Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Air Force Academy

November 6, 2009

Game Media

(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 (0-0-0-0)
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 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

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