2010-2011 Hill-Murray Hockey


Section 4AA 2nd Place
Classic Suburban Champion
Schwan Cup Gold Division Champion
  • Hill-Murray followed a successful 2010 season with more of the same in 2011 - deep, balanced scoring and effective defensive play; the team finished with 185 goals to 44 against and was outshot only 3 times.
  • The Pioneers won the top division of the Xcel holiday tournament for the first time, extricating themselves from a 3-1 deficit to defeat Minnetonka in the championship game.
  • After starting 1-2, Hill-Murray was nearly untouchable the rest of the season. Following a well played loss to eventual state champion Eden Prairie on Jan 6, the Pioneers won 16 straight and finished the season with the state's #1 ranking. But like the #1 1996 Pioneers, the 2011 edition suffered an overtime loss to White Bear Lake in the section playoffs. This one came after Hill-Murray had erased a 4-1 third period deficit and ended the Pioneers' 14 game win streak against the Bears and the school's run of 5 section championships, both streaks dating to the start of the 2006 season.
  • One of the most bizarre games in school history was played outdoors on a Saturday afternoon in Moorhead, the school's first outdoor game since the early 1960s. Warm temperatures turned the rink to slush and one of the nets had to be relocated to avoid a soft spot.
  • A December snowstorm forced the postponement of the St. Thomas Academy game to the final day of the regular season. With both teams ranked #1 in their respective classes, Hill-Murray won 4-2 to claim sole possession of the conference title.
  • Statewide, the 2011 playoffs featured an unusually high number of overtime games. Five of eight AA section finals were decided in overtime; two more were one goal contests, and the other was a 2-0 empty net goal victory. The state tournament featured five more overtime games, including the first ever three OT state championship game. White Bear Lake's last five games went to overtime, and the last four went to multiple overtimes.

DayDateOpponentScoreLocationTime
Sat11/27Burnsville4-6LAldrich8:00
Tue11/30Duluth Marshall7-0WMars Lakeview Arena7:00
Sat12/4Benilde-St. Margaret's1-3LSt. Louis Park Rec. Center2:30
Thu12/9Henry Sibley*7-1WWest St. Paul Arena7:30
Thu12/16Mahtomedi*5-1WSt. Croix Rec. Center7:30
Sat12/18Lakeville South5-2WAldrich8:00
Thu12/23White Bear Lake3-0WVadnais Sports Center7:30
Wed12/29Breck8-0WMariucci Arena5:30
Thu12/30Edina3-3T (OT)Xcel Energy Center8:00
Sat1/1Minnetonka5-3WXcel Energy Center8:00
Thu1/6Eden Prairie1-2LAldrich8:00
Sat1/8South St. Paul*4-2WAldrich8:00
Thu1/13North St. Paul*8-0WAldrich8:00
Sat1/15Tartan*7-2WAldrich8:00
Tue1/18Holy Angels6-1WRichfield Arena7:30
Sat1/22Henry Sibley*17-2WAldrich3:00
Thu1/27St. Thomas Academy*4-3WAldrich8:00
Sat1/29Mahtomedi*6-1WAldrich8:00
Thu2/3Richfield*13-0WAldrich8:00
Sat2/5Simley*11-0WVeterans Center (IGH)3:00
Tue2/8North St. Paul*9-0WPolar Arena8:00
Thu2/10South St. Paul*6-2WWakota Arena7:30
Sat2/12Moorhead3-2WMoorhead1:30
Tue2/15Tartan*12-0WTartan Arena7:30
Sat2/19St. Thomas Academy*4-2WSt. Thomas Arena7:30
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Section 4AA Playoffs
Sat2/26St. Paul Como Park17-0WAldrich11 AM
Wed3/2Roseville5-1WColiseum6:00
Fri3/4White Bear Lake4-5L (2OT)Coliseum9:00

Final Record 23-4-1

Section 4AA Bracket

Classic Suburban Standings

News Archive


Varsity Roster


Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Tony Ciro

No.NamePos.GradeHeightWeightGoalsAssistsPoints
1John DugasG105' 9" 165000
6Travis WoodD95' 10" 17041216
9Kevin BeckerF125' 10" 175122234
10Luke VoltinF106' 0" 175131932
11Ben BaheF125' 10" 185293665
12Ryan Holler (C)F125' 9" 175131730
14Charlie SampairF115' 10" 1757411
15Conrad SampairF115' 9" 175617
16Blake HeinrichD106' 0" 17541822
17Jonah JohnsonD115' 10" 175178
18Andy HerlofskyF/D116' 1" 1704610
19John PhillippiF/D125' 9" 170268
20Jake GuentzelF105' 7" 145192847
21Zach LaValleF105' 10" 175202747
22Bob BruskiF125' 11" 205191938
24Duke Pieper11000
25Andy FaustF115' 8" 16581624
26Loren FrenchF126' 0" 175161733
27J.D. Cotroneo (C)D126' 0" 20541216
28Kevin Schulze (C)D125' 10" 17042933
33Tim ShaughnessyG125' 11" 160000

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
Tim Shaughnessy1212381.6039491.220-4-1
John Dugas23351.093186.13-0-0

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG
Hill-Murray1856.6105337.632.33214852
Opponents441.646916.89.073701


Mr. Hockey finalist: Ben Bahe
Pioneer Press Player of the Year: Tim Shaughnessy

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