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)