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Front Office Staff

Craig Patrick
President & Corporate Sales

Craig Patrick, 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.


Reece Anderson

Director, Marketing and Promotions

Reece is entering his first season with the Bruins and will be handling marketing and promotions. New to Austin, he is excited to get involved and meet people within the community of Austin. A Hancock, Michigan native, Reece received his degree in Sport Management from Finlandia University, and interned in the athletic department at Michigan Tech University.



Kelsey Klapperick

Community Relations

Kelsey is entering her first season with the Bruins as a Community Relations Representative. She is an Austin native and is excited to work with her hometown community and surrounding areas. She played hockey for the Austin Packers throughout high school and was part of the 2007 and 2008 state team. Kelsey earned her Bachelor's degree in Sports Management with a minor in Mass Communications from Bemidji State University. She also completed an internship with the Austin Bruins in the summer of 2013. 



John Peterson
Broadcasting and Media Relations

Broadcaster John Peterson hails from Stillwater, MN and is proud to be in his first year as play-by-play voice of the Bruins. John graduated from Arizona State University in 2010 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, and got his start calling ASU Division I club hockey games on the radio. He spent the last three years in hockey-rich Roseau, MN, broadcasting high school sports, and is excited to get to know the fans this year in Austin. Join the broadcast by sending an email to Follow John on Twitter @John_M_Peterson.