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IGN’s resident hockey commentator, Brendan Burke, and his wife, Michelle, have been working their way back to school from the hospital and home, but the hockey world will be waiting until next year.
Burke and his family have been preparing for the return of hockey to their hometown of Sudbury, Ont.
since December, when they were told that their family had been able to return to their family home in a private residential facility in Sudbury.
In a video that was posted to the Hockey Canada YouTube channel, Brendan and Michelle explain why they chose the Sudbury facility for their rehabilitation:”This was the perfect place to recover and start the next phase of our recovery process,” Brendan wrote.
“We were so excited when we were informed that we would be able to get back to our hometown.”
“Our family was not able to leave the Sudsport home in the middle of winter for a couple of months.
We were unable to visit our friends in our hometown, who have been here for years.”
Brendan and Michelle, along with their son, are excited about the prospect of returning to Sudbury and reconnecting with their family.
“We are so grateful that our family is able to come home and we are able to begin the healing process,” Michelle wrote.
The Ontario Hockey Association said that it has confirmed that the Sudington facility has been used for the rehabilitation of some hockey players and has offered to arrange for a return visit to the facility by their family members.
The organization also offered a reminder for parents, players and parents who may not be able or unwilling to return for the season: “This program is designed for parents and players of all ages, so don’t hesitate to contact the Ontario Hockey Team if you have questions, concerns or have any concerns about the program.”