Front Office & Game Night Crew

FRONT OFFICE


Craig Patrick – Co-owner & President

craig@austinbruins.com

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 & Vice President

mikec@austinbruins.com

Mike is entering his ninth 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 owns many Qdoba restaurants in the Southeastern Minnesota area including the one in Austin and was formerly the owner of several Papa Murphy’s franchises throughout Minnesota and Iowa. Mike, his wife Amy, and son Troy are happy to call Austin home and look forward to another great year.

 

 



Director of Operations/Media Relations – Jarred Becker

 

JBecker@AustinBruins.com

Jarred enters his second season with the Bruins in the role of Director of Operations/Media Relations. Becker also serves as the Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the Bruins in addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations for the Rochester Grizzlies as well as handling Media Relations, Graphic Design, and Social Media for both organizations. Those familiar with the Grizzlies will also recognize Becker’s voice, as the California native served as Color Analyst for Rochester during the 2019-20 and 2020-21 Seasons. In addition, Becker has served as the Public Address Announcer for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League.

A graduate of Waldorf University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication and Sports Management in 2016, Becker called collegiate Baseball, Softball, Hockey, and Wrestling before finding a home in the Rochester Area. He resides in Stewartville with his wife, Tiana, and their daughter.


GAME NIGHT STAFF

Mascot – Bruiser the Bear

 

Athletic Trainers: Maureen Forbrook & Heather Verdick (Mayo Clinic: Orthopedic and Sports Medicine)

Team Dentists: Dr. Kurt Potach & Dr. Richard Mitchell

Equipment Manager: Jim Seguin

Official Scorekeeper: Ian Klingfus

Public Address Announcer: Nate Anderson

Light Show Operator: Dave Klingfus

Director of Off-Ice Officials: Steve Turner

Director of Security: Brian Blake

Official Time Keeper(s): Scott “Spokes” Schaffer & Del Bakke

Ticket Booth Operators: Ruth Seguin & Christy Hemann

Game Night Assistants: Ryan Langen & Isaiah Hemann

Game Night Camera Operator: Pat Lange

Event Coordinator: Sue Stowell

Billet Coordinator: Kim Lange