Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. South Dakota

October 9, 2008

Game Media

(Brookings, South Dakota) The Dordt Blades hockey team blasted their way to an 8-1 win over the University of South Dakota in play at the South Dakota State University Early Bird Invite in Brookings, South Dakota on Thursday, October 9.

The Blades opened the scoring on a Jared Rempel power play goal at the 11:33 mark of the first period off an assist from Jake Esselink and Nate Woudstra. South Dakota tied the score at the 6:37 mark but wouldn't find the net for the rest of the game.

The Blades went on a three goal spree in the second period with Joel Sikkema scoring unassisted at the 14:14 mark and Kurtis Heerema knocked one in off an assist from Woudstra and Matt Chesla just over three minutes later. Kevin Prins forced one in just before the break off an assist from Todd Bakker for a 4-1 lead. The Blades blistered South Dakota for 20 shots on goal in the second period and outshot South Dakota 20-1 in the period.

Dordt tacked on four more goals in the third period with Brandon Breukelman getting a pair at the 17:12 mark and the 9:03 mark. The first came on assists from Chesla and Esselink while Bakker and Rempel got credit for the assist on the second. Woudstra broke through for his first goal of the season at the 10:31 mark of the final period and Sikkema got the last counter off an assist from Rempel.

Ted Gibbons stopped 17 shots in goal while Dordt blasted their way to a 45-18 shots on goal advantage. Dordt outshot South Dakota in periods one and two 14-5 and 20-1 while South Dakota narrowly outshot the winners 12-11 in the final period.

Sikkema had two goals as did Breukelman. Bakker had two assists and Rempel had a goal and two assists. Woudstra got credit for a goal and two assists and Prins had a goal. Esselink and Chesla both assisted on a pair and Heerema had a goal and an assist.

Dordt is 1-0 this season and will face South Dakota State at 8:00 Friday night, October 10.

Dordt's Current Record: 1-0-0-0 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 1 3 4 8
South Dakota 1 0 0 1
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Brandon Breukelman 2
Joel Sikkema 2
Nate Woudstra 1
Jared Rempel 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Todd Bakker 2
Jake Esselink 2
Matt Chesla 2
Kurtis Heerema 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at or (712) 722-6301.