Luke Fry came up big, stopping 22 of 27 shots throughout the game. The Granite City Lumberjacks took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Brandon Bissett.
Jordan Cooper delivered for his team with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and Zach Martin had a busy night with 2 assists. Brandon Bissett contributed with 2 goals and Owen Sikich did his part, adding 3 points (2 goals, 1 assist).
In the first period, Salz opened the scoring for the Lumberjacks with a goal at 16:25 with helpers from teammates Altena and Baker.
In the second, Bissett deposited a goal at 1:00 with a helper from his linemate Sikich. Dixon finally put the WarHawks on the board with a goal at 6:39 with assists from his linemates, Martin and Cooper. Bissett answered for the Lumberjacks with what turned out to be the game winning goal at 10:19 with an assist from Neu.
In the third, Cooper answered for Willmar with a goal at 2:43 with helpers from Martin and Toll. Sikich quickly followed with a goal at 4:24 with assists from Altena and Beyer. Sommers netted a goal at 6:34 with helpers from Pearson and Salz. Sikich quickly followed with a goal at 8:29 with an assist from defenseman Salz.
This loss brings the Willmar WarHawks’ record to (11-10-1-0).