The WarHawks are in the middle of the their busiest time of the year. Last week, they went 1-2. The WarHawks lost a tough one at home last Wednesday to the Mason City Toros 6-1. It was a tight one after one with the Toros leading 1-0, but then 3 unanswered goals in the 2nd game the Toros some breathing room. Tyler Misialek netted his 5th of the season on the power play early in the second, but that’s all the WarHawks would get. The WarHawks then hit the road for a weekend series with the one of the better teams in the NA3HL, the Oregon Tradesmen. The WarHawks won on Friday night 6-5 in overtime. The Warhawks scored 3 goals to start the game off as Luke McCarthy, Mike Sweetland and Sam Holm got the WarHawks going. But, the Tradesmen then scored a pair of goals 30 seconds apart to get back into it and it was a 3-2 lead after 1 for the WarHawks. Oregon kept the pressure on. They scored 3 times in the 2nd for a 6-3 lead after 2. The WarHawks kept fighting and Sam Holm scored 1:25 into the 3rd and Luc Corbin tied the game at the 6:39 mark of the 3rd period. The game went to overtime where on the power play Connor Garcia buried the game winner.
Saturday night’s game was all Oregon as they outshot the WarHawks 77-20 and shutout the WarHawks 6-0. The WarHwks had a hard time staying out of the penalty box as the Tradesmen had numerous power play opportunities. The WarHawks finish off the pre-holiday portion of their schedule with 5 games in 7 days.
Wednesday night the WarHawks host Alexandria and then Friday night Mason City visits the Willmar Civic Center Arena. You can get tickets at willmarwarhawks.com. After the homestand Willmar is off to the NA3HL Showcase in Blaine, MN. Details on that can be found at na3hl.com.
Tyler Misialek plays the puck along the boards