Hockey to Battle the Bluejays

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Hockey to Battle the Bluejays

THE GAME

Dordt hockey plays their final two games before Thanksgiving break versus the Creighton Bluejays this weekend. Opening faceoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM on Friday and 1:00 PM on Saturday. Both games will be played at Vernon Arena.

COVERAGE

Follow the game live online at the following links:

Dordt Media Network Livestream

Tickets

CREIGHTON

Creighton has a 4-8-0 record with 12 points in the ACHA standings. The Bluejays' leading scorer is Matthew Kocourek with 11 this year. He also leads the team in points with 19. Zach Kubicek has 12 assists to go along with six goals scored.

DORDT

The Defenders have a record of 9-3-0 and have 26 points in the ACHA standings. They are sitting just ahead of their next opponent, Nebraska, which has 24 points. The leading goal scorer for Dordt is Noah Wilmes with 12 goals. Kyle Espenson and Dawson Kaemingh have the lead in points for the Defenders with 19, and Kaemingh has 12 assists on the season.

LAST TIME

Creighton's last two games were forfeits versus Kansas. The previous outing for Creighton was against Nebraska, where the Bluejays lost two to the Huskers. Both games ended in a 5-3 decision. RJ Moffat led Creighton in goals scored with two goals on the weekend.

Dordt is coming off of a 2-0 weekend versus a Missouri State team that was fifth in the ACHA standings. The Defenders won Friday's game 4-2 as Jacob Petrie scored two goals. Dordt defeated the Bears again on Saturday 2-1 as Sam DeJong broke a 1-1 tie with 12 minutes to go in the final period.

THE SERIES

This will be the first matchup since the 2019-20 season between the Defenders and the Bluejays. Dordt went 1-3 in four games against Creighton, with the most recent contest ending in a 9-6 loss in Omaha.

ACHA STANDINGS TOP-10

New Mexico (15-1-0; 45 PTS)

Grand Valley State (14-1-0; 42 PTS)

Air Force (12-3-0; 36 PTS)

Hope (12-0-0; 34 PTS)

Notre Dame (11-2-1; 34 PTS)

Arkansas (10-2-0; 30 PTS)

Missouri State (10-8-0; 29 PTS)

Iowa State (8-3-0; 25 PTS)

Miami (8-3-0; 25 PTS)

Milwaukee School of Engineering (8-2-0; 24 PTS)