Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Colorado University

November 6, 2008

Game Media

(Boulder, Colorado) The Blades got off to a great start on their weekend trip to Colorado and Wyoming by overwhelming the University of Colorado 9-1 on Thursday.

After watching the quality of their opponent during the pre-game skate, Blades Coach Nate vanNiejenhuis stated: "I was nervous, they skate really well and are as good as any team we've seen (this year)".

The Blades definitely didn't play nervous, taking it to Colorado from the get-go with Nate Woudstra scoring just a minute in a half into the game. Dordt would add 2 more in short order when Esselink and Prins tallied just 30 seconds apart at 16:42 and 16:12. Dordt lead 3-0 before giving up a goal to UC skater Lafrinere at 5:14, their lone tally of the evening.

Dordt would add another goal before the end of the first when Janz scored a power play goal with 3:31 remaining in the period. Unfortunately for the Blades Janz took a clean shoulder to shoulder hit in the game which reseparated his AC and he will likely be done for the duration of the semester, this was Jordan's first game back having just received a clean bill of health.

Dordt added to their lead in the second on a goal from Esselink, a power play goal from Woudstra and a pair from Rempel, one of those also coming on the power play. With 6:05 remaining in the period and Dordt up 7-1 on the University of Colorado the starting netminder for UC was replaced.

Dordt would score just one more in the 3rd when Nate Woudstra netted an unassisted power play goal at the 1:33 mark.

Dordt netminder Ted Gibbons had 28 saves on the night while Dordt peppered the UC goalies with 43 shots. Dordt went 4 for 7 on the power play while UC was 0 for 8.

Nate Woudstra now has 17 goals and 10 assists to lead the Blades with 27 points while Bakker has 24 points (9 G, 15 A) and Prins(10 G, 10 A) and Rempel (8 G, 12 A) each have 20.

Dordt plays two more games on their weekend trip, one with Colorado College on Friday, November 7 at 7:00 pm and again Saturday against Wyoming at 6:30 pm.

Scoring Summary:
First Period:
DC: 18:26 Woudstra (Bakker, Prins)
DC: 16:42 Esselink (Chesla)
DC: 16:12 Prins (Bakker, Breukelman)
UC: 5:14 Lafrinere(Zaleski)
DC: 3:31 Janz (Rempel) (Power Play)

Second Period:
DC: 9:58 Esselink (Heerema, Rempel)
DC: 7:50 Rempel (Esselink, Prins) (Power Play)
DC: 6:05 Woudstra (Bakker, Prins) (Power Play)
DC: 4:06 Rempel (Bakker, Woudstra)

Third Period:
DC: 1:33 Woudstra (unassisted) (Power Play)

Dordt's Current Record: 7-1-1-1 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-1-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 4 4 1 9
Colorado University 1 0 0 1
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Nate Woudstra 3
Jared Rempel 2
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Lafrinere 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Todd Bakker 4
Kevin Prins 3
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Zaleski 1

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