Dordt College Blades Hockey vs. Creighton
January 25, 2014
(Vernon Arena, Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Blades rebounded from a tough home loss yesterday as they snapped a four game skid with a 7-5 win over Creighton University this afternoon. The Blades improve to 5-17 on the season with the win while the Jays fall to 2-10 on the year.
The Blades took a 1-0 lead with 8:16 to play in the first period when Alex Ten Napel tallied his third goal of the season with an assist from Lucas Koomans. The Jays tied it up on a Connor Jurgensen marker exactly two minutes later. The Blades regained the lead and went up by two with goals just 34 seconds apart at 3:52 and 3:18 from David Prins (3rd) and Kevin Grootenboer (2nd). Creighton got within one with a goal coming with just four seconds left in the period from Matt Gotfryd to make it 3-2 going into the first intermission.
The Jays tied the game at 3-3 with 15:22 to play in the second period on a Blake DeJong goal. At 10:20 Dylan Bartels banged home his first goal of the season for the Blades to put Dordt back up 4-3. Gotfryd pocketed his second goal of the night at 5:09 to tie the game at 4-4 and 61 seconds later Eric Huitsing scored his ninth goal of the season to put the Blades up 5-4 going into the second intermission.
Nic Enerson scored his team leading 11th goal of the year, and the eventual game winner, at 16:40 in the third to give Dordt a two goal cushion. Ben Czarnecki tallied at 12:49 for the Jays to make it 6-5 and the scored stayed that way until the latter stages of the period. Like the Blades had had to do the night before, the Jays were force to pull their netminder Lee Noel late in the period to try to get the equalizer, but just like last night the strategy would prove unsuccessful as Dordt's Nic Enerson was able to score the empty netter with 33 seconds remaining to seal the win for the Blades.
Dordt went 0-6 on the power play and Creighton was 0-4 with the man advantage.
Lee Noel had 54 saves in goal for Creighton while Dordt netminder Riley Braun turned away 25 shots to pick up his fourth win of the year.
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The Dordt College Blades will finish off their regular season with a pair of games at home against the University of Nebraska. On Friday, January 31 the game will begin at 7:30 pm and the final contest will be held on Saturday, February 1 at 4:15 pm.
Dordt's Current Record: 6-16-0-0 (0-0-0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-10-0 (0-0-0)
|Team||Period 1||Period 2||Period 3||Final|
|Dordt Goal Leaders||Total|
|Alex Ten Napel||1|
|Opponent Goal Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Andrew De Young||3|
|Dylan Van Dyk||2|
|Opponent Assist Leaders||Total|
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