Minnesota State Mankato's hockey facilities at Verizon Center — staff offices, training room, locker room, etc. — will be named after former Mavericks men's hockey coach Don Brose.

"Coach Brose will be always be synonymous with Maverick Hockey," said Dr. Richard Davenport, MSU Mankato president.

"His record speaks for itself, but the reality is that his contributions reach far beyond coaching during the course of his career."

Brose coached the Mavericks for 30 years, from 1969-2000.

His team won the NCAA Division II title in 1980 and he had a career record of 536-335-79 and his teams won seven conference titles.

"The Don Brose Training 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," said Pat Hentges, Mankato's city manager.

Ex-UMD coach dies

Eleanor "Ellie" Rynda, a pioneer in Minnesota Duluth women's athletics, died Wednesday from cancer in her hometown of Montgomery, Minn.

Her death came two days shy of her 84th birthday.

Rynda started the UMD women's track and field (1966) and women's cross-country (1975) programs and coached both teams through 1993.

She also served as the head coach for men's track from 1969-90 and men's cross country from 1968-89.


• Chris Klute, 26, a defender with the Portland Timbers, was added to Minnesota United's roster on loan from the reigning MLS champions. Per team and league policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

• Don Berry of Edinburgh USA shot a 2-under 70 in the second round to win the Minnesota Senior PGA Championship at Faribault Golf Club with a 137 total. Berry, the two-time defending champion, finished six shots ahead of Craig Brischke of Tanners Brook and Mike Flaherty of Dakota Pines.

• The team of Chad Moon, Bradley Harrington, Shane Eastman and Matt Lingle shot a two-day total of 37-under par, 251, to win the MGA Net Team Championship at The Preserve and The Pines at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, Minn., by 13 strokes.

• Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minn., will add men's and women's tennis programs for the 2017-18 school year. Eric Shourds, an assistant football coach at the school who was ranked in the top 25 of the USTA rankings in high school in New Jersey, will coach both teams.

• Carleton runner Ruth Steinke was named one of 30 candidates — 10 from Division III — for the NCAA Woman of the Year. Steinke won seven MIAC individual championship — one in cross country and six in track and field.

• Purdue's Emma Benner, a freshman from Forest Lake, was named the Big Ten women's cross-country runner of the week. She won the 5K race at the Golden Eagle Invite in Cookeville, Tenn., by more than 30 seconds.