Front Office & Game Night Crew


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 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.

TJ Chillot - Director of Broadcasting & Sales Operations

TJ begins his first year with the Austin Bruins after working with the Mississippi RiverKings of the Southern Professional Hockey League in 2017-18. In his lone year with the RiverKings, TJ was awarded the SPHL Broadcaster of the Year award. Prior to working with the RiverKings, TJ interned for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League and also worked at his local ESPN Radio Affiliate in the Lehigh Valley area of Eastern Pennsylvania. While with ESPN he hosted and co-hosted local sports talk radio shows while also assisting on broadcasts for Division I athletics and AAA baseball.  Originally from Allentown, PA, TJ now resides in Austin with his dog Otto and cat Batman.

Shelby Dahmes - Director of Business Operations and
Community Relations

Shelby begins his first year with the Bruins. Before arriving to Austin, Shelby worked as a purchasing manager for a civil engineering construction company located in Shakopee, MN.  He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Winona State University as well as an Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Ridgewater College.  From a young age, Shelby has been a major sports fanatic; eventually taking his passion for sports and his talents into college, where he excelled playing football.  Originally from Morgan, located in Southwestern Minnesota, Shelby now lives near Rochester, MN.


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