Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 01/20/06 at 09:30 PM ET
One of Marquette's greatest ambassadors for the game of hockey, Leonard W. Brumm Jr., died Tuesday in Racine, Wis. He was 79. Affectionately known as "Oakie" to all who knew him, Brumm was born in Ironwood in 1926 and raised in Marquette, graduating from Graveraet High School in 1944. While earning a degree at the University of Michigan, he played on the first NCAA national hockey championship team in 1948, making the final four two other times. He tried his hand at coaching at the universities of Wyoming and Alaska-Fairbanks before returning to Marquette in 1953 to serve as the first athletic-recreation director at the Marquette State Prison, bringing in exhibitions within the prison walls and later writing a book about it, "We Only Played Home Games."read on I highly recommend you read (will open pdf file) a part of "We Only Played Home Games".
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