Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. St. Thomas (MN)
October 25, 2008
(Parade Ice Gardens, Minneapolis, Minnesota) The Dordt Blades hockey team lost a hard-fought 5-4 decision to St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Saturday night. The two teams battled to a 4-4 deadlock through one overtime period and the game was decided in a shootout with St. Thomas getting the 5-4 decision.
St. Thomas picked up where they left off on Friday night with two unanswered goals in the first period at the 19:38 mark and the 13:01 mark. Dordt responded with two goals of their own with Nate Woudstra banging one in the net at the 7:28 mark and Woudstra got the equalizer at the 3:57 mark off an assist by Kurtis Heerema and Jared Rempel. The tying goal came on a power play for the Blades.
Dordt took the lead with their third unanswered goal when Kevin Prins scored at the 15:15 mark of the second period off assists by Todd Bakker and Joel Sikkema. The Bakker goal was a power play for the Blades as well.
St. Thomas came back with a Twaddle goal at the 10:50 mark and took the lead back on a counter with 12:15 left in the game by Frykland. St. Thomas was unable to hold off the Blades when Woudstra scored a dramatic goal with :29 left off an assist by Kevin Prins to tie it and send it to extra sessions with St. Thomas eventually getting the shoot-out win by an official count of 5-4.
St. Thomas enjoyed a 48-37 shot advantage with Ted Gibbons minding the Dordt net for 44 saves. Dordt managed to win 34 of 63 faceoffs.
The Blades are now 5-2 for the year while St. Thomas, an ACHA Division II member, is 5-2-1.
Dordt returns home for a Friday night date with South Dakota State at the Vernon Arena.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-1-0-1 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-2-0 (1-0-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||OT 1||SO||Final|
|St. Thomas (MN)||2||1||1||0||1||5|
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