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Pucksters partnering to make sure Brendan Burke's memory and message live on

Updated: March 10, 2012, 11:19 AM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

Brendan Burke, a student manager for the Miami University men's hockey team and openly homosexual, was a trailblazer in the quest for tolerance and gay rights in hockey. Not long after coming out publicly, he was killed in a 2010 automobile accident, but his family and several NHL players are partnering to make sure his memory and message live on.

In Brendan's honor, his brother Patrick, a scout for the Philadelphia Flyers, and father Brian, general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, created ...

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