Saturday, October 15, 2016

Brose Center dedicated

MSU's first hockey coach Don Brose speaks during Saturday's dedication of the Don Brose Training Center at the Verizon Center in Mankato.
The year-old upgrades to the hockey facility at the Verizon Center were officially dedicated as the Don Brose Training Center on Saturday afternoon in honor of Minnesota State's first hockey coach.

"Very humbling," Brose said. "So appreciative."

In a brief ceremony prior to the Mavericks' series finale against St. Cloud State, MSU athletic director Kevin Buisman, Mankato city manager Pat Hentges and Mavericks coach Mike Hastings spoke before bringing Brose to the podium.

"Truly, this is the house that Brosey built," said Buisman, referring to Brose's efforts in helping get passed the original referendum that raised funds for the building of the civic center in the 1990s.

"It took us awhile to get that name up here, but it's very fitting," Hentges said.

"I don't know if there's a greater sign of respect," Hastings said.

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