WarHawks split 2-game series

Willmar WarHawks split two-game series

See how the WarHawks went 1-1 this weekend against Peoria

 

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Willmar WarHawks forward Tony Brings scores on a wrist shot during Saturday's game against Peoria from the Willmar Civic Center. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune
Willmar WarHawks forward Tony Brings scores on a wrist shot during Saturday’s game against Peoria from the Willmar Civic Center. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — In a two-game series against the Peoria Mustangs, the Willmar WarHawks earned a split over the weekend at the Willmar Civic Center.

On Saturday, the WarHawks raced ahead to a 4-0 advantage before holding on in the final period for a 4-3 win.

Less than 12 hours later, the two teams returned to the ice on Sunday, when Mustangs notched four goals in first and third periods to capture a 8-4 triumph.

In their victory, the WarHawks broke out to a 3-0 lead in the first period when forward Marquez Ginger, Tony Brings and Jake Santarelli each put the puck in the back of the net.

Midway through the next period, Santarelli collected his second goal of the game before the visitors responded when George Giese put them on the scoreboard. Peoria got scores from Austin Keil and Connor Bennett, but Luke Weberg fought off the rally. The Willmar goaltender picked up 37 saves to pick up the win.

Entering the final 20 minutes of action on Sunday, Willmar only trailed 4-2 after second-period goals from Brings and forward Josh Hoffman. However, the hosts would not get closer.

Next, the WarHawks will travel to Blaine to take on the Missoula Junior Bruins at 7:15 p.m. Sunday.

Willmar WarHawks forward Dylan Svoboda chases after a loose puck during Saturday's game against Peoria from the Willmar Civic Center. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune
Willmar WarHawks forward Dylan Svoboda chases after a loose puck during Saturday’s game against Peoria from the Willmar Civic Center. Patrick Bernadeau/West Central Tribune

Peoria 8, Willmar 4

Peoria\u0009\u00094\u0009\u00094 — 8
Willmar\u0009\u00092\u00092 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – (1) Connor Henderson (Dillan Bentley, Zachary Eddington), 6:52 … (2) P: Tristan Trudel (Bentley, Austin Keil), 12:46, PP … (3) P: George Giese (unassisted), 17:53 … (4) P: Atticus Helfer (Jaycob Bland), 18:28. PENALTIES: (1) W: Trent Sylvester (cross checking, minor), 8:16 … (2) W: Jeremiah Lebsack (holding, minor), 12:17 … (3) P: Jared Wisely (roughing, minor) 15:03
SECOND PERIOD – (5) W: Tony Brings (Brandon Holt), 2:14 … (6) W: Josh Hoffman (Marquez Ginger), 10:47. PENALTIES: (4) P: Wisely (roughing, minor), 2:12 … (5) W: Perry (cross checking, minor), 9:23 … (6) P: Tristan Trudel (head contact, minor), 10:04 … (7) P: Wisely (roughing, minor), 17:41 … (8) P: Wisely (continuing altercation, 10-minute misconduct), 17:41 … (9) W: Brings (continuing altercation, 10-minute misconduct), 17:41 … (10) W: Perry (roughing, minor), 17:41 … (11) W: Perry (slashing, minor), 17:41 … (12) W: Perry (continuing altercation, 10-minute misconduct), 17:41
THIRD PERIOD – (7) P: Bentley (Connor Bennet, Ryan Payne), 2:53 … (8) P: Quinton Murphy (Bentley), 4:16 … (9) W: Danny Klatt (Justin Ohnstad), 6:35 … (10) P: Keil (Ian McHenry), 14:29 … (11) W: Hoffman (Caleb Brownell, Holt), 17:47 … (12) P: Eddington (Bentley), 18:38. PENALTIES: (13) P: Bennett (roughing, minor) 4:35 … (14) P: Trudel (roughing, minor), 8:30 … (15) W: Sylvester (tripping, minor), 8:30 … (16) P: Eddington (slashing, minor), 15:38
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Peoria: Cole Walter 25/29 … Willmar: Gunnar Banks 9/12 …Luc Haggitt 21/26

 

Results Saturday

Willmar 4, Peoria 3

Peoria\u0009\u0009\u00091\u00092 — 3
Willmar\u00093\u00091\u00090 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – (1) W: Marquez Ginger (unassisted), 2:30 … (2) W: Tony Brings (Brandon Holt, Logan Starkey), 4:42, PP … (3) W: Jake Santarelli (Holt), 11:27. PENALTIES: (1) P: Connor Bennett (slashing, minor) 3:10 … (2) P: Zachary Eddington (holding, minor), 8:03 … (3) P: Dillan Bentley (charging, minor) 17:09 … (4) W: Angelo Perry (roughing, minor), 17:09
SECOND PERIOD – (4) W: Santarelli (Danny Klatt, Trent Sylvester), 11:04, PP … (5) P: George Giese (Jared Wisely), 14:01, PP. PENALTIES: (5) P: Eddington (cross checking, minor), 9:33 … (6) W: Perry (interference, minor), 12:09 … (7) W: Caleb Brownell (checking from behind, minor), 19:34
THIRD PERIOD – (6) P: Austin Keil (Bentley, Bennett), 7:04 … (7) P: Bennett (Keil), 15:27. PENALTIES: (8) W: Sylvester (tripping, minor) 4:26 … (8) W: Ginger (cross checking, minor), 15:22

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Peoria: Jaden Gardner 14/17 … Cole Walter 15/16 … Willmar: Luke Weberg 37/40