Team Outlook

2017-2018 Holy Family Team Outlook 

Effort. I believe in the importance of giving your best effort at all times. For my players at Holy Family this means in the classroom, on the ice, and in the community. I challenge them to push beyond previously established boundaries, to exceed expectations, and to always compete with passion.

Competition. For me there is no better word to define the 2017-18 Holy Family hockey season. Since arriving in Victoria six years ago, never has the competition our team has faced been greater. With many games against Minnesotas best and most traditional hockey powers, our schedule is amongst the toughest in High School hockey.

The team has matured at the same time; there are more talented players, more depth than ever before. As a result, the competition in practice and in games will be ever present. Who will rise up to accept these challenges? Who will lead us? Our preseason ranking has never been higher, the expectations never greater. The stage is set for one of the best seasons ever for the green and white.

I firmly believe that effort and competition makes all of us better. It makes me a better coach; it makes my athletes better as players, as students, and as part of the greater Holy Family community. My team’s commitment to these ideals makes me ever proud of what these student-athletes accomplish. They are a group of young men that wear the Holy Family colors with responsibility and honor. I am fortunate to be their coach and I hope you will enjoy their considerable talents as they compete to their very best during the 2017–18 hockey season.

On behalf of the players, the coaching staff, and all that contribute to Fire Hockey, I thank you very much for your support.

Varsity Head
Coach

Noel Rahn

Noel Rahn grew up playing his youth hockey in Edina where he played 3 years of Varsity hockey (1986-1989).  During his Junior season his Hornets won the Minnesota State High School Hockey Title in 1988.  

Following High School, Rahn went on to play at the University of Wisconsin where he won the National Championship his freshman season. His final two years of WCHA hockey he played for the State Huskies. During that time, Rahn was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft.

After his playing days, Rahn became a player agent with his brother-in-law Brian Lawton who is a former GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League. Rahn's duties as an agent for Lawton Sport and Financial included recruiting and identifying talent at all levels around the world.  During Noel's employment many of the young prospects he represented are currently playing or played in the NHL. Noel was monumental in developing the agency which was later sold to Octagon.

Most recently, as an NHL amateur scout for the Phoenix Coyotes and Minnesota Wild, Rahn focused on scouting prospects in the High School, Major Junior, and College ranks around the world.

Coach Rahn is currently very active in coaching and assisting many of his Boys and Girls AAA teams at the Velocity Hockey Center.  He has coached and developed some outstanding players/teams recently in the "1992", "1996", "1999" and "2002" Boys teams. These teams have won numerous championships at the INVITE levels.  Many of his players have gone on to play Juniors, Division I College or are currently playing Varsity Hockey at a young age.

Noel has a variety of experiences instructing as well as coaching all levels of hockey ranging from youth hockey to High School Hockey to College Hockey all the way to the NHL.  In the year of 2006 he led his Eden Prairie Peewee “A” team to the 2006 State Tournament Title with a 55-2 record.

Currently Coach Rahn is the Head Varsity High School Boys Coach at Holy Family Catholic School.  In 8 seasons at Holy Family he has posted an impressive 150-55-6 record.  Holy Family currently plays AA Hockey and is in Section 2AA.

Varsity Assistant

Coach Joe Gleason

Joe Gleason was drafted by Chicago in the seventh round (192nd overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He played all 4 years at the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux and finished his senior year with 18 points (5 goals, 13 assists). Joe spent the 2008-09 season with Des Moines of the USHL where he led all Buccaneers’ defensemen in scoring with 20 points (five goals, 15 assists) in 59 games. 

A 2008 graduate of Edina (Minn.) High School finishing 2nd in the state tournament that year,  he was a Minnesota Mr. Hockey finalist as a senior and earned all-state tournament honors. Joe appeared in 31 games as a senior and collected 43 points (10 goals, 33 assists) and a plus-66 plus/minus rating leading all D-men. He was named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State first team and named to Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro second team and Associated Press All-State second team and garnered all-conference honors.

