Front Office

Ownership Group

Mike Cooper – Co-owner & President

mikec@austinbruins.com

Mike is entering his fifth 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 respectively. 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@austinbruins.com

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.

Business Operations

Director of Operations/Media Relations – Jarred Becker

JBecker@AustinBruins.com

Becker enters his second season with the Grizzlies in the role of Director of Operations/Media Relations. Becker also serves as the Play-By-Play Broadcaster for the Austin Bruins. 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 in Forest City, IA, 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 Team:

Play-By-Play: Matt Winthrop
Athletic Trainers: Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Staff
Game Night Announcer: Jeff Boehmer
Official Scorekeeper: Cletus Mueller
Team Photographer: Sandy Marshall
Equipment Manager: Brian Underhill
Billet Coordinator: Keri Norman
Head of Security & Game Night Operations: Ken Wickelgren