2002-2003 Hill-Murray Hockey


  • Senior captain Garrett Regan, always a hard-working team player, received numerous individual honors including being a finalist for the Mr. Hockey award. Regan finished a three year career at Hill-Murray with 68 goals and 69 assists for 137 points, and went on to play for Notre Dame.
  • Because they were dropped from the Capital City Classic late along with Edina, Hill-Murray played in a round-robin holiday tournament on the Iron Range.  They lost to Edina, which was ranked #1 in the state at the time, but beat Greenway and Hibbing by one goal each.
  • The Classic Suburban featured three top-notch players in Regan, Nate Dey of North St. Paul, and Brent Borgen of Mahtomedi.  The Pioneers split the series with North but lost to and tied Tartan, giving the Polars the conference crown by a half game.
  • The numbers on the visiting jerseys were changed from green to white after commentator Lou Nanne (and others) complained that they were indistinct during the 2002 tournament.

DateOpponentScoreLocation
11/23St. Paul Johnson6-2WAldrich
11/26Bloomington Jefferson1-4LAldrich
11/30Benilde-St. Margaret's4-2WAldrich
12/3White Bear Lake0-3LAldrich
12/5Duluth East4-3W (OT)DECC (Duluth)
12/7South St. Paul*3-2WWakota Arena
12/12Simley*3-1WVeterans Center (IGH)
12/14Richfield*10-2WAldrich
12/19North St. Paul*4-2WPolar Arena
12/21Tartan*2-3LTartan Arena
12/26Edina2-4LColeraine
12/27Greenway6-5WHibbing
12/28Hibbing1-0WHibbing
1/4Henry Sibley*5-0WAldrich
1/9St. Thomas Academy*5-0WAldrich
1/11Mahtomedi*4-2WAldrich
1/18South St. Paul*4-3W (OT)Aldrich
1/23Simley*5-2WAldrich
1/25Richfield*8-2WRichfield Arena
1/30North St. Paul*2-3LAldrich
2/1Tartan*3-3T (OT)Aldrich
2/6Henry Sibley*8-1WWest St. Paul Arena
2/8St. Thomas Academy*6-0WVeterans Center (IGH)
2/11Mahtomedi*2-1W (OT)St. Croix Rec. Center
2/15Moorhead1-6LAldrich
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Section 3AA Playoffs
2/22Mounds View6-4WAldrich
2/25White Bear Lake2-4LColiseum

Final Record 19-7-1

Classic Suburban Conference Standings

Section 3AA Playoff Bracket

Team Photo



Varsity Roster


Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Tony Flint, Tom Quinlan

No.NamePos.GradeHeightWeightGoalsAssistsPoints
2Bill LeierD95' 7" 160011
7Jeff Klosner (C)D126' 2" 1802810
9Derek McCallumD95' 10" 155279
10Tom HeimelF125' 4" 1603912
11Tony Rawlings (C)F126' 0" 16591221
12Casey GresbackF115' 9" 170000
14Jay CascalendaF,D116' 0" 170131932
15Brian KonecznyF125' 10" 1606410
16Mike FeeslD125' 8" 175022
18Mike PhillippiD105' 10" 1552911
19Pat ConwayF126' 0" 1654610
20Nate DietzD126' 0" 195134
21Sam KellyF116' 0" 180131326
22Garrett Regan (C)F126' 0" 190233154
24Matt CermakF115' 10" 160437
25Tim DickhudtF115' 9" 180191130
26Ryan GuentzelF105' 7" 130268
27Nate KohlerF116' 0" 195112
28Trevor ThurstonF125' 9" 175347
32Mike GatzkeG126' 1" 185000
33James FangelG115' 6" 150000

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
James Fangel635352.4826488.39-5-0
Mike Gatzke600282.1025390.010-2-1

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG
Hill-Murray1074.080229.728.6248124
Opponents642.459121.917.3134921


Mr. Hockey Finalist: Garrett Regan
Pioneer Press All-state team: Garrett Regan

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