1974-1975 Hill-Murray Hockey

State 3rd Place
Section 3 Champion
Central Catholic Conference Champion
  • In its first year as a member of the State High School League, Hill-Murray won its first 18 games, won the Section 3 championship for the first of six straight times, and took home the 3rd Place trophy from the state tournament.
  • Tom Conroy scored Hill-Murray's first ever goal in the state tournament, assisted by future coach Jeff Whisler. Later, they found a new nemesis in Grand Rapids, which defeated Hill-Murray 2-0 and won its other two tourney games 8-3 and 6-1.
  • 188 goals scored is still 4th most in school history, 33 goals against is one more than the record-holding 1971 team, and 35 goals scored in the section playoffs is still a school record.
  • Goaltender Steve Janaszak completed his fourth varsity season at Hill-Murray, then went on to the University of Minnesota where he was a member of NCAA champion teams in 1976 and 1979, and was named team MVP in 1979. He won a gold medal for the United States in the 1980 Olympics and was the recipient of the Ken McKenzie trophy in 1981, given to the best American-born rookie in the IHL. Janaszak played one game for the Minnesota North Stars in 1980.
  • Rod Romanchuk led the team with 55 goals in 1975 and played for the University of Wisconsin which won a national championship in 1977.
  • The State High School League admitted 18 private schools with hockey programs, increasing the total number of teams to 139. This provoked a major section realignment, and the creation of a new Section 3, which consisted of schools from the north and east suburbs and remained pretty much unchanged until the two-class format was adopted in 1992. Previously, Region 3 had been the "back door" region for losers in the northern regions (7 and 8).

11/29Blake6-1WDrake Arena
12/2Benilde-St. Margaret's*10-1WAldrich
12/5St. Bernard's*18-0WDrake Arena
12/11Archbishop Brady*12-0WAldrich
12/13Duluth Cathedral6-0WDuluth Arena
12/14Duluth East2-1WDuluth Arena
12/16St. Agnes*6-0WAldrich
12/21St. Louis Park5-1WSt. Paul Civic Center
1/3St. Paul Johnson3-1WAldrich
1/6St. Thomas Academy*6-0WWest St. Paul Arena
1/13Rochester Lourdes*16-0WAldrich
1/17St. Paul Academy4-2WRoseville Arena
1/27St. Thomas Academy*8-1WAldrich
2/3Park7-1WCottage Grove Arena
2/5St. Agnes*10-2WAldrich
2/7Benilde-St. Margaret's*8-3WAldrich
2/10Edina West2-5LBraemar Arena
Section 3 Playoffs
2/20Forest Lake16-1WWakota Arena
2/22White Bear Lake6-2WCottage Grove Arena
2/27Park9-2WSt. Paul Auditorium
3/1White Bear Mariner4-1WSt. Paul Auditorium
State Tournament
3/6Duluth East3-1WMet Center
3/7Grand Rapids0-2LMet Center
3/8Bloomington Lincoln5-2WMet Center

Final Record 25-2-0

Varsity Roster

Coach: Terry Skrypek
Assistant: Steve Romanchuk

1Len EagonG10
2Ty WilsonD10
3Dave ReifD12
4Mark GrotheD12
5Steve DavisW12
6Jeff WhislerC11
7Tom ConroyW10
8Rod RomanchukC12
9Jeff LukasW11
10Jerry Graske
11Mark KlosnerD12
12Steve PierceC11
14Pat ReganD11
16Mike ReganW12
17Mark SheakW12
18Mike HurtW11
19Dave SyfkoW12
21Steve JanaszakG12

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