AUSTIN, MN – The Bruins are excited to announce two new additions to the front office to fill the vacancies left by Michael Keeley and Carl Vagle. The team announced Thursday the additions of TJ Chillot and Shelby Dahmes. Chillot, who will serve as the Director of Media Relations and Sales Operations for the Bruins, […]


AUSTIN, MN – The Bruins have been one of the top NAHL organizations at moving players to the next level since they entered the league in 2010. That success has continued into the front office and on Wednesday they announced that Michael Keeley and Carl Vagle are both departing the organization for new opportunities to […]

Bruins Select Six in NAHL Entry Draft

AUSTIN, MN – The NAHL held its annual draft on Tuesday and the Austin Bruins made six selections as they work to build their 2018-19 roster. The Bruins chose, in order: forward Hugh Larkin, defenseman Noah Kim, defenseman Dylan Davies, forward Carson Riddle, forward Paul Maust, and forward Rayce Jacobs. With the 18th overall pick, […]


AUSTIN, MN – Evan Cholak played more games in an Austin Bruins uniform than any player before him. Now he’ll trade his black and gold for green and white as he announced his commitment to NCAA DIII powerhouse St. Norbert College this week. Cholak, a ’97-born forward from Kenosha, Wisconsin, first joined the Bruins in […]

Eller Commits to Adrian

AUSTIN, MN – It was a rough 2017-18 season for Bruins defenseman Matt Eller. After earning a role as a steady, shut down defenseman and become a mainstay in the lineup, a hit from behind on December 29th would turn out cutting short his season and Junior hockey career. He suited up in three games […]

Doyon Commits to Aurora

AUSTIN, MN – Riley Doyon is the latest member of the Bruins to announce his plans to play college hockey next season. The ’98-born forward is heading to NCAA DIII Aurora University to join the Spartans for the 2018-19 season. “I really enjoyed my time in Austin,” Doyon said. “The team was great and we […]

Brandt Makes NCAA Commitment

AUSTIN, MN – Although he still has a year of Junior eligibility left, Bruins forward Justin Brandt is making the jump to college hockey. On Monday, the Bruins announced that Brandt will continue his hockey career at Tufts University. Brandt, a ’98 birthyear joined the Bruins after parts of two seasons in Brookings and stops […]


AUSTIN, MN – The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League, announced on Thursday that they have hired alumni goaltender Nick Lehr as goaltending coach, following the departure of Al Rooney to Chippewa Falls earlier this week. “We are excited to have the opportunity to hire someone of Nick’s caliber,” said Bruins […]

Four Bruins, One Tender Selected in USHL Phase II Draft

AUSTIN, MN – Four members of the 2017-18 Austin Bruins were selected in the USHL Phase II Draft on Tuesday afternoon. Forward Alex Mella and defenseman Danny Petrick were chosen by the Madison Capitols, defenseman Jaden Shields was picked the Dubuque Fighting Saints, and forward Xander Lamppa was drafted by the Waterloo Black Hawks. In […]

Al Rooney Named Head Coach of Chippewa Steel

AUSTIN, MN – It’s been quite a journey for Al Rooney over the past two years. From earning a Robertson Cup ring to coaching alongside an old friend, after thousands of miles traveled, he’s finally got his NAHL head coaching job. On Monday, the Chippewa Steel officially named Rooney the first head coach of their […]