Men's Hockey Equipment Manager
One of the more unheralded members of the Bulldog support staff, Chris Garner will embark on his fifth season as UMD's hockey equipment manager in 2012-13.
The Rochester, Minn. native owns somewhat of an extensive resume, having previously spent one year serving as the head equipment manager with the Kalamazoo Wings of the United Hockey League, and another season (2003-04) as an assistant with the Minnesota Wild's American Hockey League affiliate, the Houston Aeros. Garner also was the head equipment manager for the University of North Dakota's women's program during its inaugural season (2002-03) and prior to that, honed his skills as the head student equipment manager at St. Cloud State University between 1998-2002.
Garner, 34 (3/14/78), played four years of hockey (1993-97) at Rochester's Mayo High School before moving on to St. Cloud State where he earned a Bachelor of Elective Studies degree with an emphasis in sports management in 2006. He is single and lives in Duluth.