PIONEERS MOURN THE PASSING OF JIMMY BROWN
Forward Helped Lead Denver to First National Championship in Program History in 1958
June 19, 2017
The DU Hockey Family was saddened to learn of the recent passing of alumnus Jimmy Brown at the age of 81. Brown skated at Denver from 1957-1959, recording 116 points (53G-63A) in 63 games played. The native Albertan led the Pioneers in scoring in each of his seasons with the program.
In March of 1958, Brown scored a goal in DU’s first-ever National Championship Game victory, a 6-2 win over North Dakota at Minneapolis’ Williams Arena. He was named to the NCAA’s All-Tournament Team that year.
Upon graduation, Brown briefly played professionally in the Eastern Hockey League prior to enjoying a long and successful career at IBM. He is survived by his wife Jean as well as several children and grandchildren. Click HERE to view Brown’s obituary from the Vancouver Sun.