Hockey Results

Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. South Dakota State

February 1, 2013

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(Vernon Arena, Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Blades capped off the home portion of their 2012-2013 season in fine fashion, knocking off SDSU 5-4 after trailing early. With the win the Blades improve to 4-16 while the Jacks drop to 9-5-0-1.

Dordt College fell behind 1-0 when SDSU was credited with a goal after the puck took an awkward bounce off a Dordt player and found its way in behind Blade netminder Riley Braun. The Jacks added to their lead at 14:51 in the second period when Kaleb Juntunen put a shot in to the top right corner to put the Jacks up 2-0. An Eric Huitsing goal with 2:27 left in the second period sent the Blades to the locker room trailing 2-1.

The third period featured a total of six goals and was packed with action from start to finish. Just 53 seconds in to the period Eric Grootenboer knocked in a rebound on the power play to tie the game 2-2. Huitsing tallied his second goal of the night at 16:57 to give the Blades their first lead of the contest. At 11:08 SDSU's Zach Fischer scored on a breakaway to tie the game at 3-3. Back to back goal by Jon Gesink and Nic Enerson at 9:45 and 8:33 gave the Blades a 5-3 lead and had the Dordt faithful on their feet in the Vernon Arena. Tim Rotert cut the Dordt advantage in half with a goal at 5:18. The Jacks pulled goaltender Gil Haugan with 1:21 to play but could not get the game typing goal and the Blades were able to improve to 4-3 on their home ice this season. The win enabled three Dordt seniors, Brandon Fast, Eric Walter and Jon Gesink to end their careers in the Vernon Arena on a high note.

Riley Braun had 31 saves in goal for the Blades while Gil Haugan had 40 saves for the Jacks.

Dordt College was 1-5 on the power play while the Jacks were 0-1.

The Blades will play their final game of the season tomorrow (February 2) evening at 7:00 pm in Brookings, SD against the SDSU Jackrabbits.

Dordt's Current Record: 4-16-0-0 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 9-5-0 (0-0-0)

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final
Dordt College 0 1 4 5
South Dakota State 1 1 2 4
Dordt Goal Leaders Total
Eric Huitsing 2
Eric Grootenboer 1
Jon Gesink 1
Nic Enerson 1
Opponent Goal Leaders Total
Rotert, Tim 1
Fischer, Zach 1
Juntunen, Kaleb 1
Eldredge, Ryan 1
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Brandon Fast 3
Chris Soodsma 1
Eric Walter 1
Eric Huitsing 1
Opponent Assist Leaders Total
Snyder, Josh 2
Eldredge, Ryan 1
George, Matt 1
Anshutz, Drake 1

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