1993-1994 Hill-Murray Hockey
Section 3AA 2nd Place
Twin Cities Suburban East Champion
The Twin Cities Suburban split into west and east after the addition of five new schools. Irondale and Mounds View played in the east, and Osseo, Park Center, and Elk River joined the west, along with Champlin Park, a new school which had joined the conference in 1993. Only intra-division games counted towards the standings, but teams played four non-conference games against the opposite division.
- The Minnesota state high school league changed to a two-class format based on enrollment. Hockey coaches again were divided on the proposal. Many were opposed to a same-week, same-site tournament or favored a 'Sweet 16' single champion format. Hill-Murray qualified as a Class A (small) school but opted to play with the large schools.
- The Hill-Murray uniforms changed to green, black, and white; no more gold.
- A lack of scoring in the second half of the season prompted Hill-Murray players to start celebrating goals by sprinting directly to the team bench. The 'Pioneer Leap' tradition persisted throughout the rest of the '90s.
- White Bear Lake won the section final in overtime, the first loss by a Hill-Murray team in 16 section finals. The Bears started the season 0-5-1, but later went on a winning streak including a 6-2 win over the Pioneers at Aldrich Arena in February.
- Hill-Murray's only other losses were to two-time defending champion Jefferson and state #1 Elk River, whose only blemish during the regular season was a tie against #2 Jefferson.
- Elk River lost the Section 8 final in four overtimes to Moorhead, which finished the season ranked third along with Hill-Murray. Jefferson wound up defeating Moorhead 3-1 for its third straight championship.
- Dave Langevin Hall-of-Fame night was held Dec. 21 at Mariucci Arena, the first high school game played at the new Mariucci Arena.
- Four-year defenseman Jason Godbout anchored a defense that allowed only 37 goals in 25 games, the fewest by a Hill-Murray team since 1975. Godbout was named to the all-state team for the third time and later joined his brother Brent at the University of Minnesota.
- Frank Savino played at St. Mary's University where he rose to third on the school's all-time goals and points scored registers. #1 on both lists is former Hill-Murray coach Andre Beaulieu. Savino was the MIAC MVP in 1997.
|12/11||Elk River||1-3||L||Elk River Arena|
|12/18||Park Center||7-0||W||Brooklyn Park Arena|
|12/21||South St. Paul||4-1||W||Mariucci Arena|
|12/27||Bloomington Jefferson||3-5||L||St. Paul Civic Center|
|12/28||Burnsville||4-0||W||St. Paul Civic Center|
|12/29||Bloomington Kennedy||4-0||W||St. Paul Civic Center|
|1/13||White Bear Lake*||5-3||W||Aldrich|
|1/15||Forest Lake*||8-1||W||Forest Lake Arena|
|2/3||Mounds View*||4-1||W||Roseville Arena|
|2/5||White Bear Lake*||2-6||L||Aldrich|
|2/8||Roch. John Marshall||5-2||W||Aldrich|
|Section 3AA Playoffs|
|3/5||White Bear Lake||1-2||L (OT)||Mariucci Arena|
Final Record 21-4-0
Coach: Steve Rohlik
Assistant: Dave Schwartz, Steve Hurt
|1||Adam Quigley||G||11||5' 8" ||145|
|7||Brian Waldo||D||11||6' 1" ||180|
|8||Mike DeRuyck||F||12||6' 0" ||175|
|9||Matt Romaniski||F||11||6' 1" ||185|
|10||Dan Hurley||F||12||6' 0" ||180|
|11||Brian Hurley||F||11||5' 9" ||150|
|12||Frank Savino||F||12||6' 0" ||175|
|14||Rick Klosner||F||11||5' 10" ||155|
|15||Jim Greeley||F||12||5' 10" ||165|
|16||Christian Graham||D||12||6' 1" ||195|
|17||Jason Godbout (C)||D||12||6' 0" ||185|
|18||Tim Wolfe||F||10||5' 10" ||150|
|19||Mark Smith||F||12||6' 1" ||185|
|21||Fred Hennen||G||12||5' 11" ||155|
|22||Jeff Blossom (A)||D||12||6' 0" ||190|
|24||Scott Rizzardi||F||12||6' 1" ||185|
|25||Jon Brass||F,D||12||6' 3" ||190|
|27||Tyler Berqual||F||12||5' 10" ||165|
|28||Brett Blair||F||11||6' 0" ||180|
Pioneer Press All-state: Jason Godbout (1st team)
Honorable mention: Jeff Blossom, Christian Graham, Fred Hennen, Mark Smith
Mr. Hockey finalist: Jason Godbout
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