Joe represented both MN and the Team USA in all select years 15-17 and won a gold medal in the four nations tournament on Team USA his select 17 year. He just finished his Pro career playing in Europe finishing top 5 in defensive scoring with 40 points in 45 games in Norway. Now coaching the Holy Family Fire Varsity Boy's Team in the winter he is excited to help kids of all ages develop into the best players and people possible year round. 

Joe earned his business degree in Managerial Finance and Accounting from UND. 

Varsity Assistant

Coach Bob Gleason

Coach Bob Gleason returns for his 2nd season coaching at Holy Family High School, primarily with the Junior Varsity Team. Bob has close to 50 years of experience in hockey in a variety of capacities: player, coach, association board member and parent. Bob grew up and played youth hockey in both the Minneapolis Southwest and Edina associations and went on to play for St. John's University (MN).Bob has coached both boys and girls at all youth levels in the Edina system and was also an assistant for the Edina Boys' High School varsity team for a number of years.

Bob's proudest moment in hockey was watching both his son and daughter play in the Minnesota High School State Tournament twice each and have them both go on to play Division 1 hockey in college. Bob's goal is to help in any way he can to have the young men at Holy Family achieve the same experience.

JV Head Coach

Darrell Lindemann

Darrell Lindemann has been involved with all facets of hockey since he started playing youth hockey in Crystal, MN.  He was on the Varsity hockey team at Cooper High School beginning in 9th grade and played High School baseball as a 9th grader as well. 

Following high school, he played a short time in the USHL Junior “A” League before retiring from hockey and completed his degree at Mankato State University.  Darrell spent many years as a Level 4 hockey referee officiating youth to high school level games.  He enjoys sharing his knowledge and passion for the game and is a great communicator with the players. 

Darrell specializes in proper skating technique, edge work and over speed skating with all ages of players and trains players in the summer to get quicker and faster for the upcoming hockey season.  He has been a youth hockey coach for 10 years and is the Boys Director for the Minnetonka Youth Hockey Association and also on their Hockey Development Committee.  He encourages passion for the game, creating lifetime memories, playing as a team and teaching players respect for their teammates is an important part of developing student athletes. 

If Darrell’s not coaching hockey, baseball or a girls softball team, he enjoys time with his wife Julie and son Gavin (14yrs old) and daughter Jaiden (11 yrs old).

JV Assistant Coach

               Joe Haley

Hockey Philosophy

The Holy Family Hockey Program's main focus is to build quality people through Ice Hockey and Academics.

The athletes are challenged with high expectations in a structured environment, which lets the athlete explore their own creativity.

Academics are strongly reinforced and must be kept at a high level before the athlete competes on the ice.

Through this process an individual with strong moral fiber, a quality work-ethic and the ability to lead is introduced into the community. 

How We Coach

  • Puck possession is the main focus. Avoid dump and chase at all costs.
  • Player creativity within the team concept is stressed at all times.
  • Players are held accountable for all 3 zones, especially the Defensive Zone.
  • Players are allowed to make mistakes and are given positive feedback.
  • Video sessions are addressed with the team and individuals throughout the season.
  • Forwards, Defensemen and Goalies each have a specific coach. Coaches split up multiple times in practice to work on position specific skills each week.
  • Players are challenged with high expectations and are encouraged to set lofty, but attainable goals.
  • Coaches and the program promote players to go on to the next levels of hockey; NAHL, USHL, Division III and Division I, etc.
  • The Holy Family program puts the athlete and the program first and foremost, always.

Season Planning

The High School schedule is different on many different levels from the youth associations. Practices play a huge part in the development and preparation for our 25 game season. 

Games can fall on any day of the week. This means practices need to planned and organized ahead of time in such a way that gives our players the best chance to succeed as an individual and most importantly as a team. We do this with the following tools and techniques. 

