Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. South Dakota State

November 1, 2008

Game Media

(Brookings, South Dakota) SDSU defeated the Dordt Blades 8-7 in overtime as the Jacks got 4 goals from each of two players.

Dordt travelled to Brookings, SD to play the second game of a conference home and away series with SDSU that began last evening with an 8-3 Dordt victory in the Vernon Arena in Sioux Center.

SDSU got 4 goals from Tyler Vanliere and another 4 from Matt Haight and those 8 tallies would be enough to beat Dordt in it's third contest with them this season.

Coach vanNiejenhuis stated: "we just did not do a very good job coming out of defensive zone and gave up the puck too much".

Down 7-6 with less than 2 minutes remaining, Dordt forward Nate Woudstra scored on an assist from Kevin Prins to send the game in to overtime. With just 13 seconds remaining in the overtime session SDSU forward Matt Haight netted the game winner.

SDSU netminder Brad VanSanten finished the night with 48 saves on 55 Dordt shots while Dordt goalie Ted Gibbons had 17 saves while facing 25 shots.

Scoring Summary:
First Period:
1. SDSU: Vanliere, Tyler 16:36
2. SDSU: Haight, Matt 4:18
3. DC: Bakker, Todd (unassisted)3:11 (shorthanded)

Second Period:
4. DC: Heerema, Kurtis (Woudstra, Nate) 18:13 (Power Play)
5. SDSU: Vanliere, Tyler 16:17
6. DC: Esselink, J. (Woudstra and Heerema) 11:43
7. SDSU: Haight, Matt 9:48
8. SDSU: Haight, Matt 4:47
9. DC: Rempel, J. (Woudstra) 2:54 (Power Play)

Third Period:
10. SDSU: Vanliere, Tyler 15:00
11. DC: Prins, K. (Gesink) 11:20
12. DC: Prins, K. (Bakker) 7:28 (Power Play)
13. SDSU: Vanliere, Tyler 3:55
14. DC: Woudstra, N. (Prins, K.) 1:44

15. SDSU: Haight, Matt 00:13

Dordt will be in Colorado and Wyoming next week for three games. The Blades face Colorado in Boulder on Thursday, November 6, Colorado College, November 7 and Wyoming in Laramie, November 8. Dordt returns home for the Clash in the Corn beginning Thursday, November 20.

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

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 OT 1 Final
Dordt College 1 3 3 0 7
South Dakota State 2 3 2 1 8
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Kevin Prins 2
Nate Woudstra 1
Jake Esselink 1
Todd Bakker 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Matt Haight 4
Tyler Vanliere 4
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Nate Woudstra 3
Kevin Prins 1
Jon Gesink 1
Kurtis Heerema 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total

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