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Will Butcher to wait until August to sign NHL deal, will test free agency

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Our friends at BSN Denver have reported that 2017 Hobey Baker Award winner Will Butcher has decided to wait until August 15th, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent, to sign with an NHL team. DU’s prized defenseman and captain for the 2016-17 National Championship winning team was drafted by Denver’s own Colorado Avalanche in the fifth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Continue reading Will Butcher to wait until August to sign NHL deal, will test free agency

Denver hockey roster update: 2017-18 Pioneers poised to dominate once again

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If you thought that the University of Denver hockey team’s run to their eighth national title a few months ago was a wild ride, come this October, buckle up. The 2017-18 Pioneers might be even better than the 2017 National Champions. Crazy? Sure. Implausible? Absolutely not. Continue reading Denver hockey roster update: 2017-18 Pioneers poised to dominate once again

More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion

Every great student section in college hockey has something unique that makes it great. Whether it’s a creative chant or throwing a fish on the ice after a goal, each and every one of them has something different. Until the 2016-17 season, Denver lacked it. Sure, when CC and North Dakota came to town, the students showed up in force, but that was it. This year, though, despite the on-campus turmoil surrounding what the definition of acceptable school spirit is, Denver’s student section finally found that bit of uniqueness, that which set them apart: the DU Whiteboard. Continue reading More than just some good jokes: DU Whiteboard redefining Denver’s school spirit and passion

Denver Hockey releases 2017-18 regular season schedule

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In case you missed it, the University of Denver hockey program officially announced its full regular season schedule for their 2017-18 campaign. The defending national champions will be hoping for a repeat performance next season to tie Michigan for the most all-time national titles with nine. Continue reading Denver Hockey releases 2017-18 regular season schedule

Lukosevicius and Jaillet shine as Denver wins eighth National Title

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CHICAGO РThey did it. The University of Denver Pioneers are back on top of the college hockey world. Sophomore forward Jarid Lukosevicius scored a second period hat trick and junior goalie Tanner Jaillet made 38 saves as the Pioneers beat the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs 3-2 in the National Championship Game at the United Center. Continue reading Lukosevicius and Jaillet shine as Denver wins eighth National Title

Tanner Jaillet wins Mike Richter Award, named college hockey’s best goaltender

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CHICAGO – After an outstanding junior season, one that will end tomorrow night in the National Championship Game, University of Denver goalie Tanner Jaillet has been named the 2017 recipient of the Mike Richter Award, given annually to the country’s best goaltender. Jaillet is the first DU goaltender to win the award. Continue reading Tanner Jaillet wins Mike Richter Award, named college hockey’s best goaltender

Will Butcher wins Hobey Baker, named 2017 national player of the year

CHICAGO – Will Butcher has been named the recipient of the 2017 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as college hockey’s national player of the year. Butcher becomes the University of Denver’s second Hobey Baker Award recipient. Matt Carle won the award as a defenseman in 2006. Continue reading Will Butcher wins Hobey Baker, named 2017 national player of the year

Ultimate team player Evan Ritt finding his game at Frozen Four

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CHICAGO – Over the course of this season, the University of Denver Pioneers hockey team has gotten significant contributions from all four lines. It’s been one of the reasons why the Pioneers have made it to the National Championship Game, to be played against Minnesota Duluth tomorrow night. Evan Ritt, fourth line mainstay, has been at the center of the Pioneers’ depth contributions. Continue reading Ultimate team player Evan Ritt finding his game at Frozen Four

America’s best two teams to clash in National Title Game

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CHICAGO – It doesn’t happen often in the regular season. It’s even rarer in the National Championship Game. But on Saturday at the United Center in the Frozen Four, the college hockey world will get that rare treat when the University of Denver Pioneers and the Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs hit the ice Saturday night with a National Championship on the line. Continue reading America’s best two teams to clash in National Title Game

Denver ends the Luck of the Irish, advances to National Championship

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CHICAGO – On college hockey’s biggest stage, under college hockey’s brightest lights, the top-ranked University of Denver once again showed why they’re the best team in the country. Thanks to a 6-1 drubbing of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Pioneers are returning to the National Championship Game for the first time since 2005. Continue reading Denver ends the Luck of the Irish, advances to National Championship