  • Using pre determined practice plans that we customize and build on FlexxCoach that allows players to see plans BEFORE practice.
  • Monitor player Strength, Conditioning and Body Composition throughout the season.
  • Monitor players class schedule and grades DAILY to make sure players are on track to succeed in the classroom.
  • Determining on and off Ice plan based off school and game schedule that week.

Film Sessions

We believe game and practice footage is essential to the development of our players in todays game. Our goal is to make a professional level of video teaching points available to our players at all times. The Crossover Video Platform allows us to do the following. 

  1. Provide player access to every game 24/7
  2. Give detailed oriented advice directly on the footage via drawing tools/breakdowns
  3. Focus in on smaller groups ex. Forwards, Defense, Goalie, Power Play, Penalty Kill. 
  4. Send footage to Junior, College, and NHL Scouts. 

Velocity Training Center

Our ownership of Velocity Hockey Center means we have a state of the art training facility that is conveniently located at Braemar Arena in Edina. Filled with all the tools any athlete needs to continue to grow as a hockey player and further enhance their ability to achieve their hockey goals.

Our top of line training staff will work closely with all our Holy Family players from the day they enroll into our school.  Training will be available 12 months a year on a daily basis for any players who wants to train. 

The facility also has a Stick-handling area, Shooting zone area and Skating Treadmill.  All of these areas are included in the training and will be accessible to all players 12 months a year.

Program Highlights:

  • Professional Strength Coaches
  • Elite Training Facility with the best & latest equipment.
  • Sessions will take place on Monday, Wednesday & Friday.
  • Focus on Speed, Power, Injury Prevention and Hockey Specific Energy Systems.
  • Additional services available: Reflexive Performance Reset, Functional Movement Screening, Prehab and Rehab protocols, Body Fat Testing, Hormonal Analysis, Nutritional Guidance.

 

Fall Captains Practice

2018 Fall Strength Training Registration: https://login.ezfacility.com/OnlineRegistrations/Register.aspx?CompanyID=162&GroupID=245349

The Holy Family Fire will start there captain's practice the 2nd week of September.  This program will be 11 weeks long.  Players will start the first 3 weeks with just strength and conditioning. The training sessions will be on all Monday's, Wednesday and Friday at the Velocity Training Center in Edina after school. 

The On Ice sessions will start the ladder part of September.  All skating sessions will be held at the Victoria Ice Arena in Victoria across the street from the High School. Players will skate on ALL Tuesday's and Thursday's after school from 3:00pm to 4:15pm. We will have an elite coach running all these sessions to prepare the kids for the upcoming tryouts through skills, systems and tactics practices as well as conditioning.

The Fall strength program is our third block of off-season training and thus focuses on power and speed. The weights become lighter and more explosive as we want to increase the rate of force development. This will allow the athlete to maximize their speed heading into the season.

These comprehensive 1 hour workouts are specifically designed for our hockey players. The first part of the workout focuses on movement which includes a dynamic warm up, mobility and speed development. The second part of the workout is dedicated to strength training with plyometrics, conditioning and recovery. 

In-Season Training

The Holy Family Fire hockey In-Season Strength and Conditioning Program is one of the most utilized tools in our hockey season. Workouts alternate between a strength focus and a power/speed focus.

There are three major reasons why our players are required to participate in our in season program at Holy Family.

Strength & Speed Maintenance:
Maintaining strength levels is essential to athletes performing at a high level year-round as well as In-Season. The maintained strength allows the athlete to produce optimal forces on the ice and maintain skating efficiency. Significant decreases in strength and speed can happen in as little as 7 days.

Injury Prevention:
Keeping a high level of strength also acts as an injury prevention measure. The higher the strength levels in an athlete the higher the ability to absorb and re-distribute shock and stress effectively. At some point every hockey player will deal with a situation where they could get injured. Injuries come down to how well prepared and how their bodies handle those situations

Stress Maintenance and Recovery:
Stress is accumulated in school, practices, games, and daily life. High stress levels can significantly interfere with the body’s physiological systems and lead to poor performance and even injury. The ability to manage these stresses will have a profound impact on your ability to perform optimally. Our in-season program includes recovery methods to counteract the accumulated stress of the season and keep the athlete healthy and functioning at a high level.

