The WarHawks fall to the Blizzard 5-4

The Willmar WarHawks' defense had a poor night, allowing the Alexandria Blizzard 33 shots throughout the game. The Alexandria Blizzard took the lead before the halfway point in the third on a goal from Brenden Payne.

Peyton Bolstad chipped in with 2 goals and Keegan Bauman contributed with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Josiah Roen did his part, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist) and Marshall Tschida delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).

During the first, Meister opened the scoring for the Blizzard with a goal at 9:16 with helpers from his teammates Roen and Miner. Bolstad quickly followed with a goal at 10:58 with helpers from Swope and Dixon.

In the second period, Tschida answered for Alexandria with a goal at 0:59 with assists from Frerichs and Meister. Shea answered for the WarHawks with a goal at 7:53 with helpers from Toll and Bauman. Bauman netted a goal at 11:24 with assists from Holt and Takashima. Bolstad quickly followed with a goal at 12:59 with helpers from his linemates, Bauman and Dixon. Roen answered for the Blizzard with a goal at 18:24 with assists from Meister and Andres.

In the third, Roen netted a goal at 3:35 with helpers from Tschida and Frerichs. Payne deposited what turned out to be the game winning goal at 9:08 with assists from Johnson and Giorgio.

This loss brings the Willmar WarHawks’ record to (20-19-4-0).