2003-2004 Hill-Murray Hockey

Section 3AA 2nd Place
Classic Suburban Conference Champion
  • The season was highlighted by a memorable section semifinal win over White Bear Lake.  Down 3-0 after one period, the Pioneers rallied, spurred by Tim Dickhudt's play on the penalty kill, and the game went into overtime.  James Fangel stopped a breakaway, then Joey McEnaney batted in a rebound of Derek McCallum's point shot for a 5-4 win.
  • Hill-Murray nearly pulled off another upset in the section final, getting an outstanding performance from senior goalie James Fangel against state #1 Centennial.  A mad scramble in front of the Centennial goal in the final 30 seconds was as close as anybody came to beating the Cougars this postseason. Centennial went 30-1 and become the first team in state history to post three consecutive shutouts in the state tournament.
  • The Pioneers reclaimed the Classic Suburban title, going a perfect 16-0.
  • Senior captain Jay Cascalenda played both forward and defense for the second consecutive season.  He finished a three year career with 40 goals and 80 assists and later played for Minnesota-Duluth.
  • Sam Kelly had six goals and three assists in a Dec. 11 game against Simley, and was named a Mr. Hockey finalist.
  • Period lengths increased from 15 minutes to 17 minutes at the start of the season.

11/29St. Paul Johnson13-1WAldrich
12/2White Bear Lake5-3WAldrich
12/13Henry Sibley*8-1WAldrich
12/20North St. Paul*5-1WPolar Arena
12/23Bloomington Jefferson4-3WBIG (Bloomington)
12/27Centennial2-6LXcel Energy Center
12/29Bloomington Jefferson3-4LXcel Energy Center
12/30Wayzata3-4LRoseville Arena
1/8Mahtomedi*4-1WSt. Croix RC
1/10St. Thomas Academy*7-0WSt. Thomas Arena
1/17South St. Paul*5-2WWakota Arena
1/22Benilde-St. Margaret's3-4LSt. Louis Park RC
1/24Simley*7-0WVeterans Center (IGH)
1/27Holy Angels2-7LAldrich
1/29Henry Sibley*9-0WWakota Arena
1/31Richfield*5-0WRichfield Arena
2/5North St. Paul*6-3WAldrich
2/12St. Thomas Academy*3-2WAldrich
2/14Tartan*5-4WTartan Arena
2/17South St. Paul*6-1WAldrich
Section 3AA Playoffs
3/1White Bear Lake5-4W (OT)Coliseum

Final Record 21-7-0

Classic Suburban Conference Standings

Section 3AA Playoff Bracket

Varsity Roster

Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Tony Flint

2Bill LeierD105' 10" 1653811
6Brent MercadoD116' 1" 1901910
7Garrett AdamsonF126' 3" 170415
9Derek McCallumD106' 0" 16021113
10Mike PhillippiD115' 11" 16032629
11Alex SpiesF115' 11" 170123
12Casey GresbackF125' 10" 175336
14Jay Cascalenda (C)F,D126' 0" 170133346
15Peter CroonquistF105' 8" 1353710
16B.J. ThompsonF125' 10" 160325
18Mac GarceauD105' 10" 160022
19Joey McEnaneyF105' 7" 1454812
20Matt CermakF125' 11" 180325
21Sam KellyF126' 0" 180382563
22Sam YearsleyF115' 11" 165347
24Erik MorrowD116' 2" 175213
25Tim Dickhudt (C)F125' 9" 175182139
26Brian ArrigoniF105' 7" 15018725
27Ryan GuentzelF115' 11" 150213657
28Craig KaufmanF126' 1" 170145
32Mike ScottG106' 0" 180000
33James FangelG125' 9" 160000

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
James Fangel1395612.2361991.021-7-0
Mike Scott3800.007100.00-0-0

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG

Mr. Hockey Finalist: Sam Kelly
Pioneer Press All-state team: Sam Kelly
All-state honorable mention: Jay Cascalenda, James Fangel
Classic Suburban All-Conference: Mike Phillippi, Jay Cascalenda, Sam Kelly, Tim Dickhudt, Ryan Guentzel
All Conference Honorable Mention: Derek McCallum, Brian Arrigoni, James Fangel

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