Men's Varsity Hockey vs. Colorado University

L 1-2

7:30 PM - Friday, November 16, 2012
Vernon Arena, Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match

Recap

For the second time this season the Dordt Blades lose a close game to the Colorado Buffaloes by a score of 2-1 and fall to 2-10 on the season while Colorado moves to a 4-9 mark on the year.<p>
As they did on October 26 in Colorado, the Blades fell behind by 2 goals, with both goals tonight coming in the first period. Early in the first period the Buffs were able to get on the board, while on the power play, with a shot from about 15 feet out that found its way past Dordt netminder Riley Braun at 17:49. Tyson Riddell had the goal with the assist going to Robert Ash. Nate Grush knocked a goal home from right in front of the Dordt cage with 1:47 to go off an assist from Tyler Patrick to take a 2-0 lead in to the first intermission.<p>
The second period featured action early and late as a shattered section of glass in the Vernon Arena caused about a 15 minute delay at 17:49 of the period. With just a minute and 7 seconds left in the period, Tommy Dyer cut the Dordt deficit in half when he skated in and buried a quality top shelf goal in on the right side past netminder Fred Newton and the teams went to the break with Colorado up 2-1. The goal was Dyer's first of the year after just joining the Blades at the conclusion of the Dordt football season last Saturday.<p>
In spite of outshooting Colorado 10-9 in the final period the Blades could not get the game tying goal and the Buffaloes were able to kill off a penalty in the latter stages of the period to secure the win.<p>
The Buffaloes were 1-4 with the man advantage with the Dordt Blades going 0-7 on the power play.<p>
Riley Braun had 39 saves in goal for the Blades and Fred Newton turned away 24 of 25.<p>
Dordt College and Colorado will face off again tomorrow (November 17) at 4:15 pm in the Vernon Arena in Sioux Center, Iowa.

Next Up

Dordt College and Colorado will face off again tomorrow (November 17) at 4:15 pm in the Vernon Arena in Sioux Center, Iowa.