is an alumni-operated site dedicated to chronicling the tradition of Hill-Murray boys hockey. The team has been active since 1960 and this site since 1999. Hill-Murray boasts one of the strongest high school hockey programs in Minnesota, with six state championships and numerous regional and conference titles.

The 2024 season gets underway November 30. View the 2024 season page or follow MN Hockey Hub for more frequent updates.

Congratulations to three alumni who have made Division 1 college debuts in 2023: Remington Keopple (Cornell), Joe Palodichuk (Wisconsin), and Axel Begley (Minnesota).

2024 State Playoffs Page

Hill-Murray has now completed 50 hockey seasons as a member of the Minnesota State High School League.

33 state tournaments*
4 times state champion
8 times state runner-up (tied for most with Moorhead)
4 third place and 3 consolation trophies
47-41 all time tourney record
21 tourney overtime games (#1 among all schools)
136-17 record in section playoff games (started 26-0)
33-9 in section finals (started 15-0)
Played in 19 consecutive section finals (Moorhead's streak of 23 ended this year)

* Since 1975, Edina has the next highest total with 25 state tournaments. All-time (since 1945), Roseau leads with 34. Edina is hard to count due to having schools with different names (East, West, Morningside); the official MSHSL total for Edina High School is 31. Since 1982, when the Edina schools merged, Edina has 25 state appearances and Hill-Murray has 27.

You can still hear Lou Nanne's voice as he narrates a history of Hill-Murray hockey in this video.

Catholic Spirit article recognizing Bill Lechner's 600th win. Thanks to Tony Reif for the links.

The 2024 Pioneers set school records by playing in 8 overtime games and winning 5. Overtime games have increased in frequency in recent years, as the previous record for games (7) was set in 2020 and 2023, and wins (4) was set in 2022. Hill-Murray's all time record in overtime games is 90 W - 51 L - 48 T.

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