University of Minnesota alumna Mira Jalosuo and former assistant coach Jake Bobrowski have been announced as assistant coaches for Minnesota’s Professional Women’s Hockey League franchise, the team announced on Wednesday. Jalosuo and Bobrowski join Natalie Darwitz, Kelly Pannek, Lee Stecklein, Taylor Heise, Grace Zumwinkle, and Amanda Leveille, who also have ties to the Gophers and are currently with the Minnesota franchise.
Jalosuo, who played for the Gophers from 2009 to 2013, was a key member of the team’s defense, tallying 57 points during her time with the Maroon and Gold. She also achieved success on the international stage, winning bronze medals with Team Finland at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and the IIHF World Championships in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, and 2017.
Bobrowski, on the other hand, served on Brad Frost’s coaching staff during the 2021-22 season, a year in which the Gophers reached the WCHA Final Faceoff Championship game against Ohio State. Prior to his time at the University of Minnesota, Bobrowski spent six seasons at Hamline University, helping lead the Pipers to the NCAA D-III Frozen Four in 2018 and NCAA D-III National Runners-Up in 2019. During his tenure at Hamline, the Pipers achieved an overall record of 88-41-14 and a conference record of 58-26-9 in the MIAC. He has been on Natalie Darwitz’s staff since their arrival at Hamline in 2015-16.