Men's Ice Hockey


Gambrell, Hillman Earn NCHC Weekly Honors

Jan. 8, 2018


Dylan Gambrell and Blake Hillman were named Bauer National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) Players of the Week, the NCHC announced on Monday.

Gambrell, a junior from Bonney Lake, Wash., was named Bauer NCHC Offensive Player of the Week after recording three (3) goals, two (2) assists, 15 shots and a +5 rating in a two-game series against Miami University last weekend. The San Jose Sharks prospect notched two (2) goals and a career-high 12 shots in Denver's 4-3 loss against Miami and his 100th career game on Friday. He posted one (1) goal and two (2) assists in Denver's 4-1 win against Miami on Saturday.

In his third season, Gambrell has 116 points (39-77-116) through 101 games. He has registered 27 points (9-18-27) through 22 games this season, second in team scoring.

Hillman, a junior from Elk River, Minn., was named Bauer NCHC Defenseman of the Week after recording three (3) assists, 12 shots and a +4 rating last weekend. Hillman logged three (3) assists and seven (7) shots on Friday, matching a career high in points, assists and shots. The Chicago Blackhawks prospect led Denver defensemen with five (5) shots on Saturday.

In his third season, Hillman has 27 points (6-21-27) through 104 games. He has recorded eight (8) points (2-6-8) through 22 games this season, second among Denver defensemen.

The league honor marks the sixth and seventh for the Pioneers and first for Gambrell and Hillman this season.


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