In a contest that wasn’t decided until the final period, the Hill-Murray Pioneers, the defending Class AA state champions, were pushed to the limit by Cretin-Derham Hall before gaining a third consecutive trip to the girls hockey state tournament.
Hill-Murray junior forward Laura Anderson (3) and freshman forward Abigail Boreen (22) worked to get the puck up ice during section semifinal playoffs. The Pioneers advanced after a 3-1 win over Stillwater at Aldrich Arena Feb. 10. (Linda Baumeister/Review)
In a couple of super girls hockey games played Feb.
If the Tartan boys hockey team had any thoughts about reversing a 2-1 overtime defeat at the hands of Hill-Murray in their first meeting back on Jan. 15, it soon vanished once the second period got underway at Aldrich Arena Wednesday, Feb. 11.
Hill-Murray sophomore forward Lindsey Featherstone (9) and junior forward Jac Kaasa move in on Tartan junior goalie Madeline Campbell in first period action. Campbell tallied 46 saves in the Pioneers 2-0 win at Aldrich Arena Dec. 2. (*Linda Baumeister/Review)
In a hard-fought girls hockey contest Tuesday, Dec. 2 at Aldrich Arena, the Hill-Murray Pioneers outlasted the Tartan Titans by a count of 2-0.
It was the opening game of Metro East Conference action for both teams.
Marshawn Wilson knocks down 30
Behind the hot hand and the 30-point effort of Marshawn Wilson, the Hill-Murray Pioneers held on to gain a hard-fought, 63-60 victory over the visiting St. Paul Academy Spartans.
In the Thursday, Dec. 4 game, the Pioneers owned a 10-point - 58-48 - lead with just under three minutes left in regulation.