2012-13 Hockey Roster


2012 Men's Varsity Hockey

# Name Height Weight Position(s) Year Hometown
1 Reuben Van Gaalen 6-1 200 Goalie SO Sioux Center, Iowa

2011-2012...was a reserve netminder for the Blades in his freshman season.

Before Dordt...played for the Sioux Center Storm where he garnered the team MVP award and had the highest save percentage his senior season.

2 Jon Gesink 6-1 170 Defense SR Centennial, Colorado

2011-2012...Gesink will return for his 5th season as a Dordt Blade...had 4 goals and 5 assists as a starting blueliner.

2010-2011...a mainstay on the Dordt blue line, Gesink led the Blades with 18 assists and added 2 goals for 20 points on the season.

2009-2010...scored 4 goals and 19 assists while playing in all 24 games on defense for the Blades.

2008-2009...was a solid blue-liner for the Blades in his freshman season and played in all 31 of Dordt’s games...finished the season with 2 goals and 12 assists and a plus 35.

Before Dordt...played Arapahoe Major AA in 2006-2007.

3 Andrew Ter Haar 6-1 190 Defense SO Sioux Center, Iowa

2011-2012...had a goal and 3 assist for 4 points during freshman season.

Before Dordt...played for Sioux Center for 7 years, since the opening of the rink, 5 years for the Tornadoes and 2 years on the Sioux Center Storm...was captain 3 years for the Tornadoes and 2 for the Storm.

4 Chris Soodsma 5-11 198 Defense FR Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

Before Dordt...played for the Woodland Wild and the PHL Bulldogs in Rocky Mountain House.

5 Mitchell Ten Napel 6-0 165 Defense FR Sioux Center, Iowa
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6 Chase VanGaalen 6-3 205 Defense JR Foremost, Alberta

2011-2012...had 3 assists for Dordt in sophomore season.

2010-2011...had a goal and an assist in his freshman campaign for the Blades.

Before Dordt...attended Foremost High School where he helped his school to a provincial titles in basketball in 2009 and volleyball in 2010...named MVP in basketball and co-senior high athlete of the year in 2010.

7 David Prins 6-3 195 Forward JR Foremost, Alberta

2011-2012...had 9 points in sophomore year, scoring 4 goals and adding 5 assists for the Blades.

2010-2011...added one assist for the Blades in his freshman season.

Before Dordt...attended Foremost High School where he helped his school to a provincial titles in basketball in 2009 and volleyball in 2010.

8 Andrew De Young 6-1 200 Defense JR Sioux Center, Iowa

2011-2012...had 2 goals and 11 assists for the Blades for 13 points during sophomore year.

2010-2011...a consistent blue liner for the Blades in his freshman season.

Before Dordt...De Young attended Western Christian while playing for the Sioux Center Storm...had 5 goals and 7 assists while playing forward and defense for the Storm last season...helped Western Christian to a 2010 Lakes Conference Championship in baseball...named academic all-state in hockey.

9 Kevin Ypma 6-0 140 Defense SO Tillsonburg, Ontario

2011-2012...had a goal and 7 assists for Dordt College in freshman year.

Before Dordt...played for the Tillsonburg Tornadoes and attended London District Christian Secondary School.

10 Eric Huitsing 5-11 182 Forward JR Edmonton, Alberta

2011-2012...finished the year as the top goal scorer with 17 tallies to go along with 10 helpers for 27 points.

2010-2011...finished the season 5th in scoring for the Blades with 7 goals and 4 assists for 11 points.

Before Dordt...Huitsing attended Edmonton Christian High School and competed in the Edmonton Minor Hockey League Northeast Zone.

11 Dylan Van Dyk 6-2 160 Forward FR Coaldale, Alberta

Before Dordt...played with the Coaldale Canadians and competed in the Old Timers Hockey Challenge with some previous NHL players.

12 Kevin Grootenboer 5-11 155 Forward FR Chatham, Ontario

Before Dordt...played in the Midget/Juvenile House League in Chatham, Ontario where he finished the regular season as the third top scorer.

14 Tommy Dyer 5-8 150 Forward FR Longmont, Colorado

Before Dordt...played in the Colorado High School League and played Midget Minor A. Played in 51 games over the last 2 seasons, scoring 24 goals and adding 13 assists.