Spring Training

Gain the Advantage over your Competition

Our spring training program is our first block of off-season training and focuses on work Capacity. During this block our main goal is to improve the amount of training and athlete can perform, recover from and positively adapt to. This lays the cornerstone for long term training success as it improves fitness levels and will allow more intense training throughout the off-season.

These comprehensive 1 hour workouts are specifically designed for our hockey players. The first part of the workout focuses on movement which includes a dynamic warm up, mobility, speed development,  and plyometrics. The second part of the workout is dedicated to strength training, conditioning and recovery.

Summer Training Program

Dates: June 11th-July 27th         On Ice

Dates: June 4th-August 18th      Off Ice

June 4th Lifts  3:00-4:00pm and 4:15-5:15pm
June 6th Lifts  3:00-4:00pm and 4:15-5:15pm
June 8th Lifts  3:00-4:00pm and 4:15-5:15pm

Group #1 Ice Times starting June 11th:  Monday & Wednesday from 9:45-11:00am & Friday's 8:15-9:15am

Group #1 Off Ice Times starting June 11th Monday & Wednesday 11:20-12:20pm & Friday's 10:00-11:00am

Group #2 Ice Times starting June 11th Monday's & Wednesday 11:15-12:30pm & Friday's 9:30-10:30am

Group #2 Off Ice Times starting June 11th Monday & Wednesday 12:45-1:45pm & Friday's 11:00-12:00pm

Our summer training program uses the latest science and advanced methods in hockey training to improve Strength, Speed & Power. Our athletes are monitored in strength, speed, and power tests to provide individualized programs and feedback on training progression. 

The Summer Training Program is our second block of off-season training and focuses on increasing Maximal Strength. We break this block up into specific 2 week cycles that teach the body to absorb force therefore allowing it to produce higher forces in return. This allows the body and muscles to be more reactive and makes the body more resilient to the stresses experienced on ice.

These comprehensive 1 hour workouts are specifically designed for our hockey players. The first part of the workout focuses on movement which includes a dynamic warm up, mobility and speed development. The second part of the workout is dedicated to strength training with plyometrics, conditioning and recovery. 

Periodized Training

Dryland training programs can vary greatly between our High School aged players, however we try to keep the same training philosphy and goals.

We emphasize a comprehensive off-season training program at Holy Family that is designed to increase the Strength, Speed & Power of each athlete while also increasing their mobility and reduce sport injuries. Our strength and conditioning coaches design our program based on the principle of periodization. Periodization is the systematic planning of training to reach the best possible performance in the most important time of the year. Training is planned to improve all of our players overall strength, speed, and mobility to allow them to become complete athletes and perform through the rigors of the hockey season.

Many of our players will inherently have strength and weaknesses within their physiological make up. Some muscles will be stronger than others, some will be more mobile and some will be faster. Through an athletic evaluation we can determine these strengths and weaknesses and prescribe a progressive training program that will address these muscle imbalances through strengthening with correct exercise techniques to help maximize their physical potential.  All of this is done prior to coming to play at HF.

Block 1: Work Capacity

Block 2: Strength

Block 3: Power and Speed

Block 4: In-Season

 

Dan Meinz

Dan previously worked as a Strength and Conditioning Fellow Coach for Olympic Sports at the University of Michigan. During his time in Ann Arbor he oversaw the training for the Michigan men's and women's track and field team, served as an assistant with men's lacrosse and women's basketball, and assisted with many other Olympic sports. Prior to this, he worked as a Sports Performance Trainer.  While there, he directed the Summer Pro Training Camp featuring players from the NHL, AHL, ECHL, and European leagues and trained youth athletes from high school down to squirts in strength, speed, and agility.

Dan has additional strength and conditioning experience at the University of Minnesota, assisting with men's and women's hockey, Minnesota State University, Mankato, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) Performance Center in Colorado Springs.

