Team History

The Minnesota Hitmen are proud to be members of USA Broomball. The team is classified as a men’s A team through USA Broomball and the Minnesota Sports Federation. Hitmen II are classified were reclassified for the 2009 season as a men’s class C team.

The Minnesota Hitmen began playing together in Richfield High School’s annual Fire and Ice Broomball Tournament during the 1990’s. Pete Holstrom, the first Hitmen Hall of Famer, introduced them to the Richfield outdoor league at Taft Park. The first “Hitmen” team was called the Morris Nielsen Hitmen as they were sponsored by Morris Nielsen Funeral Homes. The team won the class D city league championships in 1999 and 2000 as the Frenchman’s Hitmen.

The team played in the first USA Broomball National Championship tournament in 1999. The following year, their co-rec team the Kamikazees became the first USA Broomball Co-Rec champions. The team regrouped eight years later to reclaim the title as Voodoo. In 2002, Frenchman’s Hitmen won the USA Broomball C/D National Championships. The following year, the Minnesota Hitmen adopted the logo used today.  Their other accolades include 2007 Men’s Class B Minnesota State Championships, 2005 and 2006 Midwestern Champions and Class C/D Men’s National Champions.