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Hockey Plays Creighton Twice This Weekend

Posted: November 21st, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Hockey

On the Docket…

The Defender hockey team hosts Creighton on Friday and Saturday, November 22 and 23. The Friday night contest is a 7:00 start and Saturday’s game is a 1:00 puck drop.

The Foe…

Creighton is 1-8-1 this season and has a win over Missouri, 7-1, on November 1 and a tie with Missouri State on September 27.

The Jays have been outscored 56-25 so far this season. Isaac Lamppa has a team high five goals and he also has five assists. Branden Chamberlain has four goals and seven assists and Mason Carstens has two goals and a team high eight assists.

Ben Roberts has played 630 minutes in goal with a 4.48 goals allowed average and has 328 saves.

The Defenders…

The Defenders are 3-7 this season and have been outscored 48-31.  Eli Visscher has a team high seven goals and five assists and Logan Visser has five goals and three assists. Jaren Brue has four goals and six assists. Fred Bullock also has four goals and Sam De Jong has three. Bryce Andry and David Burns have each played 300 minutes in goal with Andry making 198 saves and Burns 197.  Burns has allowed 5.4 goals per contest and Andry 4.2.

Last Time…

Nebraska beat Creighton 4-2 on November 17. Creighton led 2-1 after two periods but Nebraska scored three in the third period to forge the win. Branden Chamberlain and Matthew Kocourek each had goals for the Jays and Roberts was in goal and made 41 saves while facing 45 shots.

Missouri State beat Dordt on November 16 by a 7-3 score.  Dordt got down 6-1 after two periods.  Dordt cut into the lead with goals by Jaren Brue and Eli Visscher but Missouri State sealed it with a goal a little over 11 minutes into the final period.   Brue’s goal was his second of the game.  Burns was in goal and had 28 saves.

The Series…

Dordt and Creighton played four times last season with Dordt winning the final game of the season 3-0. Bryce Andry was in goal and earned a shutout while facing 47 shots. Rylan Brue had two goals and Caleb Groot added goal for the 3-0 win.

What’s Next…

The Defenders are back in action on December 6 on the road at Creighton. Dordt will then be off until January 17 and 18 when the Defenders host Nebraska-Omaha.