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Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Wyoming-Clash in the Corn

November 21, 2008

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(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt rebounded well from yesterday's loss to Calvin as they systematically dismantled the Wyoming Cowboys in route to a 9-1 victory in their second contest in the Clash in the Corn.

Dodrt got two unassisted tallies in the first period as Brandon Breukelman led out the scoring for the Blades at the 14:59 mark, followed by a short-handed goal by Kevin Prins with 9:48 left, Prins stole the puck on the penalty kill and beat the Cowboy's netminder for the 2-0 advantage.

The Blades scored three unanswered goals in the 2nd period with defenseman Jon VanKeulen scoring at 17:04 followed by Prins at 16:28, his second of the night and Jason Westervelt got on the board at the 2:59 mark.

In the third it would be Sikkema adding another short-handed goal for the Blades when he flipped a shot on goal during the penalty kill that was initially blocked but caromed off the ice and trickled across the goal line. Wyoming's Lucas Wescoat took away Gibbons' bid for the shut-out when he scored at the 13:10 mark. Heerema tallied the last two goals for Dordt College to get the hat trick, scoring a power-play goal at 10:51 and adding another at 3:00 also on the power play.

Gibbons was the winning netminder for Dordt College as he made 22 saves in the game and posted a 1.00 GAA on the night.

Calvin College leads the tournament with a 2-0 record as the beat UWP today by a score of 4-1. Dordt and Wyoming are both 1-1 and UWP sits at the bottom with an 0-2 mark.

Dordt will finish off the Clash in the Corn play when they face-off against the University of Wisconsin-Platteville at 7:15 pm on Saturday, November 22. Preceding Dordt's game, Calvin will play Wyoming at 4:15pm and the Knights will secure the Cob Cup with a victory over the Cowboys.

Game Box Score:
Univ. of Wyoming (10-5) vs. Dordt College Blades (12-4)
Date: Nov 21, 2008 Location: Sioux Center, Iowa Arena: Vernon Arena
Attendance:500 Start time:7:15 End time:9:20 Total time:2:05

Scoring Summary:
# Prd Time Team Type Scored by (Assists)
1. 1st 14:59 DCBLADES EVEN Breukelman, Brandon (unassisted)
2. 1st 09:48 DCBLADES SH Prins, Kevin (unassisted)
3. 2nd 17:04 DCBLADES EVEN VanKeulen, Jon (Prins, Chesla)
4. 2nd 16:28 DCBLADES EVEN Prins (Sikkema, Chesla)
5. 2nd 15:09 DCBLADES EVEN Heerema, K.(Breukelman)
6. 2nd 02:59 DCBLADES EVEN Westervelt, J. Sikkema, Bakker)
7. 3rd 16:54 DCBLADES SH Sikkema, J. (unassisted)
8. 3rd 13:10 WYOMING PP Wescoat,Luke (Bernet, Barrett)
9. 3rd 10:51 DCBLADES PP Heerema, K.(Esselink,Prins)
10. 3rd 03:00 DCBLADES PP Heerema, K. (Prins, Gesink)

Penalty Summary:
Prd Player Team Min Offense Time
1st Comer, Rick WYOMING 2 TRIPPING 19:07
1st Chesla, Matt DCBLADES 2 HOLDING 10:40
2nd Prins, Kevin DCBLADES 2 DG 07:54
2nd Wescoat,Luke WYOMING 2 DG 07:54
2nd Sikkema, Joel "A" DCBLADES 2 CROSS-CHECKING 01:48
3rd Bakker, Todd DCBLADES 2 HOOKING 18:17
3rd Havinga, Brian DCBLADES 2 INTERFERENCE 14:35
3rd Comer, Rick WYOMING 2 INTERFERENCE 11:53
3rd Bauder, Elliott WYOMING 2 INTERFERENCE 04:57
3rd Westervelt, Brad DCBLADES 2 ROUGHING 01:00
3rd Leeper, Cody WYOMING 2 HIGH STICKING 01:00
3rd Bauder, Elliott WYOMING 10 10-MINUTE MISCONDUCT 00:00

Dordt's Current Record: 12-2-1-1 (8-0-1-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-5-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 2 4 3 9
Wyoming-Clash in the Corn 0 0 1 1
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Kurtis Heerema 3
Kevin Prins 2
Brandon Breukelman 1
Jason Westervelt 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Lucas Wescoat 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Kevin Prins 3
Joel Sikkema 2
Matt Chesla 2
Todd Bakker 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Tad Bernet 1
Graham Barrett 1

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