Mike Cooper – Co-owner & President
Mike is entering his third season as co-owner of the Grizzlies. Along with the Grizzlies, he is also Co-owner of the Austin Bruins in the NAHL for the past six seasons. He is very active in the community, oversees the day to day operations, and has been residing in Austin for almost 20 years. In addition to the Bruins, Mike has owned and operated several Papa Murphy’s and Qdoba restaurants since 1998 and 2018 resepectively. Mike, his wife Amy, and son Troy are happy to call Austin home and look forward to another great year.
Craig Patrick – Co-owner & Vice President
Craig Patrick, co-owner of the Grizzlies has his hockey roots as a player, coach, and hockey parent. In addition to being Co-owner of the Grizzlies, Craig is also entering his 11th season as Co-owner of the Austin Bruins in the NAHL. He became involved with junior hockey 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.
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 and Grizzlies 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.