The Waldorf Warriors played host to fourth-ranked Iowa State University for their final home series of the season.  Entering the weekend Waldorf held a 12-0-1 mark at home, and Saturday showed their home ice advantage once more.  The Warriors fell behind 1-0 after one period of play, but were able to post two scored during the second.

Aaron Bevers (Fr-Fridley, MN) scored the power play goal at the 10:50 mark to tie the game at 1-1.  They used the momentum to score the go-ahead goal at 12:37 off the stick of Brent Putney (So-White Bear Lake, MN).  The Cyclones would net the equalizer at the 16:04 mark.  After two periods, it remained knotted at 2-2.

Waldorf would emerge victorious after Derrick Barnes (Fr-Mason City, IA) netted the game-winning goal at 12:33 in the third period.  The Cyclones held the advantage on the offensive attack racking up 46 shots, but goalie, Robert Cordes (Fr-Polk City, IA) was able to record 44 saves on the night.

Iowa State jumped ahead early in the second game of the series.  The Cyclones’ Ludvicek netted a power play goal just 1:28 into the first period.  The Warriors would not answer until the second period when Jesse Orttel (So-Isanti, MN) scored on a power play at the 2:24 mark.  Following the goal the Cyclones sought the equalizer, as the Warriors skated two players down due to penalties.  Waldorf was able to kill most of the power play, but the Cyclones snuck in their second goal before the power play ran out.  That goal would be the difference as Iowa State took the 2-1 victory.

Michael Nelson (So-Blaine, MN) got the start in goal and collected 33 saves on 35 shots from the Cyclones.  After the weekend the Warriors move to 20-6-1 on the season and will begin WCCHA tournament play on Friday in Blaine, Minnesota.

Saturday, February 2nd

#14 Waldorf College 3

#4 Iowa State University 2

Waldorf Scoring Plays:

2nd Period:

10:50 WC A Bevers (C Weber, Taylor) PP

12:37 WC Putney (A Bevers)

3rd Period:

12:33 WC Barnes (Frost, Palmer) GWG


WC – Cordes (46 shots-44 saves)

Sunday, February 3rd

#4 Iowa State University 2

#14 Waldorf College 1

Waldorf Scoring Plays

2nd Period:

2:24 WC Orttel (Popinga) PP


WC Nelson (35 shots-33 saves)

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Cody Clark