Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Metro State
November 23, 2013
(Vernon Arena, Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt Blades fell 3-1 to Metro State University of Denver this afternoon in the final game of The Clash in the Corn tournament. With the loss the Blades fall to 3-13 on the year while the 10th ranked (Pacific Region) Roadrunners improve to 14-4.
After a scoreless first twenty minutes of action, that included both teams going 0 for 1 on the power play, it would be the Blades that would strike first in the second period. While on the power play, Kevin Vermeer tallied his fourth goal of the season when he buried a rebound after an initial shot from Mitchell Ten Napel at 10:59. The Dordt lead would be short-lived as the Roadrunners scored a power play goal of their own just a little over two minutes later when Shane Doerfler put a wrister in to the top right hand corner at 8:47. Forty-one seconds later, Metro broke the tie was Dan Sheehan cleaned up a rebound of a Doerfler shot. Sheehan added a second goal at 2:26 of the period to give the Roadrunners a 3-1 lead going into the second intermission.
Neither team was able to score in the third period, including a 70 second stretch at the end the game that the Blades played with netminder Riley Braun on the bench in favor of the extra attacker.
Metro State was one for six with the man advantage while the Blades converted one of their five tries on the power play.
Riley Braun had 35 saves in goal for the Blades and Nick Danzo turned away 26 shots.
Dordt will have a little less than two weeks off when they will travel to Springfield, Missouri where they will play a pair of MACHA conference games against Missouri State on December 6 and 7.
Metro State finished with a 3-0 record in the three day tournament but finish second to Colorado State, who also went 3-0 but won the tie breaker by scoring two more goals than the Roadrunners.
Dordt's Current Record: 3-13-0-0 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-4-0 (0-0-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Final|
|Dordt Goal Leaders||Total|
|Opponent Goal Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Mitchell Ten Napel||1|
|Opponent Assist Leaders||Total|
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