Eric Van Laren scored a goal off assists from Logan Visser and Adrian Visser but the host Colorado-Colorado Springs secured a 4-1 victory in game one of Dordt's three game swing into Colorado.
Bryce Andry was in net for the Blades.
The contest as tied 1-1 after the first period with Van Laren getting his goal near the end of the period. Colorado Springs then added a goal in the eighth, 13th and final minute of the second period for the 4-1 victory.
Total shots on goal were not kept.