Hockey to Play Nebraska on the Road

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Hockey to Play Nebraska on the Road

THE GAME

Dordt hockey is scheduled to travel to Lincoln for two matchups with the Nebraska Cornhuskers. The Defenders are playing in their final games before having a month away for Christmas. Friday's game will begin at 7:00 PM with Saturday's opening faceoff at 1:30 PM.

COVERAGE

Follow the game live online at the following links:

Nebraska Livestream

NEBRASKA

Nebraska enters this weekend's series with a record of 10-4-0. The Huskers are led in scoring by Brendan Hill, who has 12 goals on the season. Justin Bonthuis leads the team in assists and points, totaling 22 points on 12 assists and 10 goals. Nebraska has split time in goal between Bennett Stanchfield and Alex Kopf, with Stanchfield accumulating a record of 6-1 and Kopf a 3-3 mark in goal. As a team, Nebraska allows an average of 3.84 goals per game

DORDT

The Defenders have a record of 10-4-0 and have 18 points in the ACHA standings. Dawson Kaemingh is the leading goal scorer for Dordt with 10 recorded goals. He is also tied for the most assists on the team with Kyle Espenson, both with 12 assists. Hayden Stevens has started eight games in goal for the Defenders, taking a 5-3 record into this contest. Between Stevens and Jackson Cross, Dordt is allowing 2.59 goals per game.

LAST TIME

Nebraska went 2-0 versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee their last time out. The Huskers won 8-2 on Friday at 8-3 on Saturday. Cody Walters was the leading scorer for Nebraska, netting two goals on Friday and three in game two. Bennett Stanchfield picked up 32 saves on 34 total shots.

Dordt hosted Creighton for two games that saw the Defenders go 1-1. Game one was a 5-4 loss in which the Bluejays scored three goals in a row to take the win in the final minute. Alex Espenson had three goals in the loss. The next day, the Defenders bounced back with an 8-1 win in which Dawson Kaemingh had a hat trick and Hayden Stevens stopped 29 shots.

THE SERIES

Dordt and Nebraska last faced each other in the 2019 MACHA Playoffs in Springfield, Illinois. Nebraska moved on with a 7-6 win over Dordt after coming back from a 4-1 deficit in the third period. Logan Visser, Jacob Petrie, and Rylan Brue all had two goals in the loss.

ACHA STANDINGS TOP-10

New Mexico (17-1-0; 34 PTS)

Grand Valley State (16-1-0; 32 PTS)

Arkansas (15-2-0; 30 PTS)

Hope (14-0-0; 28 PTS)

Air Force (12-3-0; 25 PTS)

Notre Dame (11-2-0; 23 PTS)

Nebraska (10-4-0; 20 PTS)

Missouri State (10-8-0; 20 PTS)

Wisconsin-Milwaukee (10-12-0; 20 PTS)

Dordt (9-4-0; 18 PTS)