Hill-Murray School is a coeducational private Catholic school serving grades 6–12. It is located on a 40 acre site in Maplewood, Minnesota, a suburb of Saint Paul. Located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, it was established in 1971 as a result of the consolidation of Archbishop Murray Memorial High School and Hill High School. Archbishop Murray was founded in 1958 by the Benedictine Sisters as a school for young women. Hill High was established in 1959 by the Christian Brothers as a school for young men. The Middle School was added in 1989. The student population is drawn from the Twin Cities, surrounding suburban areas, and nearby Wisconsin communities. Hill-Murray is one of only twenty-one Minnesota high schools accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Athletics[edit | edit source]
Hill-Murray is a member of the Metro East Conference in the Minnesota State High School League. There are 24 Varsity sports teams for men and women. The athletic department is known for its boys hockey team, led by head coach Bill Lechner. The Pioneers have won three MSHSL state championships and have a record of 277–90–15. The school's hockey rivalry with White Bear Lake has deep roots and is considered to be the most intense and most watched rivalry in the state, routinely drawing sold out crowds in the thousands to Aldrich Arena.
The boys team has won 6 Minnesota high school boys ice hockey championships, 1970, 1972, 1983, 1991, 2008, and 2020.
- Hill (1970) and Hill-Murray (1972) won Independent (non-MSHSL) State Hockey Titles
- The Pioneers won state titles in several sports prior to joining the MSHSL in 1974/75
Notable alumni[edit | edit source]
- Steve Janaszak, professional ice hockey player, 1980 Olympic "Miracle On Ice" Team
- Craig Johnson, professional ice hockey player
- Dave Langevin, professional ice hockey player, member of 4 New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship teams
- Jake Guentzel, professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins
- Mike Hoeffel, professional ice hockey player
- David Tanabe, professional ice hockey player
- Hannah Brandt, olympic hockey player Team USA, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, US National Team member
- Marissa Brandt, olympic hockey player Team Korea, 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics
- Joey Anderson, professional hockey player for the New Jersey Devils.
- Mikey Anderson, professional hockey player for the Los Angeles Kings.