Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. University of Iowa
October 19, 2013
(Sioux Center, Iowa (Vernon Arena)) By: Sam Ekstrom, Dordt College Sports Information Student Assistant
The Dordt Blades hockey team dropped another close decision to the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday evening, falling 3-1 in a game where they never saw the lead.
Iowa opened the scoring midway through the first period with junior James Hautula beating senior keeper Riley Braun. Hautula wasn’t done, though. The forward poked in a second goal off a rebound chance later in the period to give the Hawkeyes a 2-0 advantage.
The Blades answered, however, with a power-play opportunity in the final minute of the first period. Senior David Prins sent a slot pass to senior captain Eric Huitsing, who buried the puck for his second goal of the year. It was Dordt’s first converted power play of the young season.
The Blades had several chances to tie the game in the second period, but couldn’t beat senior netminder Jeremy Fisher-Haase. Instead, the Hawkeyes retook their two-goal lead when freshman Jacob Smith blocked a shot on the defensive end, then chased after the rolling puck and glided in for a breakaway goal.
Smith’s goal would be the final scoring play of the game. Dordt outshot Iowa 10-5 in the final period and even received a five-minute power play on a major penalty to Hautula. However, they failed to erase a two-goal deficit as they had done the game prior.
The Hawkeyes outshot the Blades 26-24 for the game. They improved their record to 2-6 on the year, while Dordt dropped to 2-2.
The Blades have a quick turnaround as they embark on a three-game roadtrip to Colorado beginning Thursday, Oct. 24.
Dordt's Current Record: 2-2-0-0 (0-2-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-6-0 (0-0-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Final|
|University of Iowa||2||1||0||3|
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