1978-1979 Hill-Murray Hockey

Section 3 Champion
St. Paul City Conference Champion
  • One of Hill-Murray's strongest teams ever, the 1979 Pioneers faced a tough draw in the state tournament and did not place. Their only losses were by one goal to tourney entries Grand Rapids (5th Place), John Marshall (2nd Place), and Edina East (Champion).
  • Chris Pryor attended the University of New Hampshire and was signed by the Minnesota North Stars in 1985. He played 82 games with the North Stars and New York Islanders from 1985-1990, and later became Director of Hockey Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers.
  • Steve Griffith went to the University of Minnesota for four years and then played in the 1984 Olympics. Pat Ethier played on the University of Wisconsin's 1981 NCAA championship team.

12/2St. Paul Humboldt*7-1WAldrich
12/6Henry Sibley8-2WWakota Arena
12/9St. Thomas Academy*7-1WSt. Paul Auditorium
12/13St. Paul Harding*8-0WAldrich
12/16Blake9-1WBlake Arena
12/20St. Paul Johnson*10-3WSt. Paul Auditorium
12/27Cretin*9-2WSt. Paul Auditorium
12/29Mounds View2-0WAldrich
1/3St. Paul Humboldt*11-0WAldrich
1/10St. Paul Murray*2-0WSt. Paul Auditorium
1/13St. Thomas Academy*13-1WAldrich
1/18South St. Paul2-2T (OT)Wakota Arena
1/22St. Paul Harding*8-3WAldrich
1/27St. Paul Washington*10-2WAldrich
2/3St. Paul Highland Park*8-0WSt. Paul Auditorium
2/5Roch. John Marshall2-3LSt. Paul Auditorium
2/7Cretin*8-2WSt. Paul Auditorium
2/14St. Paul Central*14-0WSt. Paul Auditorium
2/21St. Paul Johnson*8-1WSt. Paul Auditorium
Twin City Game
2/26Mpls. Washburn5-0WAldrich
Section 3 Playoffs
3/3St. Anthony Village11-3WCottage Grove Arena
3/6Osseo5-0WCottage Grove Arena
3/10North St. Paul2-1W (OT)St. Paul Auditorium
State Tournament
3/15Edina East3-4LSt. Paul Civic Center
3/16Grand Rapids3-4L (OT)St. Paul Civic Center

Final Record 23-3-1

Varsity Roster

Coach: Terry Skrypek
Assistant: Tim Whisler

1Joe SwedenburgG125' 11" 175
3Sean ReganD105' 8" 155
4Pat Ethier (A)D126' 1" 190
5Bill SchafhauserD116' 0" 170
6Dan HerrickD125' 11" 180
7Ben BeldeD115' 10" 160
8Joe HorwathW105' 9" 160
9Cary KissnerW125' 11" 150
10Greg SchwartzC125' 11" 160
11Mark KissnerW116' 1" 180
12Jim KegleyC125' 8" 160
14Steve Griffith (C)C125' 11" 175
15Chris Pryor (A)W126' 0" 180
16Bill KingW115' 9" 165
17Bob FischbachW125' 6" 150
18Rob SchweitzW116' 0" 165
19Joe JireleW105' 5" 140
20Pat FoleyW10
21Jeff PoeschlG115' 9" 140

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