WarHawks Tryouts

Want to be a WarHawk?! We are hosting our invite-only tryout camp August 24-26 at the MAC in St. Cloud, MN.
Contact Coach Kirk Olimb (kolimb@willmarwarhawks.com)  for details and with all inquiries. Best of luck to all participants and go ‘Hawks!!

WarHawks win to force Game 3 in Mason City

Hold off any division title celebration. North Iowa Bulls arrived in St. Cloud leading the best-of three series 1-0 after winning Game 1 at home on Friday night. Willmar WarHawks had other ideas though as they took Game 2 by the score of 2-1 to force the deciding Game 3.

Cal Nauss scored the only goal of the first period to give the Bulls the lead. It would be the only shot that got past WarHawks goaltender Lukas Haugen.

Gavin Uckele got Willmar on the board at 16:57 of the second with an assist from Alex Kupka. With the game tied 1-1 the WarHawks would carry that momentum into the final frame.

It didn’t take long after the puck dropped in the third as Nate Cox scored the eventual game winner just :58 in. Nate Jangula earned the lone assist on the Cox tally, his first of the playoffs.

Like Game 1, the WarHawks again held a shot advantage in the game. Willmar ended with 38 shots on goal while Haugen turned away 26 of 27 shots by the Bulls.

The series finale now shifts back to Mason City for Game 3 on Sunday. A berth to the NA3HL Fraser Cup finals along with the West Division title will be on the line. Game time at Mason City Arena is scheduled for 5:30 PM.

North Iowa take Game 1; WarHawks host on Saturday

Regular season NA3HL West Division winner North Iowa Bulls showed their experience on Friday winning Game 1 of the division finals 4-2 over the visiting Willmar WarHawks. The Bulls are now one win away from a trip to the Fraser Cup finals, leading the best-of three series 1-0.

Two third period goals from Max Savaloja powered the Bulls in the series opener while Carson Jones and Caden Smith also scored.

Isaiah Thomas scored in the first period for Willmar to tie the game at 1-1. North Iowa lead 3-1 in the third before Dylan Gajewski got the WarHawks back within a goal.

Willmar outshot the Bulls 32-31 in the game.

The series now moves north as the WarHawks host Game 2 at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 PM. It’s a must-win game for Willmar who will look to send the series back to Mason City for a potential Game 3 on Sunday.

Tickets for Saturday are available online https://tickets.willmarwarhawks.com/events/16360-north-iowa-bulls-vs-willmar-warhawks

West Division Finals matchup set

The NA3HL West Division Finals are set! Willmar WarHawks will face the regular season winner North Iowa Bulls in a best-of three series.
Game 1 is set to take place on Friday in Mason City. Their will be a WarHawks fan bus making the trip. Cost is $25 (adult) or $15 (youth) and seating is limited. Call 320-894-0205 to reserve your spot now!
The WarHawks will host Game 2 on Saturday, but due to ice availability the game will take place at the St. Cloud Municipal Athletic Complex (home of the St. Cloud Norsemen). Game time is scheduled for 7:30 PM.
If the series is tied the Bulls will host Game 3 on Sunday in Mason City.