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Union's Cohn receives USA Hockey's Brendan Burke Internship

By Ken Schott
Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Phil Cohn, the coordinator of hockey operations for Union College, has been named as the fifth recipient of the Brendan Burke Internship it was announced Tuesday by USA Hockey.

Cohn will be based at USA Hockey's National Team Development Program in Ann Arbor, Mich., and begin his duties later this month. His responsibilities will include interface with the NTDP, national teams, international events, and player development camps. He will also gain exposure to USA Hockey's acclaimed American Development Model and Coaching Education Program.

Cohn was a student-manger for the Dutchmen from 2009-13. He was named Union's director of hockey operations shortly after he graduated in 2013.

Established in April 2010, the Brendan Burke Internship is awarded annually to a recent college graduate who is pursuing a career in hockey operations. The internship was founded in memory of the late Brendan Burke, who served as a student assistant for the Miami (Ohip) men's ice hockey team and was the son of Brian Burke, director of player personnel for the 2014 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team, general manager of the 2010 U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team and current president of hockey operations for the NHL's Calgary Flames.

Brendan Burke passed away in an automobile accident on Feb. 5, 2010.

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