Senior Jake Begley is in his third season as a varsity goalie at Hill-Murray and second as the Pioneers’ main netminder. He has put together some impressive statistics this year and was recognized for it last week.
The high school competitive skiing season came to a close last week with the Alpine and Nordic state meets on back-to-back days at Giants Ridge in Biwabik. Two Review-area schools sent competitors to those meets.
Hill-Murray and White Bear Lake have long been rivals in boys hockey and have met in the section playoffs numerous times over the years. Many of those post-season meetings have come with the section championship on the line.
The Metro East Conference championship was a split title a year ago as North and Tartan tied for the top spot in the standings. Those two squads are again contending for the MEC crown, but there is a third team in the mix.
The playoffs have arrived for high school girls hockey in Minnesota and the teams from Hill-Murray and North/Tartan have a couple of more days to prepare for their first-round contests. The Section 4AA tournament kicks off on Feb. 11.