Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Minnesota State (Mankato)

December 6, 2008

Game Media

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Blades lost another game to the Minnesota State (Mankato) Mavericks falling 8-4 in the afternoon match-up at the Vernon Arena.

Dordt got off to a sluggish start in this game and gave up a goal to Tyler Carlston with 18:35 remaining in the first period. Alex Maginnis would extend the lead to 2 when he scored with 11:40 remaining. Brandon Breukelman would cut the lead in half for the Blades when he went in on a break-away and scored on a beautiful solo effort with 7:02 remaining. The Mavs would extend their lead back to two again before the end of the period as Eric Amundson split the pads of Dordt goalie Ted Gibbons and then tucked it in the net with just 46 seconds to go in the frame.

The second period featured the Mavs and the Blades trading goals with the Mavs player/coach Nathan Ries starting the exchange when he got his first of the night at the 11:43 mark to push their lead to 3. Dordt answered back when Todd Bakker went in alone and scored a nice goal with 10:01 to go. Mike Franks scored next for the Mavs 29 seconds later. Heerema would then tally for Dordt with 4:18 to go in the second and the period scoring would be finished off by the Mavericks' Alex Maginnis as he netted his second of the evening with 32 seconds to go in period 2.

Nathan Ries would get his second and third goals of the afternoon when he scored at the 17:15 mark and again at 15:23 to give the Mavs a 5 goal cushion. Kevin Prins would finish the afternoon's scoring when he scored with 14:47 to go when he went in alone and deked out the Mavs' goalie and tucked it home.

The last 15 minutes of the game would feature no additional scoring but lots of penalties as the two teams combined for 16 penalties in the third period.

Ted Gibbons played 32 minutes in goal for Dordt making 24 saves and giving up 5 goals before receiving a 10 minute misconduct in the second period. Nico VanKeulen played the remaining 28 minutes between the pipes making 8 saves while surrendering 3 goals.

Scoring Summary:

# Prd Time Team Type Scored (Assist)
1. 1st 18:35 MSM EVEN Carlston, Tyler (Amundson, Harren)
2. 1st 11:40 MSM EVEN Maginnis, Alex (Green,Franks)
3. 1st 07:02 DC EVEN Breukelman, Brandon -
4. 1st 00:46 MSM PP Amundson, Eric (Maginnis, Yetzer)
5. 2nd 11:43 MSM EVEN Ries, Nathan (Lego, John)
6. 2nd 10:01 DC EVEN Bakker, Todd (Janz, Prins)
7. 2nd 09:32 MSM EVEN Franks, Mike (Ries, Green)
8. 2nd 04:18 DC EVEN Heerema, Kurtis "A" (Esselink)
9. 2nd 00:32 MSM EVEN Maginnis, Alex (Ries)
10. 3rd 17:15 MSM PP Ries, Nathan (Amundson, Franks)
11. 3rd 15:23 MSM EVEN Ries, Nathan -
12. 3rd 14:47 DC EVEN Prins, Kevin -
Dordt will next play at home in the Vernon Arena on January 15 against Air Force with the puck scheduled to drop at 7:00 pm.

Dordt's Current Record: 13-4-1-1 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 9-3-0 (1-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 1 2 1 4
Minnesota State (Mankato) 3 3 2 8
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Kevin Prins 1
Kurtis Heerema 1
Todd Bakker 1
Brandon Breukelman 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Ries, Nathan 3
Maginnis, Alex 2
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Kevin Prins 1
Jordan Janz 1
Jake Esselink 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Amundson, Eric 3
Franks, Mike 2

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