2019-2020 Hill-Murray Hockey

State Champion
Section 4AA Champion
Metro East Champion
  • 2020 was a tale of three sub-seasons. The Pioneers started 6-0, then had a 3-5-2 stretch (which did include back-to-back shutout wins over Edina), then finished 13-1-1 to win a state championship.
  • Hill-Murray played their best against the state's top teams, going 4-0-1 against the AA tourney field during the regular season, and 3-0 in the tournament itself.
  • Hill-Murray set a school record by playing in seven overtime games, but didn't win until the seventh, which was the one they really needed. Charlie Strobel scored the winner in the final minute of overtime, one of four goals he scored in the tourney. It was the 100th game all-time against St. Thomas Academy and first in the championship bracket of the tourney since STA joined Class AA in 2014.
  • Hill-Murray rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat White Bear Lake 3-2 in the section final, with Nick Pierre scoring the third goal while shorthanded, the second year in a row that the section final winning goal was shorthanded.
  • Remington Keopple was the state's top netminder and finished as Hill-Murray's leader in career saves and single season save percentage.
  • A Hill-Murray goalie who had graduated 40 years ago, Jeff Poeschl, coached Mahtomedi to its first Class A championship.
  • After Hill-Murray's state championship on March 7, the girls basketball tournament was canceled the following week, along with all subsequent winter and spring sports. Thus the AA hockey championship was the last sports title awarded for the 2020 school year.

Sat12/7Blake7-1WBlake Arena3:00
Thu12/12South St. Paul*8-0WWoog Arena7:00
Sat12/14Henry Sibley*13-1WAldrich2:30
Tue12/17White Bear Lake2-3L (OT)Aldrich7:00
Sat12/21St. Thomas Academy*1-1T (OT)TRIA Rink7:00
Thu12/26Wayzata3-4L (OT)Plymouth Ice Center7:30
Fri12/27Cloquet6-1WPlymouth Ice Center5:00
Sat12/28St. Michael-Albertville4-4T (OT)St. Louis Park RC2:30
Sat1/4Edina3-0WBraemar Arena7:00
Thu1/9Benilde-St. Margaret's0-2LAldrich7:00
Sat1/11Mahtomedi*2-3LSt. Croix RC3:00
Thu1/16Wayzata1-2L (OT)Aldrich7:00
Sat1/18Hastings*6-2WHastings Arena7:30
Tue1/21Stillwater5-2WSt. Croix RC5:30
Sat1/25Grand Rapids1-0WIRA (Grand Rapids)3:00
Thu1/30St. Thomas Academy*3-2WAldrich7:00
Tue2/4Maple Grove4-1WAldrich7:00
Wed2/12Chaska2-2T (OT)Aldrich7:00
Section 4AA Playoffs
Wed2/26Mounds View6-2WAldrich5:00
Fri2/28White Bear Lake3-2WAldrich7:00
State Tournament
Thu3/5Moorhead5-1WXcel Energy Center8:00
Fri3/6St. Thomas Academy3-2W (OT)Xcel Energy Center8:00
Sat3/7Eden Prairie4-1WXcel Energy Center7:00

Final Record 22-6-3

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Varsity Roster

Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Mark Tollefsbol, Tony Flint

1Remington Keopple (A)G126' 2" 190011
2Joe PalodichukD116' 0" 16543438
6Henry Eischen (C)F125' 10" 16591827
7Nick PierreF105' 8" 175253459
8Triston TabucolF115' 11" 175358
9Nick MountainF115' 11" 1752911
10Nate HardyF106' 0" 1557512
11Leo GrubaD106' 1" 175055
12Jared JensenF115' 10" 16510818
14Matthew FleischhackerD115' 7" 155102131
16Tommy MichelsonF125' 10" 165235
17Dylan GodboutF105' 10" 170131528
18Max ZupferF115' 8" 1607512
20Seamus Regan (C)D126' 0" 21501212
21Owen QuastF126' 2" 190527
22Hunter LaschingerF115' 10" 160538
24Luke HauseD106' 3" 160022
26Axel BegleyD106' 1" 17511415
27Charlie Strobel (C)F126' 1" 190272653
30Nick EricksonG106' 3" 165000

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
Remington Keopple1418441.5862693.419-6-2
Nick Erickson21051.217293.53-0-1

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG

AP All-State: Remington Keopple (1st team)
Star Tribune All-Metro: Remington Keopple (1st team), Joe Palodichuk (3rd team)
Frank Brimsek finalist: Remington Keopple
All-Tournament Team: Remington Keopple, Charlie Strobel, Nick Pierre, Dylan Godbout

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