Meinz has trained athletes at all levels from professional down to youth. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and active member of the NSCA. He also holds a Level 1 Sport Performance Coach through USA Weightlifting

He received his B.A. in Health Fitness from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he played football from 2007-2009, and his M.A. in Exercise Physiology from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2013.

Meinz graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School and currently resides in Eden Prairie.

Home Arena

The Holy Family Fire home arena is the Victoria Recreation Center located in Victoria MN.  The rink is .5 miles south of the Holy Family High School Campus. The Varsity and JV Teams play all their games and practices at this arena.

Practice times are as follow:

Varsity 2:45pm-4:15pm on East Rink

JV 2:45pm-3:45pm on West Rink

Game times are 5:00pm & 7:00pm on weekdays and 1:00pm & 3:00pm on weekends.

2017-18 Varsity Roster

#2    Brady Ziemer
#3    Sawyer Schugel
#4    Danny Reddan
#5    Trey Fechko
#7    John Simon
#9    Joe Hankinson
#10  Jack Haley
#11  Ben Almquist
#13  Garrett Pinoniemi
#14  Joe Simon
#15  Nikolai Charchenko
#17  Cole Wilson
#18  Evan Proudfit
#20  Michael Spinner
#23  Luke Roelofs
#30  Jarett Kowski
#35  Conan Hayton

2017-18 HF Captains

#2  Brady Ziemer          

#9  Joe Hankinson         

#11 Ben Almquist            

#2 Brady Ziemer

2017-18 Season: Senior

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'10
Weight:     175lbs

  • 3 Year Captain for the Fire
  • Committed to St. Cloud State
  • Drafted by Des Moines in the USHL
  • National Camp 17's Participant
  • 2017-18 MN Elite League Member

#3 Sawyer Schugel

2017-18 Season: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'8
Weight:     160lbs

#4 Danny Reddan

2017-18 Season: Junior 

Position:   Defense 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6-1
Weight:     180 

  • 3 Year Varsity Player  

#5 Trey Fechko

2017-18 Season: 8th Grade

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5-8
Weight:     155 

  • USA Select 15 National Camp Selection 

#7 John Simon

2017-18 Season: Senior

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5-11
Weight:     170

  • USA Hockey Select 16 Festival Selection
  • USA Hockey Select 17 Final 54 Selection 2017

 

#9 Joe Hankinson

2017-18 Season: Senior 

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Right 
Height:      6-0
Weight:     200

  • 3 Year Varsity Player
  • All Conference Selection
  • 2017-18 Fire Captain 
  • Des Moines Buccaneers Draft Pick
  • MN HS Elite League Member 2016 & 2017
  • U16 Blades Member

#10 Jack Haley

2017-18 Season: Senior 

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5-10
Weight:     175

  • 4 Year Varsity Player 
  • U18 Blades Team

#11 Ben Almquist

2017-18 Season: Senior 

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      5-11 
Weight:     170

  • Committed to the University of Wisconsin
  • Mr. Hockey Finalist
  • 1st Team All-Metro Team
  • 2nd Team All-State Team
  • 2017-18 Fire Captain 
  • 2017 & 18 HF Teams Leading Scorer
  • 4 Year Varsity Player 
  • All-Conference Selection 2017 & 2018
  • Draft Pick of Tri-City USHL 

#13 Garrett Pinoniemi

2017-18 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'10
Weight:     150

  • Committed to Minnesota
  • 1st Round Draft Pick USHL Green Bay Gamblers
  • National Camp Participant for Select 15's,16's & 17 Selection
  • All Conference Selection

#14 Joe Simon

2017-18 Season: Senior

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5-11
Weight:     175

  • USA Hockey Select 16 Festival Selection
  • 3 Year Varsity Player

 

#15 Nikolai Charchenko

2017-18 Season: Junior

Position:   Defense 
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      6-3
Weight:     185

  • National Camp 17's & 18 Selection
  • USHL Futures Draft Pick Green Bay Gamblers

