2009-2010 Hill-Murray Hockey

State 3rd Place
Section 4AA Champion
Classic Suburban Champion
  • The 2010 Pioneers were one of the deepest and most balanced teams in school history, with strong defense and goaltending and three, even four, forward lines capable of scoring regularly. Junior netminder Tim Shaughnessy had plenty of help in front of him, with Chris Casto, Jordan Johnson, J.D. Cotroneo, and Kevin Schulze leading one of the state's most effective though unheralded defensive corps.
  • Hill-Murray was outshot just twice all season, including a state quarterfinal win against Duluth East, in which the Pioneers scored twice in the last minute of the first period and twice more in the first minute of the second period.
  • For the fourth time in five years, Hill-Murray and St. Thomas Academy split their two head-to-head contests, but a Mahtomedi victory over STA left the conference title solely to HM. Mahtomedi also defeated STA in the section final as they had the year before.
  • The Pioneers finally defeated Holy Angels after going a combined 0-7-1 against them from 2002-2009.
  • In one of the best played losses ever by Hill-Murray team, the Pioneers wound up losing the state semifinal in the fourth overtime to consensus #1 Minnetonka, after holding the Skippers to nine shots in the first three periods.
  • The state championship was contested between Edina and Minnetonka, two teams which hailed from the same conference but neither of whom was its champion. That honor went to Wayzata, which tied Minnetonka twice but failed to reach the section final. Edina lost to Minnetonka 7-1 in December but was the only team to beat the Skippers in the regular season and won the championship 4-2.

Sat12/5Duluth Marshall3-1WAldrich8:00
Tue12/8Benilde-St. Margaret's2-2T (OT)Aldrich8:00
Thu12/10Henry Sibley*10-0WWest St. Paul Arena7:30
Sat12/12South St. Paul*4-0WAldrich8:00
Tue12/15White Bear Lake5-0WAldrich8:00
Thu12/17Simley*6-1WVeterans Center (IGH)7:30
Sat12/19Mahtomedi*5-4WSt. Croix RC3:00
Mon12/28Blaine4-6LXcel Energy Center6:00
Tue12/29Duluth East5-1WXcel Energy Center3:00
Wed12/30White Bear Lake4-3WChamplin Arena12:30
Thu1/7St. Thomas Academy*4-2WSt. Thomas Arena7:30
Thu1/14Richfield*11-3WRichfield Arena7:00
Sat1/16North St. Paul*4-2WAldrich8:00
Thu1/21Holy Angels3-2W (OT)Aldrich7:30
Sat1/23Henry Sibley*12-0WAldrich3:00
Thu1/28South St. Paul*5-0WWakota Arena7:30
Sat2/6St. Thomas Academy*1-3LAldrich8:00
Thu2/11Tartan*4-0WTartan Arena7:30
Tue2/16North St. Paul*5-4WPolar Arena8:00
Section 4AA Playoffs
Sat2/27St. Paul Como Park6-0WAldrich11 AM
Wed3/3Mounds View6-0WColiseum6:00
Fri3/5White Bear Lake5-1WColiseum6:00
State Tournament
Thu3/11Duluth East5-3WXcel Energy Center8:00
Fri3/12Minnetonka1-2L (4OT)Xcel Energy Center8:00
Sat3/13Apple Valley6-3WXcel Energy Center4:00

Final Record 27-3-1

Section 4AA Bracket

State Tournament Bracket

Classic Suburban Standings

News Archive

Varsity Roster

Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Tony Ciro

1John DugasG95' 7" 155000
2Connor McCallumD115' 11" 165189
6Chris Casto (C)D126' 1" 205142034
7Bob BruskiF115' 9" 175426
9Kevin BeckerF115' 10" 165181432
10Luke VoltinF95' 11" 170112
11Ben BaheF115' 10" 165152338
12Ryan HollerF115' 9" 175141529
14Charlie SampairF105' 9" 16015722
15Willie FaustF125' 10" 175232447
16Jordan Johnson (C)D125' 11" 18041519
17Jonah JohnsonD105' 10" 175134
18Zach LaValleF95' 10" 16591827
19John PhillippiF115' 9" 165369
21Jack Walsh (C)C126' 2" 190181634
22David BruchuF125' 11" 18581220
24Duke Pieper10000
25Andy FaustF105' 7" 1655611
26Loren FrenchF116' 0" 16592029
27J.D. CotroneoD116' 0" 19531720
28Kevin SchulzeD115' 9" 16521315
33Tim ShaughnessyG115' 10" 155022

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
Tim Shaughnessy1413451.6252292.123-3-1
John Dugas21251.203386.84-0-0

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG

Star Tribune All-metro: Chris Casto (3rd team)
AP All-state honorable mention: Chris Casto, Willie Faust
All-tournament team: Chris Casto, Willie Faust, Jack Walsh

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