Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. South Dakota State

October 31, 2008

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(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Blades hockey team improved to 6-2 on the season with a convincing 8-3 home ice win over the SDSU Jackrabbits this evening and the two teams will face off again tomorrow in Brookings.

Although the evening would feature multple point nights for many of the DC Blades, both teams got off to a sluggish start in the first period which featured no scoring and both sides going 0-1 on the power play.

SDSU got the scoring started in the second period when Brian Hermanson scored for the Jacks at 17:42. The Blades answered back scoring the next 3 goals, with Woudstra scoring a power play goal at 9:47 with assists going to Esselink and Rempel and less than a minute later Sikkema scored with helpers going to Prins and Rempel at 8:55. Bakker would net his 7th tally of the season with 5:22 remaining in the period on assists from Esselink and Chesla. SDSU cut the Dordt lead back to one when Tyler Vanliere scored with 1:39 remaining in the second.

The third period would be all Dordt College as the Blades played with much more passion outscoring the Jacks 5-1 in the frame. Woudstra added to his scoring at the 16:17 mark on a pass from Esselink. Heerema scored at 15:47 with another assist to Esselink and one to Woudstra. Bakker added his second with 7:40 remaining when Kevin Prins gave him a great pass leaving him with an easy one timer, Gesink had the other assist on the goal. Jon VanKeulen would get his first goal of the season just 20 seconds later from Bakker and Prins. Nate Woudstra finished the night with a hat trick when he tallied with 2:53 left from Prins and Sikkema. SDSU had the final goal of the night with one second remaining as Vanliere scored his second of the evening.

The game featured a great deal of 4 on 4 hockey and the extra ice was a definite advantage for the better skating Dordt College Blades.

Nico VanKeulen had his first action between the pipes for Dordt College and the freshman netminder had 16 saves on 19 shots as he worked the entire 60 minutes in goal for Dordt.

Dordt will play SDSU again tomorrow (November 1, 2008) as they travel to Brookings for 7:00 pm game.

Multiple point nights for Dordt:
Nate Woudstra--3 goals and 1 assist
Jake Esselink--4 assists
Kevin Prins--4 assists
Todd Bakker--2 goals and 1 assist
Joel Sikkema--1 goal and 1 assist
Jared Rempel--2 assists

Scoring Summary:
First Period:
No Scoring

Second Period
1. SDSU: Hermanson, Brian (Newsman, Jackson and Nagle, Robert)17:42 (Power Play)
2. Dordt College: Woudstra, Nate (Esselink, J. and Rempel, J.) 9:47 (Power Play)
3. Dordt College: Sikkema, J. (Prins, K. and Rempel, J.) 8:55
4. Dordt College: Bakker, T. (Esselink, J. and Chesla, M.) 5:22
5. SDSU: Vanlier, T. (George, M. and Valley, M.) 1:39

Third Period:
6. Dordt College: Woudstra, Nate (Esselink, Jake) 16:17
7. Dordt College: Heerema, K. (Esselink, J. and Woudstra, N.) 15:47
8. Dordt College: Bakker (Prins and Gesink) 7:40
9. Dordt College: VanKeulen, J. (Bakker and Prins) 7:20
10.Dordt College: Woudstra (Prins and Sikkema) 2:53
11.SDSU: Vanliere (Haight, Matt and Hermanson, Brian)0:01

Dordt's Current Record: 6-1-0-1 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 0 3 5 8
South Dakota State 0 2 1 3
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Nate Woudstra 3
Todd Bakker 2
Jon Van Keulen 1
Kurtis Heerema 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Tyler Vanliere 2
Brian Hermanson 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Kevin Prins 4
Jake Esselink 4
Jared Rempel 2
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Jackson Newsman 1
Matt George 1
Matt Valley 1
Matt Haight 1

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