WarHawks lose their home-opener
WILLMAR — After more than a month of playing away from home, the Willmar WarHawks got their first game Saturday night at the Willmar Civic Center Arena.
The WarHawks lost the home-opener 6-1 to the New Ulm Steel in an NA3HL game.
New Ulm (3-2-0-0) led 2-0 in the first period before the WarHawks (4-3-0-1) scored.
Dylan Svoboda, a forward from Austin, scored his sixth goal of the season at 17:35. Assists went to Brandon Holt and Eli Slagter. Slagter is a left wing from Willmar. Holt is from Madison Heights, Mich.
The Steel made it 3-1 through two periods and then scored three times in the third period to put the game away.
The WarHawks return to action at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Breezy Point to play the Breezy Point North Stars. The North Stars are 3-6-1-0 in the NA3HL’s West Division, behind the first-place North Iowa Bulls (9-1-0-0), the Granite City Lumberjacks (6-1-0-0) and Willmar and ahead of New Ulm and the Alexandria Blizzard (3-3-0-0).
Willmar then plays Oct. 25 at Alexandria before returning home to play the Blizzard at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Willmar Civic Center Arena.