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Maple Leafs to attend Brendan Burke's funeral

February 7, 2010 |  1:14 pm

In a fitting tribute, the Toronto Maple Leafs will attend the funeral of Brendan Burke, son of general manager Brian Burke, as a team on Tuesday.

Brendan Burke, 21, died Friday of injuries he suffered in a two-car crash on a snowy road in Indiana. He will be buried in Canton, Mass., where he lived when he wasn't attending Miami University of Ohio.

His passenger, Mark A. Reedy of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., 18, also died in the crash. Reedy, a student at Michigan State, is scheduled to be buried Tuesday in his hometown. The driver of the other car in the crash was not hurt.

Like the Maple Leafs, the Miami RedHawks pulled off a win in their first game after Burke's death.

-- Helene Elliott

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