Craig Patrick – Co-owner & President
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
Mike is entering his eighth 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 Business Operations – Jarred Becker
Jarred will be a recognizable face to many Bruins fans as he acted as Director of Game Night Operations for the 2020-21 season. Becker serves the Bruins in the role of Director of Business Operations as well as handling many sales responsibilities including duties with the Rochester Grizzlies. Those familiar with the Grizzlies will also recognize Becker’s voice, as the California native has served as Color Analyst for Rochester the past two seasons. In addition, Becker is the public address announcer for the Rochester Honkers of the Northwoods League. A graduate of Waldorf University in Forest City, IA, Becker called collegiate 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
Public Address Announcer – Nate Andersen
Laser Show – Dave Klingfus
Mascot – Bruiser the Bear
Official Scorekeeper – Ian Klingfus
Team Photographer– Jess Tuttle
Team Videographer– Steph Tuttle
Head of Off-Ice Officials– Steve Turner
Game Night Assistants– Ryan Langen& Bianca Angell
Ticket Operations– Nancy & Stacy Clingman
Clock Operators– Scott Shaffer & Del Bakke