Holy Family boys hockey program has developed into one of top-ranked high school boys hockey programs in Minnesota. The team is coached by Erik Westrum. Holy Family’s hockey competes in the Wright County Conference and Section 2AA. The teams plays approximately 25 games from October to February.
Home ice for the team is the Victoria Ice Arena. The arena is located one block south of the school campus.
Westrum also currently serves as a Minnesota Hockey High Performance coach and evaluator, and is the Director of Business and Operations at Breakaway Academy, a private school for boys and girls in grades 1-8 with campuses in Eden Prairie, Chaska, and Woodbury.
The son of professional hockey player Pat Westrum, Erik’s playing career began at Apple Valley High School, where he posted a hat trick in the 5-4, five-overtime win over Duluth East to clinch the 1996 state championship. Westrum was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1998 NHL Draft, but remained at the University of Minnesota, where he played for four seasons and earned his bachelor’s degree, and later an MBA, from the Carlson School of Management.
Westrum retired in 2012 after an 11-year professional playing career, which featured stints with the Phoenix Coyotes, Minnesota Wild, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He also had an accomplished career in the AHL earning his way into the AHL All-Star Game in 2005-2006 (Co-Leading Scorer and Co-MVP) and 2006-2007. He was a member of the 2004 Men’s National Team, where his game-winning shootout goal clinched a bronze medal for Team USA. Westrum finished his career in the Swiss League where he earned MVP honors in 2007-2008. In addition to his exploits on the ice, Westrum was also named AHL Community Service Man of the Year for three consecutive seasons, in 2001-02, 2002-03, and 2003-04.