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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.


Kelsey Klapperick

Director, Community Relations

Kelsey is entering her second season with the Bruins as Director, Community Relations. 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 second 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 three years in hockey-rich Roseau, MN, broadcasting high school sports before coming to Austin, and is excited to interact with Bruins fans throughout the season. John also works for the Minnesota Wild in Season and Group Ticket Sales. Join the broadcast by sending an email to for a shout out, and follow John on Twitter @John_M_Peterson.


Becky Meany

Marketing and Promotions Manager 

Becky recently joined the Austin Bruins as our Marketing and Promotions Manager. Graduating in 2011 from Southland High School, Becky continued on to go to college at the University of Wisconsin Stout. Graduating in 2014, Becky obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Communications and Emerging Media with a concentration in Technical Writing and a minor in Human Resource Management. She looks forward to the season ahead!