#17 Cole Wilson

2017-18 Season: Junior

Position:   Forward 
Shoots:     Left 
Height:      5'11
Weight:     180


#20 Michael Spinner

2017-18 Season: Junior

Position:   Defense 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5-11
Weight:     175 

  • 2017 USA National Camp Invitee to New York
  • 2017 & 2018 Mn High School Elite League

#22 Jaden Anderson

2017-18 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Defense 
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5-9 
Weight:     160 

#35 Conan Hayton

2017-18 Season:  Senior

Position:   Goalie
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'9
Weight:     155

 

2017-18 JV Roster

#2 Bishop Schugel
#3 Ken Palattao
#4 Nick Reichert
#5 Quinn Pausche
#6 Ben Reddan
#7 Sam Riegert
#8 Noel Rahn
#9 Parker Gnos 
#10 Nick Blood
#11 Luke Roelofs
#12 Charlie Lindberg
#14 Logan Rasmusen
#15 Marc Lund
#16 Adrian Franco
#18 Gavin Lindemann
#19 Grant Limke
#21 Jacob McPartland 
#22 Max Fellner
#37 Dylan Halliwil

 

#2 Bishop Schugel

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'5
Weight:     135

#3 Ken Palattao

2017-18 Year: Senior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'9
Weight:     135

#5 Quinn Pausche

2017-18 Year: Junior

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6'0
Weight:     170

#6 Ben Reddan

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'7
Weight:     145

#7 Sam Riegert

2017-18 Year: Junior

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'10
Weight:     180

#8 Noel Rahn

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Right
Height:      6'2
Weight:     145

#9 Parker Gnos

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'11
Weight:     175

#10 Nick Blood

2017-18 Year: 8th Grade

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'7
Weight:     150

#11 Luke Roelofs

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'7
Weight:     140

#12 Charlie Lindberg

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'5
Weight:     135

#14 Logan Rasmusen

2017-18 Season: Junior

Position:   Defense
Shoots:     Left
Height:      6'1
Weight:     175

#15 Marc Lund

2017-18 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'8
Weight:     150

#16 Adrian Franco

2017-18 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'9
Weight:     160

#18 Gavin Lindemann

2017-18 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'7
Weight:     145

#19 Grant Limke

2017-18 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Right
Height:      5'7
Weight:     140

#21 Jacob McPartland

2017-18 Year: Freshmen

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'6
Weight:     140

#22 Max Fellner

2017-18 Season: Sophomore

Position:   Forward
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'8
Weight:     145

#37 Dylan Halliwil

2017-18 Season: Freshmen

Position:   Goaltender
Shoots:     Left
Height:      5'6
Weight:     140

Shane Gersich

  • D1 Commitment to North Dakota Sioux.
  • 3rd All-Time leading scorer at Holy Family with 74 goals and 89 assists for 163 points. 
  • 2 year All-Conference Selection
  • 2 Year MN HS Elite League Member.
  • USA Hockey NTDP member
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16, 17 & 18 Festival National Camp
  • 1st Overall pick in USHL Futures Draft by Omaha Lancers
  • 5th round draft pick in the NHL draft by the Washington Capitals.

Matt Anderson

  • D1 Commitment to UMD Bulldogs.
  • 2017 Mr. Hockey Finalist
  • 2nd All-Time scoring leader as a Defensemen at Holy Family.
  • 2 year All-Conference Selection
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 National Camp member
  • Drafted 2nd overall in the USHL 1st Round Futures Draft by the Green Bay Gamblers.
  • 1st Team All-State Selection in the 2015-16 Season. 

