2016-2017 Hill-Murray Hockey

Section 4AA Champion
Metro East Champion
  • For the fourth consecutive season, Hill-Murray and Stillwater played for the Section 4AA title. Stillwater had another strong season at 22-3 and took the #1 seed, but Hill-Murray reclaimed the section crown with a 6-3 win.
  • Jake Begley dazzled protecting the nets, was named the state's top goalie, and finished with the school's all-time best career save percentage.
  • This was the first Hill-Murray team to tie three games in a season, and it took just eight games to do it. They finished with four ties, a mark that would be tied again in 2018.
  • Unlike the previous two seasons, there was a carousel for the state #1 ranking, which was briefly held by Hill-Murray when they lost just once in their first 17 games. Grand Rapids won the state title after being seeded fourth in their section. Moorhead finished second which tied them with Hill-Murray for most all-time runner-up finishes with eight.
  • Hill-Murray split the two conference games against STA for the fourth consecutive year, and again won the Metro East outright because Mahtomedi defeated STA. STA won the rubber match in the state consolation semi, the first postseason head-to-head between the schools since the 1965 State Catholic Tourney.

Thu12/8Benilde-St. Margaret's7-2WSt. Louis Park RC7:00
Thu12/15Tartan*3-3T (OT)Tartan Arena7:30
Sat12/17North St. Paul*10-2WAldrich2:30
Thu12/22White Bear Lake1-1T (OT)Vadnais Sports Center7:30
Thu12/29Eden Prairie2-2T (OT)Ridder Arena5:00
Fri12/30Burnsville7-1WRidder Arena2:30
Sat12/31Minnetonka1-2LSuper Rink12:30
Thu1/5St. Thomas Academy*2-1WAldrich7:30
Sat1/7Mahtomedi*4-0WSt. Croix RC7:30
Tue1/17Henry Sibley*5-1WWest St. Paul Arena7:30
Sat1/21Edina2-1WBraemar Arena7:00
Tue1/24Elk River4-2WAldrich7:30
Thu1/26Maple Grove0-2LAldrich7:30
Tue1/31Wayzata2-2T (OT)Plymouth Ice Center7:00
Sat2/4Blaine0-2LFogerty Arena7:00
Thu2/9South St. Paul*11-0WAldrich7:30
Sat2/11St. Thomas Academy*1-5LSt. Thomas Arena4:00
Wed2/15Duluth Marshall5-2WAldrich7:00
Sat2/18Moorhead3-4L (OT)Moorhead4:00
Section 4AA Playoffs
State Tournament
Thu3/9Moorhead2-4LXcel Energy Center1:00
Fri3/10St. Thomas Academy0-4LMariucci Arena10 AM

Final Record 19-7-4

Varsity Roster

Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Mark Tollefsbol

1Jake BegleyG126' 1" 170000
2Derick BreezeeD126' 1" 17031215
6David QuastD126' 2" 195145
7Will Sonntag (C)D125' 10" 17031316
8Scott MoyerF115' 9" 160448
9Kyler Yeo (C)F126' 3" 180152237
11Anthony HurleyF126' 1" 19561218
12Joey PetronackD115' 11" 17051419
14Ben HelgesonF106' 1" 190131528
15Mike FleischhackerF115' 5" 145111122
16Jackson UnerD126' 0" 170123
18Ken BaublitzF125' 9" 1605510
19Brett OberleD95' 10" 160279
20Brock BremerF125' 6" 150222345
21Anthony BettiF125' 9" 160459
24Joe QuastF105' 10" 1608816
25Weston NeubauerF125' 11" 17571017
26Troy TischlerF115' 9" 14511112
27Emmet NathF126' 0" 170171330
30Wyatt VintG96' 1" 165000
33John EgerG126' 0" 190000

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
Jake Begley1197411.7554893.013-7-3
John Eger365101.409790.76-0-1

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG

Frank Brimsek Award: Jake Begley
Star Tribune All-Metro: Jake Begley (1st team)
AP All State: Jake Begley (1st team)

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