EPK nabs big Brinn Burleigh

January 11, 2023

Espanola Paper Kings of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League finalized their blue line brigade at the Canadian Jr. Hockey League trade deadline in a big way.

The Paper Kings added 6-foot-3, 220 pound defenseman Brinn Burleigh from the Caledon Bombers of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League in a cash deal.

“Brinn gives us another big bodied d-man,” Espanola general manager Marc Gagnon told Hockey News North. “This sets us up for the stretch run of the season.”

With the addition of the 18-year old Burleigh, six of the Paper Kings seven defenseman are six feet tall or more.

Espanola takes a record of 16-14-4 into weekend action. The Paper Kings are in a furious chase with the Soo Eagles for fourth place in the NOJHL’s West Division.

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