Steve Hansen ’78 Inducted 2000

Hockey

Steve   Hansen

The center on the most prolific scoring line in the history
of Gustavus hockey, Steve Hansen finished his career with 85 goals and 103 assists for 188 points in 110 games. Hansen and linemates Mike Cody '78 (85 goals, 100 assists) and Jim Williams '78 (81 goals, 97 assists) combined to score 251 goals with 300 assists for a total of 551 points and are unofficially the third-highest scoring line in the history of small college hockey. During Hansen's tenure, the Gusties won three MIAC titles ('75, '76, '77) and made four national tournament appearances, finishing second in 1975 and 1977 and third in 1976. Hansen helped Gustavus compile a record of 85-23-1 overall and 51-7 in the MIAC during his four years "on the Hill."A first-team All-America selection in both his junior and senior seasons, Hansen holds the distinction of being one of only two Gustavus hockey players to be named all-conference in each of his four seasons withthe Gusties.
After graduating magna cum laude with a major in biology, Hansen went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Minnesota. He then served a three-year residency in family practice in Duluth before accepting the position as an emergency physician at several Duluth hospitals in 1986. He currently serves as the emergency physician and medical director of the air medical service at St. Luke's Hospital in Duluth. Steve and his wife, Mary, live in Duluth with their children, Laurie (6) and Jon (2).