Sun Prairie's Butcher wins Hobey Baker Award - WKOW 27: Madison, WI Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Sun Prairie's Butcher wins Hobey Baker Award

Posted: Updated:
CHICAGO (AP) -

Denver senior Will Butcher has won the Hobey Baker Award as the top player in college hockey.
   Butcher is the first defenseman to win the honor since Matt Gilroy in 2009 and the seventh overall since it was first handed out in 1981.
   Butcher, a fifth-round selection by the Colorado Avalanche, has seven goals and a team-high 30 assists in 42 games. Butcher and the Pioneers will face Minnesota Duluth in the Frozen Four final Saturday night.
   Forwards Zach Aston-Reese of Northeastern and Mike Vecchione of Union were the other finalists for the honor.
   Baker was a football and hockey star for Princeton and the biggest name in hockey before serving in the Army Air Corps during World War I. He was 26, already scheduled to be shipped home, when he was killed in a plane crash in France.

  • BadgersBadgersMore>>

  • Badgers fall at Iowa, 88-61

    Badgers fall at Iowa, 88-61

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – A slow start against an explosive Iowa offense doomed the Wisconsin women's basketball team on the road, falling at Iowa, 88-61, on Sunday afternoon in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

    More >>

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – A slow start against an explosive Iowa offense doomed the Wisconsin women's basketball team on the road, falling at Iowa, 88-61, on Sunday afternoon in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

    More >>
  • No. 1 Badgers shut down No. 7 Golden Gophers

    No. 1 Badgers shut down No. 7 Golden Gophers

    Senior Maddie Rolfes' late first-period goal was enough to lead the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 1-0 victory over No. 7 Minnesota in the Badgers' final game of the regular season Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

    More >>

    Senior Maddie Rolfes' late first-period goal was enough to lead the No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team to a 1-0 victory over No. 7 Minnesota in the Badgers' final game of the regular season Saturday at LaBahn Arena.

    More >>
  • Badgers women's hockey rallies past Minnesota

    Badgers women's hockey rallies past Minnesota

    The No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team rallied past their rivals for a 4-3 victory over No. 7 Minnesota. Sam Cogan and Claudia Kepler each scored twice.   

    More >>

    The No. 1 Wisconsin women's hockey team rallied past their rivals for a 4-3 victory over No. 7 Minnesota. Sam Cogan and Claudia Kepler each scored twice.   

    More >>
Powered by Frankly