Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Creighton
November 15, 2008
(Omaha, Nebraska (Motto McLean Arena)) The Dordt Blades improved to 11-3 on the season and 8-1 in conference play as they defeated Creighton 6-1 for back to back wins against the Jays. The Blades travelled to Omaha for the second of a home and away series with the conference opponent.
Dordt scored 4 goals in the first period while shutting out the Jays. Heerema got the scoring started with 7:36 remaining in the first period on an assist from Esselink. At the 4:15 mark Joel Sikkema scored a power play goal with helpers going to Bakker and Chesla. Less than a minute after that Todd Bakker also scored on the power play, as he got his 16th goal of the season with an assist to Esselink. With just 30 seconds remaining in the period Nate Woudstra got his team leading 24th goal of the year with assists from Breukelman and Rempel.
It would take exactly 20 minutes for another goal as Dordt got the only tally of the second period, again with just 30 seconds remaining as Sikkema scored his second of the evening form Rempel and Bakker.
The third period would include a goal for each team with Dordt's Jake Esselink scoring with 14:35 remaining on a pass from Bakker. Creighton's lone goal of the evening came with 4 minutes left in the contest with the goal going to Tony Revolinski from Olson and Williams.
Dordt played a solid game throughout and this match-up was void of the penalty barrage that game late in yesterday's contest. Dordt now looks forwards to playing Calvin College on Thursday, November 20 at 7:15 in the "Clash in the Corn" tournament which will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Vernon Arena in Sioux Center, Iowa.
1. Dordt 7:36 Heerema 8(Esselink)
2. Dordt 4:15 Sikkema 5 (Bakker, Chesla) Power Play
3. Dordt 3:18 Bakker 16(Esselink) Power Play
4. Dordt 0:30 Woudstra 23 (Breukelman, Rempel)
5. Dordt 0:30 Sikkema 6(Rempel, Bakker)
6. Dordt 14:35 Esselink 10(Bakker) Power Play
7. Creighton 4:00
Dordt's Current Record: 11-1-1-1 (6-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-4-0 (0-0-0)
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