WILLMAR — The Willmar WarHawks had a four-game winning streak snapped Saturday night in their 5-4 NA3HL loss to the Breezy Point North Stars.

Willmar scored three second-period goals to tie it at 3-3. But, Breezy Point scored two quick goals to start the third period and take control of the game at the Willmar Civic Center.

Brett Reed and Jordan Linder scored at 1:28 and 2:07 of the third period to give the North Stars a 5-3 lead.

Jake Santarelli scored at 18:52 to cut it to 5-4. But that’s as close as the Warhawks would get.

Willmar plays at 7:10 p.m. Friday against the New Ulm Steel at the New Ulm Civic Center. The WarHawks then play at 6:45 p.m. Saturday and 1:15 p.m. Sunday against the Peoria Mustangs at the Owens Center in Peoria, Ill., before wrapping up the regular season at 7 p.m. Feb. 25 against the North Iowa Bulls in Willmar.

Willmar is tied with Alexandria for the fourth and final playoff spot in the NA3HL West Division. First-place North Iowa (32-7-2-0, 66 points), second-place Granite City (32-10-0-0, 64) and third-place New Ulm (27-11-2-1, 57) have clinched playoff spots.

Willmar is 17-20-2-1 with 37 points. Alexandria is 17-18-2-1, also with 37 points.



Breezy Point 5,

Willmar 4

Breezy Point (8-34-1-0) 1 2 2 — 5
Willmar (17-20-2-1) 0 3 1 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – (1) BP: Haydon Chivers 2 (Tyler Chivers, Garrett Freeman) 8:13. Penalties: (1) BP: Chivers (tripping, minor) 4:52 … (2) W: Jake Santarelli (cross checking, minor) 11:19 … (3) BP: Chivers (hooking, minor) 13:44 … (4) BP: Kai Kingery (roughing, double minor, served by Jordan Linder) 20:00 … (5) W: Eli Slagter (roughing, minor) 20:00.
SECOND PERIOD – (2) W: Nick Foldesi 2 (Brandon Holt) :49, PP … (3) BP: Braden Zaste 10 (Chivers, Brett Reed) 2:48 … (4) W: Dylan Svoboda 14 (Mason Wiebusch, Danny Klatt) 4:07 … (5) BP: Garrett Freeman 27 (Jaron Smith, Laauli Tosi) 9:22 … (6) W: Svoboda 15 (unassisted) 12:38. Penalties: (6) W: Robin Praetz (roughing, minor) 10:32 … (7) BP: Jordan Linder (slashing, minor) 12:58.
THIRD PERIOD – (7) BP: Reed 4 (Zaste, Mario Maietta) 1:28 … (8) BP: Linder 13 (Chivers, Trevor Hubert) 2:07 … (9) W:: Sanarelli 11 (Holt, Elbridge DeKraai) 18:52. Penalties: (8) W: Marquez Ginger (tripping, minor) 7:10 … (9) BP: Laauli Tosi (checking from behind, 5-minute major) 8:05 … (10) BP: tosi (checking from behind, 10-minute misconduct) 8:05.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Breezy Point: Jake Sumner 33/36 (35:42); Jacob Mitchell 15/16 (24:08) … Willmar: Luke Weberg 30/35.