15 Eric Walter 6-3 195 Defense SR Johnston, Iowa

2011-2012...tallied 2 goals and added 6 assists for the Blades during junior season.

2010-2011...had 3 assists on the season as a defenseman for the Blades.

2009-2010…Walter contributed 4 goals and 10 assists for the Blades in 21 games played…Before Dordt… Walter competed for the Des Moines Jr. Bucs.

16 Eric Grootenboer 5-11 155 Forward JR Chatham, Ontario

2011-2012...finished in a three way tie for third in points with 13 on 10 goals and 3 assists.

2010-2011...tallied one goal for the Blades in his freshman season...also plays on the Defenders soccer team.

Before Dordt...in his last season in Major Bantam, Grootenboer captained the team, won the scoring title and was named the MVP of the Chatham based league...Eric helped his team hoist the CMHL Day of Champions trophy and the Glencoe Tournament trophy in 2006...Grootenboer also plays soccer at Dordt.

17 Seth Mundorf 5-11 180 Forward FR Ballwin, Missouri

Before Dordt...played hockey for Westminster Christian Academy in St. Louis.

18 Nic Enerson 6-0 185 Forward SO Byron, Minnesota

2011-2012...tallied 4 goals and 6 assists in his first year of collegiate hockey for the Blades.

Before Dordt...played high school hockey for the Dodge County Wildcats...had 14 goals and 13 assists in 26 games his senior season...will also play baseball at Dordt.

19 Brandon Fast 6-1 185 Center SR Windom, Minnesota

2011-2012...led the team with 28 points on 13 goals and 15 assists...the 15 assists was also tops for the Blades.

2010-2011...topped the Dordt Blades scoring chart with a team leading 20 goals to go along with 10 assists for 30 points...played in all 23 contests...tied Jordan Janz with a team high 7 power play goals.

2009-2010...Fast joined the Blades after the Christmas break and added more depth to the Blades line-up…had 4 goals and 5 assists for 9 points in 11 games.

Before Dordt...played for the Windom Area Eagles where he garnered all-conference recognition his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and also captained the team his last two years. As a freshman was a conference honorable mention.

20 Kevin Vermeer 6-0 180 Forward JR Lansing, Illinois

2011-2012...had 3 goals and 2 assists for Dordt College in sophomore season.

2010-2011...played in half of the Blades contests on the year.

Before Dordt...attended Illiana Christian High School.

21 Jeremy van Woerden 5-9 140 Forward JR Abbotsford, British Columbia

2011-2012...had 2 goals and an assist for the Blades, also runs cross country at Dordt.

2010-2011...saw limited action in his freshman season for the Blades, appearing in 13 contests.

Before Dordt: attended Abbotsford Christian and played in the Fraser Valley Christian Hockey League…had 9 goals and 10 assists in 23 games…named top defenseman and helped team to the FVCJHA championship in 2008, received MVP and most sportsmanlike award and was named the top male athlete in his high school

22 Dylan Postman 5-11 185 Forward SO Nobleford, Alberta

2011-2012...added 3 assists for the Blades in his freshman season.

Before Dordt...played competitively in Lethbridge, Alberta.

23 Andrew De Haan 6-1 180 Defense SO Sioux Center, Iowa

2011-2012...played in 19 games, scoring once and assisting on 6 goals.

Before Dordt...played for the Sioux Center Storm JV team that placed 3rd at state last season...was 3rd in points for the Storm with 13 goals and 5 assists.

30 Riley Braun 5-11 160 Goalie JR Altona, Manitoba

2011-2012...spent over 1100 minutes between the pipes for the Blades posted a save percentage of .873 and a goals against average of 4.60.

2010-2011...played 16 games in goal for the Blades, posting a .861 save percentage and a goals against average of 5.36...was in net for all 5 Dordt wins.

Before Dordt...attended and played for the W.C. Miller Collegiate Aces…had 14 wins and 5 losses in 1,177 minutes played with a 2.80 GAA and a .912 save percentage…selected to the Pembina Valley All-Star Team…winner of the Breakaway Challenge in All-Star Skills Competition…2009-2010 MVP for the W.C. Miller Aces