-2010, 05:51 PM
a nice article by Buccigross: <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/columns/story?columnist=buccigross_john&id=4901961">There's a light that never goes out</a>

Thanks for the link......sounds like a guy that anyone would have been proud to have had as a son, brother, or friend. I think that he will live on through the people that knew him and loved him.