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Denver routs Boston U. 7-2 in NCAA West semifinals

March 27, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Will Butcher scored two power-play goals to help Denver rout Boston University 7-2 on Saturday night in the NCAA West Regional semifinals.

The Pioneers (24-9-6) will face Ferris State on Sunday for a spot in the Frozen Four in Tampa, Florida. Ferris State beat St. Cloud State 5-4 in overtime in the first semifinal.

“It was a great game for us. I was proud of how we played,” Denver captain Grant Arnold said. “We weathered the storm early after not getting off to the start we wanted and then we got some good breaks in terms of momentum and executed on our chances.”

Blake Hillman, Dylan Gambrell, Matt Marcinew, Evan Janssen and Trevor Moore also scored, and Tanner Jaillet made 19 saves.

“Our team’s focus and commitment to one another is at an all-time high right now and that’s exactly what you need in order to be successful in this tournament,” Arnold said. “It’s a special group of guys we’ve got in our locker room and hopefully we can keep this momentum going as we look to earn a berth in the Frozen Four.”

Danny O’Regan and Mike Moran scored late goals for Boston University (21-13-5).

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