News & Notes
The 2015 hockey season is now complete. Congratulations to state champions Lakeville North and East Grand Forks. Lakeville North had the first undefeated season by a large school in 22 years. Duluth East, in what might be a first, finished as the runner-up while allowing more goals (89) than goals scored (88) for the season.
New section assignments for the next two years are set. There are substantial changes to sections 2AA, 3AA, and 6AA. 4AA acquires Woodbury but otherwise stays the same. Duluth Marshall will opt up to 7AA. A full list of schools opting up is here.
Forty years ago, on March 6, 1975, Hill-Murray played its first state tournament game at the Met Center. Here are the highlights, with the call from Joe Boyle and Lou Nanne on WTCN. Many thanks to Tony and Dave Reif for sharing this priceless video.
Hill-Murray is the Section 4AA Champion
35 years ago and just two weeks after the 1980 Olympics, Hill-Murray qualified for the State Tournament with a double overtime win at the Auditorium. Both are chronicled in this pre tournament preview show. Highlights of the HM-Mariner game begin around the 15:00 mark.
The 2015 tournament will be televised on KSTC Channel 45, and pay-per-view internet streaming is available.