2021-2022 Hill-Murray Hockey


State 3rd Place
Section 4AA Champion
Metro East Champion
  • Highlights included a perfect 9-0 conference record (first time since 2012) and a third straight section title punctuated by a 5-0 win over White Bear Lake, the fifth consecutive section final between the schools. In non-conference play, Hill-Murray defeated all four Lake Conference powers plus Maple Grove.
  • Hill-Murray had a deep and physically large defensive core led by Leo Gruba, who won the Reed Larson award and was a Mr. Hockey finalist, and four year varsity player Axel Begley. Dylan Godbout was also a Mr. Hockey finalist, the first time Hill-Murray had two nominees in the same season.
  • Jack Erickson became the starting goalie in midseason and backstopped the team to an 18-2-1 record in the games he started. His sprawling glove save in the third period of the state quarterfinal preserved a one goal lead which was the final margin of victory.
  • Bill Lechner and Pat Schafhauser surpassed 500 victories as Hill-Murray varsity coaches.
  • Hill-Murray won four overtime games in a season for the first time. Brendan Bonin and Anthony Madigan each had two OT game winners.
  • Andover won the school's first state championship by defeating Hill-Murray 4-2 in the semifinal and Maple Grove 6-5 (2OT) in the final. Henry Sibley was renamed Two Rivers.

DayDateOpponentScoreLocationTime
Tue11/30Benilde-St. Margaret's3-5LAldrich7:15
Fri12/3Eden Prairie4-1WSt. Louis Park RC6:00
Sat12/4Hermantown1-4LSt. Louis Park RC12:30
Thu12/9Mahtomedi*3-2WAldrich7:00
Sat12/11Hastings*4-0WAldrich7:00
Wed12/15Wayzata2-1WAldrich7:15
Sat12/18St. Thomas Academy*6-0WAldrich7:00
Thu12/23White Bear Lake2-1WVadnais Sports Center7:00
Tue12/28Rosemount7-3WBIG (Bloomington)
Wed12/29Andover1-2L (OT)BIG (Bloomington)
Thu12/30Cloquet6-2WBIG (Bloomington)
Thu1/6Tartan*9-2WTartan Arena7:00
Thu1/13Simley*7-1WVeterans Center (IGH)7:00
Sat1/15Mahtomedi*3-2W (OT)St. Croix RC7:00
Tue1/18Stillwater6-0WAldrich7:15
Sat1/22Grand Rapids4-4T (OT)IRA (Grand Rapids)3:00
Tue1/25Minnetonka4-2WMinnetonka Arena7:00
Thu1/27Two Rivers*16-0WAldrich7:00
Sat1/29St. Thomas Academy*3-1WSt. Thomas Arena3:00
Fri2/4Edina4-3W (OT)Aldrich7:00
Sat2/5Edina1-3LBraemar Arena8:00
Tue2/8South St. Paul*9-0WWoog Arena7:00
Sat2/12Blake6-1WBlake Arena4:00
Wed2/16Maple Grove3-0WAldrich7:15
Sat2/19Moorhead5-4W (OT)Moorhead5:00
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Section 4AA Playoffs
Sat2/26Roseville5-0WAldrich3:00
Wed3/2Gentry Academy7-2WAldrich5:00
Fri3/4White Bear Lake5-0WAldrich7:00
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State Tournament
Thu3/10Lakeville South3-2WXcel Energy Center6:00
Fri3/11Andover2-4LXcel Energy Center8:00
Sat3/12Prior Lake3-2W (OT)Xcel Energy Center4:00

Final Record 25-5-1



Varsity Roster


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

No.NamePos.GradeHeightWeightGoalsAssistsPoints
1Nick EricksonG126' 3" 165011
1Andrew LaneG106' 1" 175000
2Logan HenslerD96' 2" 19071724
6Brendan BoninF125' 8" 16510818
7Anthony MadiganF125' 7" 165151530
8Joseph LugerD106' 2" 190055
10Nate HardyF126' 1" 17592130
11Leo Gruba (C)D126' 2" 205122133
12Caden SampairF115' 7" 1606410
14Matthew WhislerD115' 9" 160123
15Brady IngebritsonF116' 0" 165121931
16Marcus KaufmanF126' 1" 1857512
17Dylan Godbout (C)F125' 11" 185302656
18Lucas MannF106' 0" 16031013
19Sawyer SeidlF115' 10" 170022
20Gianni HurleyF125' 11" 190369
21Ben KarrD126' 2" 2056915
22Ben MillerF106' 1" 18521416
24Luke HauseD126' 4" 180000
25Simon SeidlF105' 11" 1706511
26Axel Begley (C)D126' 2" 20062935
27Jack SendenF126' 1" 19591019
33Jack EricksonG116' 1" 170011

GoalieMin.GAGAASavesSave %Record
Nick Erickson514201.9824292.47-3-0
Jack Erickson1078321.5140792.718-2-1
Andrew Lane1700.004100.00-0-0

Team StatsGoalsGoals/GShotsShots/GPP %PPGESGSHGENG
Hill-Murray1444.6115637.327.51912142
Opponents541.770722.814.1104402


Reed Larson award: Leo Gruba
Mr. Hockey finalist: Dylan Godbout, Leo Gruba
Pioneer Press Player of the Year: Dylan Godbout
AP All-State: Leo Gruba (1st team)
Star Tribune All-Metro: Leo Gruba (1st team), Dylan Godbout (2nd team)
All-Tournament team: Jack Erickson, Leo Gruba

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