The WarHawks defeat the Steel 4-3

The Willmar WarHawks' offense had a big night, peppering the New Ulm Steel with 26 shots throughout the game. The Willmar WarHawks took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Jack Walter.

Kyle Wendorf contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Revis Stephenson delivered for his team with 2 assists. Luc Kreuser had no trouble finding the scoresheet, adding 2 goals and Fritz Belisle chipped in with 2 assists.

During the first, Kreuser opened the scoring for the Steel with a goal at 5:58 with a helper from defenseman Kjome. Nagel put in a goal at 14:41 with helpers from Mordini and Belisle. Shea quickly followed with a goal at 15:14 with assists from his teammates Koester and Stephenson.

In the second period, Kreuser answered for the Steel with a goal at 4:17 with helpers from Woytcke and Belisle. Dobberstein answered for the WarHawks with a goal at 11:17 with assists from his linemates, Wendorf and Cooper. Wendorf netted a goal at 18:38 with helpers from his linemates, Oelkers and Stephenson.

In the third, Walter deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:50 with assists from his linemates, Dixon and Nugent.

Willmar’s victory was in no doubt helped out by Weissenborn’s big night as he stopped 34 of the 37 shots he faced. On the other hand, Weissenborn’s counterpart, Albers, and New Ulm’s defense did not have such a great night allowing 4 goals in 26 shots.

This victory brings the Willmar WarHawks’ record to (44-42-4-2)

The WarHawks defeat the Lumberjacks 2-1

The Willmar WarHawks' offense had a big night, peppering the Granite City Lumberjacks with 28 shots throughout the game. The Willmar WarHawks took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Nathan Ackerman.
During the second period, Buhl opened the scoring for Granite City with a goal at 12:07 with helpers from his teammates Lund and Dahl.
In the third, Oelkers finally put Willmar on the board with a goal at 12:48 with assists from his linemates, Shea and Tilly. Ackerman quickly followed with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 13:00 with helpers from Gast and Wendorf.

The WarHawks’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Weissenborn as he stopped 20 of the 21 shots he faced. Weissenborn’s counterpart, Mulligan, also had a big night, managing to stop 26 of 28, but ultimately fell short.
This win brings the Willmar WarHawks’ record to (40-42-4-2)

Willmar beats North Iowa in OT

Willmar War Hawks 4 vs. North Iowa Bulls 3 (OT)

Wyatt Toll scored early in OT for the Willmar WarHawks to push them to a 4-3 OT win against the North Iowa Bulls. Max Oelkers, Braden Shea, and Leonardo Ewald scored in regulation for the WarHawks, and Tyler Bump, Josh Arnold, and Lucas McKinnon netted goals for the Bulls.

Defensively, Alex Cathcart made 33 saves for Willmar, and Brady Meyers stopped 29 shots  for North Iowa.