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Dylan Gambrell surprisingly plays in DU victory over Western Michigan

Just two weeks out of surgery, sophomore Dylan Gambrell surprisingly took warm-up Friday night and was shockingly added to the University of Denver’s lineup. The preseason All-American went on to score the Pioneers’ first goal in a 3-1 victory over Western Michigan at Magness Arena. Seniors Evan Janssen and Will Butcher also scored for the third-ranked Pioneers, who extended...
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
October 29, 2016

Avalanche prospect WIll Butcher named captain of the DU Pioneers

Tweet +1 Like Share Pin Reddit An integral part of a University of Denver team that made it all the way to the Frozen Four last season, defenseman Will Butcher figures to...
Via Mile High Sports
June 03, 2016

Colorado Avalanche draftee Will Butcher named DU captain

Defenseman Will Butcher on Thursday was named 2016-17 captain for the University of Denver hockey team. Butcher, 21, joined the Pioneers as a true freshman and earned first-team all-conference and second-team All-America honors last season as a junior. “It’s a huge honor,” Butcher, a 2013 Avalanche draftee, said Thursday from his Wisconsin home. “Such a prestigious program...

Despite being shunned by Avalanche, Will Butcher hopes to attend the team’s prospects camp

Denver Pioneers defenseman Will Butcher was named 2016-17 captain on Thursday, taking over for the graduated Grant Arnold, the first Colorado native to don the ‘C’ for two seasons. I spoke to Butcher — a 2013 fifth-round Avalanche draft pick — about the honor Thursday, when he was settling in at his Wisconsin home for most of the summer. He also spoke about possibly attending...

Looking back at the Jim Montgomery Show: Will Butcher, leadership group boosting DU back to winning ways

Every Wednesday night during the hockey season, University of Denver Pioneers Hockey head coach Jim Montgomery joins Sandy Clough for a weekly radio show on 1600 AM ESPN. Last week, defenseman Will Butcher joined the show, and this week Jim dove into the leadership and growth in communication on his team.
Via BSN Denver
January 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Will Butcher scores twice, Jaillet earns shutout in DU’s 3-0 win in Omaha

For the first time since November 21st, the University of Denver Pioneers Hockey team are on the winning side of the scoreboard, snapping a six-game winless streak by defeating the UNO Mavericksby a score of 3-0. Denver traveled to Omaha this week to face the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks for a set of two games. The first of those games was played on Friday night at Baxter...
Via BSN Denver
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

The Gold Pan in Denver’s hands after weekend sweep of Colorado College

It was a great weekend of college hockey here in Colorado, as in-state rivals Denver and Colorado College got together for their first meetings of the 2015-16 season. In their conference opening action, the University of Denver Pioneers did what was expected of them this week and defeated the Colorado College Tigers in both games played on Friday and Saturday nights to retain The...
Via BSN Denver
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

DU drops in polls after unsuccessful trip to Boston — Will Butcher earns NCHC Defenseman of the Week

The University of Denver Hockey team finds itself in a new spot in the major college hockey polls after their disappointing trip to Boston over the weekend. After losing in heartbreaking fashion on Friday night to Boston College, the DU Pioneers faced the Boston University Terriers to close out their first real road trip of the season, a trip to Boston.  Denver’s trip to the...
Via BSN Denver
November 03, 2015  |  Discuss

USA’s Will Butcher Blocks Shot With His Butt, Allows USA To Win In Shootout

Team USA got off to a good start with a win against Finland at the U-20 World Junior Championships on Friday. But, had it not been for Will Butcher, USA might not have gotten the chance to win the game in a shootout. Butcher blocked a shot with his backside with Thatcher Demko out of […] The post USA’s Will Butcher Blocks Shot With His Butt, Allows USA To Win In Shootout appeared...
Via Diehardsport
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Butcher fitting in well with Team USA, DU Pioneers

Will Butcher and his under-20 American all-star team practiced Thursday at the Bell Centre in Montreal and were scheduled to go to the movies and watch a Christmas showing of "Unbroken."
Via The Denver Post - College Sports
December 25, 2014
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