Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Northwestern Health Sciences
February 5, 2011
(Away) The Dordt Blades ended their season with a 7-3 loss to Northwestern Health Sciences University this evening in Bloomington, Minnesota. The young Blades squad ends their year with a record of 5-18 while the Naturals, who play out of Division 2 in the ACHA improve to 19-1.
The Naturals scored two goals in a row at 11:58 and 6:00 in the first period to take the 2-0 lead. Dordt's Eric Huitsing responded with a goal at 3:59, on a helper from Jon Gesink, to cut the lead in half. Northwestern regained the two goal lead with a goal at 1:33 to take a 3-1 lead into the break.
Early in the second period, Dordt got within range again, cutting the lead in half (3-2) with a goal by Gary Huitsing at 18:47 with another assist from Jon Gesink. Northwestern took back their two goal cushion with a goal at 15:37 and got two goals late in the 2nd, with tallies at 55 seconds and 15 seconds remaining to put the game out of reach at 6-2.
The Naturals extended their lead to 6 with goals at 12:18 and 6:10 to make it 8-2 and a power play goal by Dordt senior Jordan Janz (5:10) made it 8-3.
All three of Dordt's goals came on the power play as the Blades went 3-10 with the man advantage while the Naturals were 1-1 on the power play, with Dordt playing disciplined hockey and staying out of the penalty box.
Dordt freshman, Riley Braun, played the first 40 minutes in goal for the Blades and had 25 saves in the loss with Nico VanKeulen playing the final period picking up 8 saves. Troy Otto carried the netminding duties for the Naturals and had 30 saves.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-18-0-0 (2-6-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 19-1-0 (0-0-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Final|
|Northwestern Health Sciences||3||3||2||8|
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