Junior hockey: WarHawks can't continue strong start - West Central Tribune

Junior hockey: WarHawks can’t continue strong start – West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — The WarHawks acquired off to an excellent begin, scoring twice within the first 45 seconds in opposition to Granite Metropolis, the highest group within the NA3HL West division, earlier than dropping 8-2 on Friday at Willmar Civic Heart Enviornment.

Granite Metropolis, trailing 2-0 within the second half, scored 5 objectives. Cody Weber scored two, together with the game-winning aim at 10:52. Jacob McPartland (5:50), Sam Brennan (12:45) and Finnigan Greeley (15:07) scored the opposite three objectives halfway by means of the interval.

The Lumberjacks added three extra objectives within the third interval. Goalkeeper Paul Cassin stopped 44 of 46 photographs to assist gasoline Granite Metropolis’s comeback.

Willmar totaled 71 penalty minutes on 16 infractions. Granite Metropolis put their property to good use by scoring three energy play objectives. McPartland and Greeley had power-play objectives within the second and Ashton Ericksen scored the third at 3:45 of the third interval.

The WarHawks have a good time a primary interval aim by Michael Sweetland in opposition to Granite Metropolis on Friday January 27, 2023 on the Willmar Civic Heart.

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Granite Metropolis had 12 gamers document no less than one level and 7 gamers had multi-point performances. Weber added an help to each of his objectives. Lyncoln Bielenberg-Howarth and Ericksen each had a aim and two assists.

The WarHawks’ first aim of the sport got here 35 seconds into the sport. Tyler Misialek scored his eleventh aim of the season due to an help from Gunnar Sibley.

Ten seconds later, Willmar captain Michael Sweetland discovered the again of the online for the twelfth time this season. Assists went to Hudson Zinda, who made his Willmar debut, and Luke McCarthy.

Willmar takes on the Minnesota Loons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on the Breezy Level Hockey Heart.

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Willmar’s Sam Holm runs after a unfastened puck with Granite Metropolis’s Nolan Widman (left) and Sam Brennan (proper) in opposition to Granite Metropolis on Friday, January 27, 2023, on the Willmar Civic Heart.

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Granite Metropolis 8, Willmar 2

Granite Metropolis (29-3-0-1) 0 5 3 — 8
Willmar (14-18-2-0) 2 0 0 — 2

FIRST PERIOD – (1) W: Tyler Misialek (unassisted), 0:35 … (2) W: Michael Sweetland (Hudson Zinda, Luke McCarthy), 0:45. PENALTIES: (1) GC: Finnigan Greeley (hook-minor), 12:52… (2) GC: Parker Comstock (elbow-minor), 15:37… (3) W: Jordan Fields (edged-minor) , 7:25 p.m.

SECOND PERIOD – (3) GC: Coby Weber (Luke Delzer, Paul Hulgen), 4:17… (4) GC: Jacob McPartland (unassisted), 5:50 PP… (5) GC: Weber (Lyncoln Bielenberg-Howarth), 10 : 52 … (6) GC: Sam Brennan (Zak Kennett), 12:45 … (7) GC: Tucker Skime (unassisted), 15:07 PP. PENALTIES: (4) W: Zinda (hook-minor), 4:49… (5) W: Spencer Bergman (trip-minor), 8:45… (6) W: Blaise Schutt (cut-minor), 11: 08…(7) GC: Skime (slashing-minor), 11:08…(8) W: Owen Johnston (roughing-minor), 11:24…(9) GC: Nolan Widman (roughing-minor), 11: 24 … (10) W: Sweetland (high-minor sticking), 2:16 … (11) W: McCarthy (roughing-minor), 3:07.

THIRD PERIOD – (8) GC: Ashton Ericksen (unassisted), 3:45… (9) GC: Parker Mitchell (Dezler, Kyle Mortenson), 6:16… (10) GC: Bielenberg-Howarth (Brennan, Matthew Delany) 15: 20 . PENALTIES: (12) W: Jake Hosszu (main batting), 2:41… (13) W: Hosszu (batting recreation misconduct)… (14) W: Misialek (roughing-minor), 5: 02 … (15) GC: Reed Hanus (minor stumble), 5:05 … (16) W: Nik Johnson (minor slash), 7:06 … (17) Christian Kankelfritz (minor verify from behind), 1:58…(18) GC: Parker Comstock (minor cross-check), 2:53…(19) W: Sweetland (minor interference), 3:16…(20) W: Sweetland (main unsportsmanlike conduct; ejection) , 17:51…(21) W: Sweetland (rough-minor), 17:51…(22) GC: Greeley (cutting-minor), 17:54…(23) GC: Greeley (main unsportsmanlike conduct; ejection) , 6:17 p.m. … (24) Johnson (minor slash), 7:40 p.m.

SAVED/SHORING KEEPERS – Granite Metropolis: Paul Cassin 44/46 … Willmar: Michael D’Orazio 20/28

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Braydon Buckingham of Willmar skates close to the blue line in opposition to Granite Metropolis on Friday January 27, 2023 on the Willmar Civic Heart.

Michael Lyne / West Central Tribune

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