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David Burr began his playing career at age 5 in the Greater Bridgeport Junior Hockey Association. He played varsity hockey for Notre Dame of Fairfield from 1987-1990. In 1989, he tallied 16 points in the state tournament (8g, 8a), scoring a hat trick, including the game winning goal, in the finals to give ND their first CIAC Hockey State championship in school history. His team seeded #11 in the State Tournament, defeated the #1 seed Enrico Fermi in the finals 7-3. That year, Dave earned the honors of being named 1st team All-Tournament, MVP of the State Tournament, and became the first ever All-State hockey player for ND. 

After high school, he continued his playing career at Southern Connecticut State University where his team competed in the American Colligate Hockey Association, winning the league championship and competing for a national title in 1994. In 1996, he was the first hockey player to be inducted into the Notre Dame of Fairfield Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dave has been a coaching hockey since 2011 developing players’ skills in the Learn to Play Hockey and Southern Mite house programs.  Dave and his wife Christina have two children in the SCYH program: Ryan ’07 and Ethan ’10.