Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Downtown hockey facility named after Brose

Minnesota State's 1-year-old hockey facility at the Verizon Wireless Center is now called the Don Brose Training Center. It's named after the university's first and longtime head coach.

When the Mavericks called All Seasons Arena home, their hockey facilities were named after Brose, who spent 30 years (1969-2000) as the team's coach.

"The Don Brose Training Center at Verizon Center will stand as a fitting tribute to the significance that Coach Brose has had in the City of Mankato and for Minnesota State University for the game of hockey. His contributions as a whole cannot be overstated," Mankato city manager Pat Hentges said in a statement.

Said MSU athletic director Kevin Buisman: "We are thrilled to provide this well-deserved naming recognition opportunity for Coach Brose. Don Brose is an iconic figure in this area and his name is synonymous with Maverick Hockey. His pioneering ways and vision for the impact this sport would have combined to create an indelible impact on our University, this community, and all of southern Minnesota. We are indebted for his leadership and proud to have his name associated with the new home of Maverick Hockey at Verizon Center."

Read more from MSU here and from The Free Press here.

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