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by Hillfan
Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:33 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: AA Quarter: #4 Hill Murray (25-2-1) v. Duluth East (19-5-4)
Replies: 134
Views: 17499

Great night cap for the Thursday night games here. The Pioneers may have handled Duluth earlier in the year while they played in the Christmas tournament, but this one will surely be a closer game with lots of energy going both ways. Key to the game will be for Hill-Murray to continue to use the gre...
by Hillfan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:25 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: EDINA/HILL REMATCH - In toilet bowl game
Replies: 46
Views: 7203

Why isn't Tartan in the toilet bowl??

Oh wait, gotta get by the first round of sectionals first... :oops:
by Hillfan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: #2 Eden Prairie vs Hill-Murray
Replies: 133
Views: 21572

A great way to start the tournament off, I must say. I was really proud of how the H-M boys charged back after a rough 2-0 first period to start the game. As the game advanced, it seemed as though H-M settled down and began to gain some confidence that might have been lost a tad in the first period....
by Hillfan
Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: #2 Eden Prairie vs Hill-Murray
Replies: 133
Views: 21572

Tied game folks!!!

PP goal by Bahe

2-2
by Hillfan
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: #2 Eden Prairie vs Hill-Murray
Replies: 133
Views: 21572

It's pretty obvious that on paper Eden Prairie is expected to win this game. However, stranger things have happened in state tournament play. No matter the team, "upsets" are bound to happen on a yearly basis. Hill-Murray is considered the underdog come Thursday morning and they'll hopefully use thi...
by Hillfan
Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 4AA FINALS Stillwater vs. Hill-Murray
Replies: 159
Views: 22855

Just got back from the game. First off, my hats off to the Hill-Murray Pioneers for overcoming adversity after losing some top players and playing their way to the state tournament for a fourth straight time. The team got drastically younger and more inexperienced as the second half of the season be...
by Hillfan
Wed Mar 04, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: March 4th Scores
Replies: 173
Views: 27410

After 1 period,

Hill-Murray 1, WBL 0
by Hillfan
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:13 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Hill Murray (13-5-1) @ St Thomas Academy (15-3-1) 2-7-09
Replies: 15
Views: 3458

Sounds like a great win for the Pioneers!!! I'm glad they rebounded from last Tuesday's tough result. Good luck to the Pioneers the rest of the way, build on this victory!
by Hillfan
Fri Jan 30, 2009 12:45 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: South St Paul (10-3-3) @ Hill Murray (11-5-1) 1-29-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2974

Nailed it, and I'm glad the H-M squad put together a nice win. Hopefully they can build on this for the rest of conference play and into sections!
by Hillfan
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: South St Paul (10-3-3) @ Hill Murray (11-5-1) 1-29-09
Replies: 18
Views: 2974

It'll be a close contest. Hill should be past the regrouping stage by this point (or at least very close to it). I see the Pioneers squeaking one out.

Pioneers 4, Packers 2
by Hillfan
Wed Jan 21, 2009 5:03 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: BSM vs. Hill 1/20
Replies: 19
Views: 3092

I hope you're right hockeyhockeyhockey! Unfortunate that the boys lost the lead in the third and eventually the game in OT. Hopefully the Pioneer squad is able to adjust from any mistakes they may have made and learn from them. Best of luck to the guys as they continue to advance through the 2nd hal...
by Hillfan
Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:35 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: BSM vs. Hill 1/20
Replies: 19
Views: 3092

Good luck to the Pioneers, this will be a nice test for them tonight. Now is the time to start stringing wins together so that a hot streak can be used in entering sectional play which starts in about a month. I hope the guys have made the adjustment and know their roles. They all need to be leaders...
by Hillfan
Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:58 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: AHA vs Hill Murray Tuesday January 13th
Replies: 38
Views: 8935

Unfortunately missed the game but sounds like it must have been a pretty good one. Having a shot advantage doesn't tell everything but it sure gives an idea as to how the game was.
by Hillfan
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Top Uncommitted Players - Possible Destinations?
Replies: 33
Views: 10601

