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Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Colorado--Clash in the Corn Tournament

November 21, 2009

(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt finished the Clash in the Corn with a well played 8-6 victory over the University of Colorado, to finish the tournament with a 1-2 record and are now 5-5-1 overall.

Colorado started the scoring with a breakaway goal by David Key with 18:25 to go in the first period. Dordt then took the lead, scoring the next two goals. The first came from Jordan Janz when he tucked a loose puck into the back of the Buffaloes goal. Todd Bakker then had an absolute gem of a goal as he went coast to coast beating multiple Colorado players before faking out the Colorado netminder with 13:37 to go. Colorado tied the score at 2-2 as Matt Schreiber banged one in the top left hand corner from the right side.

Colorado opened up the scoring in the second period with back to back goals by O'Brien and Burghart, the first coming at 18:08 and the second at 16:25. The Blades responded to the two goal deficit with a couple tallies of their own. Nate Woudstra netted his first of the night with 11:40 to go in the period followed by a Jake Esselink goal at 7:44 when he went top shelf to make it a 4-4 game. With 2:33 to go Lafrinere gave the Buffaloes the lead when he banged home a rebound off a shot from O'Reilly. A minute later Dordt tied the score again with Nate Woudstra's second marker of the night when he scored a lovely goal tucking the puck through the goalies legs as he was falling to his seat. The period ended with the score tied at 5 apiece.

For the third straight period it would be Colorado getting on the board first when Donato received a pass from behind the goal and beat Dordt netminder Ted Gibbons. Ninety second later Dordt would tie the game at 6-6 when Nate Woudstra got the hat trick goal when he intercepted a Colorado pass and buried it in the Colorado goal. Eric Walter gave Dordt a lead at 7-6 when finished a rebound after a Jake Esselink shot. With about a minute remaining the Buffaloes pulled their goalie for the extra attacker and just 10 seconds later Nate Woudstra stole a pass and nailed it in the extra net to secure the win and give Woody 4 goals on the night.

Woudstra finished the game with 6 points on 4 goals and 2 assists. Ted Gibbons had 31 saves in goal for the win for Dordt College while Jeremy Jerez had 27 saves in the loss for Colorado.

With the win Dordt finished 3rd in the Clash in the Corn.

The Blades will next take the ice on December 4 and 5 when they play two games against South Dakota State University. On December 4 the Blades will travel to SDSU for a night game before coming back to Sioux Center on Saturday for a 4:15 game in the Vernon Arena.

Dordt's Current Record: 5-5-1-0 (3-1-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-4-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 2 3 3 8
Colorado--Clash in the Corn Tournament 2 3 1 6
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Nate Woudstra 4
Eric Walter 1
Jordan Janz 1
Todd Bakker 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Lafrinere, Nick 1
Burghart, Brian 1
O'Brien, Reilly 1
Schreiber, Matt 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Jake Esselink 2
Jon Gesink 1
T.J. Francis 1
Kevin Christian 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Munoff, Tony 2
Seale, Scott 1
Stieneker, Brennan 1
Lencioni, Alex 1

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