2015-2016 Hill-Murray Hockey

Section 4AA 2nd Place
Metro East Champion
  • After just nine 1-0 games in the program's first 55 years, Hill-Murray played four 1-0 games this season, including two against St. Thomas Academy, and the section final which went into overtime scoreless.
  • Led by future NHLers Jackson and Noah Cates, Stillwater went 23-1-1 in the regular season and was a state title contender for the first time. They beat Hill-Murray 1-0 in the third consecutive section final between the schools.
  • Hill-Murray won the Metro East by one game over St. Thomas Academy, who split with Hill-Murray but lost to and tied Mahtomedi.
  • Luke Ranallo scored a very rare 3 on 5 shorthanded goal against Blaine.
  • For the second year in a row, a AA team did not lose in the regular season. Benilde-St. Margaret's won 24 games, tied defending state champion Lakeville North, but lost their section semifinal to unheralded Cretin-Derham Hall.
  • Wayzata won that school's first state championship. Hill-Murray split with Wayzata in two December games, including a 7-1 win, which was the second time in three years that Hill-Murray put the eventual state champion on running time but failed to make the tournament. Following a section realignment, Wayzata ended Edina's nine year section title run in the Section 6AA semifinal, then defeated giant killer CDH, followed by Burnsville, Stillwater, and Eden Prairie, becoming the first team since the 1991 Pioneers to win a large school state championship game after trailing by two goals.

Sat11/21Burnsville4-3WBurnsville Arena3:00
Thu12/3Benilde-St. Margaret's1-5LAldrich7:30
Tue12/8White Bear Lake5-2WAldrich7:30
Sat12/12Maple Grove5-2WMaple Grove Arena7:00
Tue12/15Mahtomedi*4-2WSt. Croix RC7:30
Thu12/17South St. Paul*4-2WWakota Arena7:00
Sat12/19North St. Paul*8-1WPolar Arena7:30
Tue12/22Tartan*1-0WTartan Arena7:30
Mon12/28Wayzata7-1WRidder Arena12:00
Tue12/29Eden Prairie2-4LRidder Arena5:00
Wed12/30Edina4-5LSuper Rink12:30
Thu1/7Hastings*6-0WHastings Arena7:30
Sat1/9Edina3-3T (OT)Aldrich7:30
Sat1/16St. Thomas Academy*1-0WAldrich7:30
Thu1/21Henry Sibley*5-1WAldrich7:30
Sat1/30Mahtomedi*1-1T (OT)Aldrich7:30
Thu2/4Simley*7-0WVeterans Center (IGH)7:30
Sat2/6St. Thomas Academy*0-1LSt. Thomas Arena7:00
Wed2/10Elk River3-5LElk River Arena7:00
Section 4AA Playoffs
Sat2/20Mounds View4-1WAldrich1:00
Fri2/26Stillwater0-1L (OT)Aldrich7:00

Final Record 17-9-2

Varsity Roster

Coach: Bill Lechner
Assistant: Pat Schafhauser, Tony Ciro

1Jake BegleyG116' 0" 185022
2Derick BreezeeD115' 11" 165055
6David QuastD116' 1" 190011
7Will SonntagD115' 10" 165145
8Luke RanalloF126' 0" 190141630
9Kyler YeoF116' 2" 1852911
10Joey BaumannF126' 0" 180202
11Anthony HurleyF116' 1" 200011
12Joey PetronackD105' 10" 160347
14Ben HelgesonF96' 0" 18591019
15Dylan MillsF106' 3" 205151429
16Austin Peterson (C)F125' 10" 180369
17Sean RyanD125' 11" 20051015
18Ken BaublitzF115' 9" 160112
19Casey Staum (C)D126' 1" 195369
20Brock BremerF115' 6" 14571926
21Anthony BettiF115' 8" 150325
22Marko Reifenberger (C)F115' 11" 185171734
25Weston NeubauerF115' 10" 175538
27Emmet NathF115' 11" 150437
33John EgerG116' 0" 190000

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
Jake Begley1058401.9350492.614-6-1
John Eger390172.2218091.43-3-1

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG

Mr. Hockey finalist: Casey Staum

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