Ben Almquist

  • D1 Commitment to University of Wisconsin
  • 4 Year Varsity Starter
  • Mr. Hockey Finalist 
  • 2nd Team All-State Selection
  • 1st Team All-Metro Selection
  • 2 Time All-Conference Selection
  • Tri-City Storm (USHL)
  • 2016-17 & 2017-18 Holy Family Leading Scorer.
  • USA High Performance Select 16's, 17's & 18
  • 2016 U18 Blades Team Leading scorer 20g-25a-45 pts

Brady Ziemer

  • D1 Commitment to St. Cloud State
  • 4 year of Varsity Player
  • Drafted by Des Moines in the USHL
  • U16 Blades Team
  • 2017 MN Elite League Member
  • 2017 National Camp 17's Participant
  • 2018 3rd Team All State Selection
  • 2018 2nd Team All Metro Team

Garrett Pinoniemi


  • Committed to St. Cloud State University
  • 1st Round Draft Pick USHL Green Bay Gamblers
  • National Camp Participant for Select 15's,16's and 17's
  • 2017 All-Conference Selection

 

Jared Moe

                        

  • D1 Commit to the University of Minnesota
  • USA Hockey Select 15 & 16 Festival 
  • MN HS Elite League Selection 
  • All-Conference Selection 2017
  • Drafted 6th Round of USHL Draft by Waterloo Blackhawks.
  • 2017 USHL Top Prospects Game

James Marooney

  • D1 Commitment to Ohio State University
  • Mn Elite League Participant.
  • 2017 All Conference Selection.
  • USHL Draft Pick Waterloo Blackhawks
  • HP 15,16,17 & 18 Selection.
  • HF Captain Junior Year

Will Garin

  • D1 Commitment to UCONN.
  • 2nd All-Time Leading scorer at Holy Family with 88 Goals and 123 Assists for 211 Points.
  • Mr. Hockey Top Ten Finalist in 2015-2016 
  • 3 year All-Conference Selection
  • 3 year MN HS Elite League member.
  • 2nd Team All State Selection in the 2015-16 Season.
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 National Camp Selection
  • Drafted in USHL 1st Round by the USHL Cedar Rapids Roughriders. 

Joe Hankinson

  • D1 Commit to Western Michigan
  • 3 Year Varsity Player
  • All Conference Selection
  • 2017-18 Fire Captain 
  • Des Moines Buccaneers Draft Pick
  • MN HS Elite League Member 2016 & 2017
  • U16 Blades Member

Dylan Woolf

  • D1 Commitment to St. Lawrence Saints
  • 2 Year MN HS Elite League Member
  • 3 Time All-Conference Selection
  • 2 year Captain for the Holy Family Fire
  • 3rd All-Time leading Defensemen at Holy Family with 97points.
  • MN Hockey Great 8 Selection
  • NIT Tournament Selection
  • Drafted by the USHL Lincoln Stars

Joey Marooney

  • D1 Commitment to Minnesota Gophers.
  • 142 career points in just 103 games played.
  • Captain for the Holy Family Fire
  • 2 Time All-Conference Selection.
  • 2 Year MN HS Elite League Member.
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 Festival National Camp Selection.
  • Great 8 and NIT Tournament Selection 
  • Cedar Rapids Rough Riders (USHL)

Dayton Rasmussen

  • D1 Commitment to Denver Pioneers.
  • 2 year Varsity at Holy Family.
  • Drafted by the USHL Tri-City Storm.
  • USA Hockey U17 National Team Selection.
  • USA Hockey U18 Hlinka Cup Selection. 
  • USHL Prospects All-Star Game.

 

Ryan Swanson

  • D1 Commitment to West Point (Army)
  • All Time Leading Defensemen at HF with 135 points in just 103 games.
  • Two time All-Conference Selection.
  • Two year Captain for the Fire.
  • Great 8 Selection & NIT Tournament Selection.
  • USA Hockey Select 17 Selection
  • NIT All-Star Game Selection

 

Jaxson Stauber

  • D1 Commitment to Mankato State University
  • 2 Year Varsity Player for the Fire
  • 2016 Mn Blades Participant 
  • USA Select 15 & 16 Festival Participant
  • Top 10 goalie for Save% and Wins

John Peterson

  • D3 Commitment to St. Thomas 
  • Holy Family's All-Time leading scorer with 110 Goals and 156 Assists for 256 Points.
  • 11th All-Time in Minnesota State High School History.
  • 3 year All-Conference Selection.
  • 2 year Holy Family Fire Captain.
  • USA Hockey Select 15, 16 & 17 Festival Selection.
  • Great 8 Selection & NIT Tournament Selection.
  • Drafted by the USHL Waterloo Blackhawks.

