Athlete Profile: Stuart Brown

Name:  Stuart Brown
Sport:  Hockey
Hometown:  Anchorage, Alaska
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Year in School:  Senior
How long involved in hockey:  15 years
Position:  Goalie

Why did you start playing?
Hockey is one of the major sports in Alaska.  I saw it on TV and wanted to try it.  I’ve stuck with it ever since.

What is your favorite thing about hockey?
It is a fast-paced sport with lots of action.

What is your motivation before a competition?
I put music on and visualize stopping pucks and making saves. I am also superstitious, so I do a routine before every game to be ready.

Do you have an inspirational person or quote?
“You’re never a loser until you quit trying” — Mike Ditka

Do you have any other hobbies/activities/interests?
Golfing, mountain biking and skiing when I don’t have hockey.

Why did you come to Montana State?
It has a great engineering program and Montana is a lot like Alaska with the mountains and snow.

What is your favorite class at MSU, and why?
Capstone design — I get to design, build and drive a race car.

Is there anything else you would like to tell students/readers about hockey?
Come out and support us. Come to the home games, they’re a lot of fun.  We have the best fans in the league.