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Big Reveal/Big Weekend

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 loom large for St. Cloud State and Husky Athletics

Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 loom large for St. Cloud State, Husky Athletics, fans, friends and alumni.

Sept. 28 and Oct. 11 loom large for St. Cloud State and Husky Athletics South facade of the expanded, renovated and renamed Herb Brooks National Hockey Center The late men's Husky Hockey coach Herb Brooks, left, and his graduate assistant, Bob Motzko 

It's the Big Reveal and the Big Weekend at Brooks Center.

St. Cloud State's $15 million investment in the expansion and renovation of the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center goes public with a 4 p.m. Sept. 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Oct. 11 men's Husky Hockey will raise its Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) title banner at the season opener against intra-state rival Bemidji State University. Purchase tickets at or call 1-877-SCSUTIX.

Brooks Center Grand Re-Opening 

Grand re-opening speakers will include President Earl H. Potter III, Dan Brooks and Bob Motzko. Arena tours will be offered.

Brooks is the son of the late men's Husky Hockey coach Herb Brooks, for whom the arena is named.

Motzko has head coached men's hockey at St. Cloud State since 2005. As a graduate assistant under Herb Brooks, he helped St. Cloud State to a third-place NCAA Division III national finish.

Last season Motzko coached the Huskies to a WCHA title and a Frozen Four appearance.

Among the exhibits in the building's new areas will be displays devoted to men's and women's Husky Hockey All-Americans, career statistical leaders, award winners and Hobey Baker winner Drew LeBlanc.

Husky Hockey season ticket-holders and special guests will participate in a VIP event prior to the Sept. 28 public ribbon-cutting.

Opening Weekend

Brooks Center doors will open 6 p.m. Oct. 11. The WCHA title banner will be raised in a 7:15 p.m. Oct. 11 ceremony. Game time for the non-conference contest with Bemidji State is 7:37 p.m.

The Oct. 12 re-match with Bemidji is 7:07 p.m. Purchase tickets at or call 1-877-SCSUTIX.  

Men's Husky Hockey is lead this season by senior captains Kevin Gravel and Nic Dowd, and junior alternate captain Nick Oliver. Gravel is a defenseman and two-time WCHA Scholar from Kingsford, Mich. Dowd is a forward and two-time WCHA Scholar from Huntsville, Ala. Oliver is a forward and WCHA Scholar from Roseau.

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