Offseason Update

Jun 29, 2018

The Willmar Warhawks, proud members of the NA3HL, are looking forward to their 3rd season in Willmar, and expect it to be the best one yet.  In addition to continually improving the product on the ice, the organization is striving to enhance the Warhawks standing in the community, raise awareness and build relationships with non-profits and good causes, create new and lasting business partnerships and amplify the fan experience at the games.

“We are looking to get our players more involved in the community, volunteering, working with kids,  and helping to promote our business partners,” said Mike Bowman, Director of Business Operations and Associate Head Coach. “It is our goal each year, to make sure that when our players leave after the season, Willmar and the surrounding communities are better than they were when they arrived. While we understand that we are only a small part of the community, our impact can be a positive one that will last.”

Bowman continued, “We plan to have a lot more buzz and excitement at the games, in the stands and the arena.  A renewed effort on the entertainment value, in addition to the level of play, is an ongoing initiative with this organization.”

The Warhawks have several updates and reminders for the coming months and season.

1.)  Billeting — The Warhawks still a need for some additional billet families.  There will be an informational meeting for anyone interested in finding out more about the billeting program, to be held at 7pm, on Wednesday, July 11th, at the Warhawks office at the Willmar Civic Center.

2.) Birthday Parties — The Warhawks will be hosting birthday parties this year during home games.  More information will be available on packages shortly, but there is a limited amount parties available.  Once the schedule is released, the Warhawks will be taking reservations. For more information, email

3.) Golf Outing — The Warhawks 2nd Annual Golf Outing will be held on Friday, September 7th, at 1pm at Eagle Creek Golf Course.  4-somes and hole sponsors are now being accepted.  Please email for more information or to register.

4.) Group Outings and Business Partnerships — Interested in having your business out to the VIP deck for a Warhawks game?  How about advertising inside the arena or with the Warhawks during games?  Do you have a group that would like to come to a Warhawks game and garner recognition or raise awareness for a cause?  Email for more information or to set up a meeting.

5.)  New Opponents — This season, the North Iowa Bulls and the Rochester Grizzlies have been added to the strongest division in tier-3 junior hockey.  They join the Warhawks, New Ulm Steel, Granite City Lumberjacks, Breezy Point North Stars and Alexandria Blizzard to make up the West Division.  Each opponent will play 3 games here in Willmar.  Additionally, the Warhawks will host Wausau and Peoria in out-of-division contests for 2 games each this season.

6.) Promotional Nights — The Warhawks will be hosting promotional nights to raise awareness for several causes throughout the 2018-19 Season.  The list of those can be found by clicking here.  If you’d like to find out more about being a part of any of these nights, please email

The schedule for the Willmar Warhawks will be released sometime in July.  Stay tuned to our webpage, and follow us on Facebook @willmarwarhawks.