Not sure what kind of interest Zepeda has gotten yet. He'll definitely need at least a year in juniors to prove he can make the big jump. His speed and talent should be enough, it's just a matter of handling the toughness aspect of the game.
by Hillfan
Sun Jan 11, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tartan vs Hill Murray
Replies: 70
Views: 18438

Considering this was H-M's first game without the four players, the Pioneers seem to have played a decent game on the road. People need to remember that the line combinations are entirely new, which means it may take some time for them to "gel". Sure, the Pioneers may have lost some solid talent off...
by Hillfan
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Tartan vs Hill Murray
Replies: 70
Views: 18438

Agree with your post PPG. In this case I truly feel bad for the players who are losing out on some of their quality teammmates. But like PPG, there comes other opportunities for players chomping at the bit to log more minutes or even just play varsity hockey. I believe also that adversity in many ca...
by Hillfan
Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray (0-0) @ Edina (2-0) 12-06
Replies: 56
Views: 11202

stpaul, I'm also curious. I want to believe your reason that "he wanted to be star" and play on a higher line but I can't just assume it. Like you said, it's probably business that shouldn't involve people like ourselves. Either way, it's a bit of a shock although I don't see it affecting the streng...
by Hillfan
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray (0-0) @ Edina (2-0) 12-06
Replies: 56
Views: 11202

Great win for the H-M boys early on this season. Couldn't make the game since I'm at school, but the rents made it so I heard pretty good detail about the game. First and foremost, it sounds as though Tim Shaughnessy is (or at least could be) something special in the years to come. With all due resp...
by Hillfan
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Hill-Murray (0-0) @ Edina (2-0) 12-06
Replies: 56
Views: 11202

Looking forward to the results of this one, very hard to predict with the teams having significant changes occur in the offseason. In that case, I really see this game being very close...overtime perhaps?
by Hillfan
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:45 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Hill Murray @ Burnsville 12/2 on FSN
Replies: 38
Views: 9410

Excited yet again for another great year of the best hockey around, MN High School hockey. I'm even more excited that I can see the Pioneers open up on FSN since I'm at school and not in the cities to see it... All I've heard is that Burnsville lost some of their top players from last year's squad. ...
by Hillfan
Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: Future Mr. Hockey?
Replies: 225
Views: 68031

since it can no longer be pat boyd, i see no point in giving this award out. but in all seriousness, some kid from edina will probably win it next year Not sure how Boyd was even able to steal it from that "Fangs" kid from the two years before since he set the bar so high 8) ... Anyways, I wouldn't...
by Hillfan
Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 08-09 Pioneers
Replies: 80
Views: 13862

Size definitely has advantage but lets not forget Joe Phillippi is no monster himself. In fact former Pioneer goalie James Fangel ('04) started out at about 5 feet even as a freshman and graduated from the Pioneers with All-State honorable mention honors and a near knock off of Centennial's 2004 "Dr...
by Hillfan
Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: 08-09 Pioneers
Replies: 80
Views: 13862

While it'll be tough to cope with the losses of Flip, Furne, Cecka, Dolan, and Sova, the Pioneers have a strong chance in defending their section 4AA title. Issac Kohls should produce Dan Cecka type numbers and play along Tyler Zepeda and Nick Widing. Paul Prescott and Jeff Westerhaus could become s...
by Hillfan
Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: The "All Un-Sung" Team
Replies: 45
Views: 7894

Cabela10 wrote:Well gee, this turned into the Hill players are great thread. You get what you pay for boys. I sure hope all the Hill players are good.
Well they won state in convincing fashion...

But I must say I was impressed by Benilde's D this week as well.
by Hillfan
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Minnesota High School Hockey (Older Topics)
Topic: The "All Un-Sung" Team
Replies: 45
Views: 7894

Well for the Pioneers in state:

Bo Dolan, Tyler Zepeda, and really the entire defensive unit. The two sophomores (Jordan Johnson and Chris Casto) played exceptional.