Huge Weekend Series vs Rival Alexandria

This weekend marks the first 1/3 of games this season vs rival Alexandria Blizzard.  The Warhawks have struggled early on this season, picking  up only one point in an overtime loss in Peoria this past weekend.  Despite all of that, the team prepares for this upcoming weekend the way they prepare for all games.

“It’s the type of games that come down to who wants it more,” says Head Coach Sam Posa, in his first season behind the bench with the Warhawks.  “The team that plays the hardest, and the smartest, and gets some bounces, will prevail in these games.”

Alexandria, meanwhile, sits a couple spots ahead of the Warhawks in the division, with a 4-5 record heading into their 10th game.  Last season, the Blizzard finished 3rd in the division, just 2 points out of first place.  Willmar finished 4th, clinching their first playoff appearance in their brief 2-year history.

“We have a very young team, a lot of guys that are cutting their teeth in junior hockey here in Willmar.  While this is an extremely tough division to do that, we’re confident that at some point, the climb will start to peak, and this group will begin skating with the wind at their backs, and executing at a higher level,” Mike Bowman, Associate Head Coach and Director of  Business Operations remarked. “It’s a great group of young guys, with a couple key veterans here to help them, that will fight through this battle together, and be better players and young men because of it. There is something to be said for people who go through difficult situations and never waiver.  This weekend’s games will be another test in young season.”

The Warhawks play Friday in Alexandria at 7:10 pm, before returning home for Saturday’s 7:30 start at the Willmar Civic Center.

Buy tickets online now! Enjoy our VIP deck for only $25 — includes All-you-can-eat catered food from the Green Mill, along with 3 free beverages! Best deal in town! Order tickets online to save your wait at the door! http://oc1.glitnirticketing.com/octicket/web/ev_list.php

 

Hockey Fights Cancer Night to be held Later in 2018-19 Season

Attention Warhawks Fans:

The home game on Saturday, 10/20, against Alexandria will be at 7:30 pm as scheduled, at the Willmar Civic Center.

However, we are postponing our Hockey Fights Cancer night until later in the season. The Warhawks organization feels very strongly about raising awareness and funding treatment and research for a cure , and due to a delay in jerseys and conflict on the charitable aspect, we have decided it would be much more beneficial for the cause to hold the event later in the season. Once that date is determined, we will bring it to you on our webpage, social medium and advertising channels.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support!

Online Ticket Purchases Now Available for Warhawk Games!

The Willmar Warhawks, proud members of the NA3HL, are excited to announce the launching of our new Electronic Ticketing platform for all 2018-19 Regular Season Home Games!

You can now visit our ticketing page and follow the link to order your tickets electronically, or simply click on this link: http://oc1.glitnirticketing.com/octicket/web/ev_list.php

Fans can now purchase their tickets online, and use their smart phone or tablet to store their tickets and skip the lines at the box office on game night.  You also have the ability to print out your tickets and bring them to the game for quick access through the gate as well.

In an ongoing effort to make the whole game-day experience better for the fans, we are please to invest in this new software as we branch into a new era of Warhawks Hockey!

Tickets are also available throughout the week at the Warhawks office, and at the gate on game-day, for your convenience as well.

 

Home Opener set for Saturday!

HOME OPENER THIS SATURDAY! Enjoy this special offer
for the home opener only:
 
We are running an exclusive offer for our home opener next Saturday, 10/6, for fans.
With the purchase of VIP tickets for 10/6 game, Fans can receive up to 50% off of General Admission tickets to that game. 10% off of general admission tickets for each VIP ticket purchased, up to 50%, to the home opener only! It’s Opening Night for the Willmar Warhawks. Offer is only valid with purchase through Thursday, 10/4, at 8pm. All interested fans can contact Mike Bowman, Director of Business Operations and Associate Head Coach, at 814-330-3523 or by email at mbowman@willmarwarhawks.com.
(For example, if you purchase 2 VIP tickets for 10/6, you can get 20% off of General Admission Tickets for 10/6. 3 VIP’s, 30% off of GA tickets, etc.)
Our VIP section is fully catered by Green Mill. All tickets receive all-you-can eat during the game, and 3 drink tickets to be redeemed for water, soda, or alcoholic beverages. Cost for VIP is $25 / ticket. General Admission Tickets are $11 each.
We look forward to hosting all fans on Saturday, 10/6. Doors open at 6:45, puck drops at 7:30 pm!

Posa Named New Bench Boss for Warhawks

The Willmar Warhawks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that Saverio Posa has been hired by the Warhawks to be the new Head Coach and director of Hockey Operations.  He replaces Doc Delcastillo, who resigned in the offseason.  Posa joins Mike Bowman in Willmar to lead the Warhawks this season.

Saverio “Sam” Posa is from Grand Blanc, Michigan, and enters his first year as Head Coach. He’s an instructor at Furstenau Hockey Development and is looking forward to his inaugural season as Head Coach.

After winning three State Championships and two National Championships playing with Little Caesars Amateur Hockey, Posa played four seasons of major junior in the Ontario Hockey League. He spent the majority of his OHL career with the Windsor Spitfires, where he was a member of the spectacular 2010 team that not only won the OHL playoff championship but also went on to capture the Memorial Cup. During his final season of major junior (2012-13), he was chosen to serve as the team’s captain; until a trade deadline deal traded him to the Guelph Storm.

Posa kicked off his pro career in 2013-14 with the Missouri Mavericks, who at the time played in the Central Hockey League. Mid-way through that season, however, Posa elected to leave the Mavericks for the University of Windsor, where he played parts of two seasons before returning to professional play mid-way into the 2014-15 season when he joined the Indy Fuel of the ECHL. Posa also played sixty-three regular season games with the Cincinnati Cyclones of the ECHL (16-17) and Reading Royals (2017-18).  Posa’s professional career also included playing in Europe for Cortina SG (Italy-A) and most recently in France playing for Ducs d’Angers (2017-18).

Saverio and his wife Alicia look forward to moving to Willmar and immersing themselves into the community.