August 19, 2013
In Memorium: Bernie Burke

It is with great sadness that we pass along the news of Bernie Burke's death on August 13. The father of current RPI women's coach John Burke, Bernie was an All American goaltender at Boston College, leading the Eagles to the 1949 NCAA championship.

Among his honors:

-- BC High Hall of Fame and Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame

-- Member of the U.S. National Hockey Team who won the Silver Medal in World Championship in London in 1950

-- BC Freshman Hockey Coach 1951-1971, Goalie Coach 1971-1993

-- One of the founding members of BC Hockey Pikes Peak Club

-- Longtime college hockey and football official

-- Navy Veteran WW II, member 8th Beach Battalion in the European and Pacific Theaters.

In lieu of flowers donations in memory of Bernie may be made to the Pikes Peak Club, Boston College, Conte Forum Room 309, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.