Brady Reisgraf


  • D1 Commitment to Bemidji State Beavers
  • 72 Points in his career at Holy Family
  • All-Conference Selection
  • 2 Year Captain for the Holy Family
  • Drafted by the USHL Fargo Force

Garrett Riebling

  • D3 Commitment to St. John's University
  • 4 Year Starter at Holy Family
  • 2 Year Captain for the Fire
  • 91 Total points scored in his 4 years.
  • All-Conference Selection Junior & Senior year.

The School

Touching Minds and Hearts

Among the soil-rich rolling hills of the southwest metro sits the welcoming town of Victoria, Minnesota. Within the city’s borders lies an equally welcoming center of educational excellence: Holy Family Catholic High School. Located conveniently near Highway 5, the school serves students in grades 9 through 12 who are particularly motivated by academic achievement, athletic opportunities, the arts, and spiritual growth.

With students highly motivated to succeed, the faculty and staff are committed to developing caring, respectful, and con dent leaders who are critical thinkers and can bear the torch of Christian values in everything they strive to do - now and in the future. During each student’s four-year educational journey, Holy Family provides a nurturing environment in which every student is respected, loved, and treated as family.

 

Holy Family is Unique

The environment of Holy Family Catholic High School provides a unique high school experience. Holy Family maintains small class sizes to ensure optimal learning and to allow every student to shine based on his or her own gifts. The curriculum is focused and points clearly toward the goal of solid college preparation and academic excellence.

We are a Catholic high school. At the core of the Holy Family Catholic High School experience are Catholic Christian beliefs, values and traditions.

We prepare students for college and for life. Our academic focus is college preparedness, and students are lifted to their greatest potentials in a climate that supports lifelong learning.

We develop Christian leaders with global perspectives. Our Leadership Institute, paired with local, national, and global service opportunities, develops moral and ethical leaders with the skills and experiences needed to make their families, workplaces and world better places.

A Day in the Life

A typical day for students at Holy Family Catholic High School is filled with studies, sports, clubs, prayer, and a strong sense of accomplishment.

Unique to our school, the daily student-led Convocation is a time for the student body, faculty, and staff to gather for prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, and community building activities.

For most students, the day continues well past the last bell through one of our 29 sports, performance opportunities, competitive academic programs such as robotics, Youth in Government, Knowledge Bowl, Math League, or a wide variety (more than 30) of clubs.

Academic requirements

Grades

  • No grades lower than a "C"
  • "C" grades are to be given a more focused plan

Classwork

  • Assignments must be turned in on time.
  • Any outstanding assignments or other work needs to be turned in before the player goes to practice or plays in a game.
  • Practices and games are taken away until academic standards are met. The school offers extra help outside of classes and athletes must take advantage of this aid in order to get their academics up to par.

Parents & Coaches Updates

  • Players and parents are able to see the academic progress online.
  • Coaches are given daily academic updates.

"When the academics are take care of - the stress of school is lifted and the performance on the ice increases."

Religion

1. 15% of our student population is not Catholic.

2. Students take theology courses all four years. These are not sacramental prep courses and are accessible to all faith backgrounds. IN fact, senior year, “World Religions” is an option for their course load.

3. Mass or full-school prayer services are celebrated Monthly.

4. Students who are not Catholic participate in Mass and other celebrations, but are not compelled or expected to convert. This is a very comfortable approach.

5. All faith backgrounds are welcome and celebrated here. It isn’t a matter of tolerance – it is acceptance.

6. Faith-based schools provide a moral code that positively impacts student behavior and academic achievement. Visiting HF will demonstrate how this occurs.