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Front Office & Game Night Crew


Craig Patrick - Co-owner & President


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Craig Patrick, co-owner of the Bruins, has his hockey roots as a player, coach and hockey parent. He became involved with the Bruins because of his passion for community service, youth development, and the game of hockey. Craig and his wife Michele live in Hudson, WI and are proud to represent the Austin Bruins and all that they stand for in the community and to the development of junior hockey in Minnesota.

Mike Cooper - Co-owner & President


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Mike is entering his third season as co-owner of the Bruins. He is very active in the community, oversees day to day operations and has been residing in Austin for almost 20 years. In addition to the Bruins, Mike has owned and operated the Austin Papa Murphy's since 1998. Mike, his wife Amy, and son Troy are happy to call Austin home and look forward to another great year.

Michael Keeley - Broadcasting, Media Relations, & Sales


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Michael is in his second season with the Bruins after beginning his career in Junior Hockey with the Keystone Ice Miners (Western Pennsylvania) NAHL organization in 2014. He is a native of Rochester, New York and a 2013 graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcasting and Mass Communication. Prior to working in the NAHL, he was the four year radio voice of the NCAA men's ice hockey program at Oswego. He has also served as the radio voice of the nearby Rochester Honkers Northwoods League baseball team since the summer of 2016.

Carl Vagle - Director of Business Operations and
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Carl is in his first season with the Bruins. He is a native of Hermantown, MN and a 2015 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato with a Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. Prior to working for the Bruins he interned with the Minnesota Twins in the Ticket Sales & Service office. He also interned with the Madison Mallards of the Northwoods League in 2015.

Jackson Bruce - Gameday Operations and Sales


Jackson is in his first season with the Austin Bruins. He has previously done sales with the USHL's Youngstown Phantoms and game day operations for the WSHL's Casper Coyotes. He is a native of Pierre, South Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Sport Marketing and Administration from Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. While in college, he interned for three seasons with the Aberdeen Wings, an offseason with the Bruins in 2014, and the 2015 baseball season with the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, the Single A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians.


P.A. Announcer - Brian Schulz

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Laser Show - Dave Klingfus

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Mascot - Bruiser the Bear

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Official Scorekeeper - Ian Klingfus