Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Air Force Academy (Colorado Sports Center)

November 6, 2009

Game Media

(Away: Monument, Colorado) The Dordt Blades concluded their two game trip to Colorado this evening with an 8-5 loss to the United States Air Force Academy.

The Blades surrendered the first two goals of the contest as the Falcons struck with goals at 16:01 and 12:42 of the first to go up 2-0 on the Blades. Dordt cut the lead down to one when Jordan Janz netted one at the 6:13 mark with assists from Nate Woudstra and Jon Gesink.

With the score 2-1 after the first period the Falcons jumped on the Blades early in the second period with 3 goals in the first 10 minutes of action to take a 5-1 lead. Dordt answered with goals from Janz and Woudstra to narrow the margin to 5-3 but Air Force pushed in another goal with two minutes to go in the period to push the lead back to 3 goals at 6-3.

For the third straight period it would be Air Force to get on the board first as the Falcons went up 7-3 at the 12:01 mark of the final frame. Todd Bakker then took it upon himself to try and make a game of it when he tallied back to back goals for the Blades to make the score 7-5. The first Bakker marker was a power play goal with 5:36 to play with assists from Janz and Ulrich while the second was a short-handed effort with 5:17 to go. With the lead down to just 2 goals the Blades pushed hard but could not cut the margin any further and conceded a goal with 37 seconds left to fall by a final of 8-5.

Ted Gibbons spent the first 28 minutes in goal for the Blades giving up 4 goals with Nico Van Keulen surrendering the other 4 goals in the final 32 minutes of action.

Bakker and Janz both finished the night with 3 points on 2 goals and one assist.

With the loss the Blades fall to 2-3-1 and will return to the ice on Friday when they host Creighton at home on November 13 at 7 pm in the Vernon Arena in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Dordt's Current Record: 2-3-1-0 (1-1-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 3-2-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 1 2 2 5
Air Force Academy (Colorado Sports Center) 2 4 2 8
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Todd Bakker 2
Jordan Janz 2
Nate Woudstra 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Kallevig, Josef 2
Lee, Tanner 2
Archambault, Paul 1
Lavigne, Matthew 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Jordan Janz 3
Ethan Ulrich 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total

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