SAUK RAPIDS — The Willmar WarHawks fell 6-1 to the Granite City Lumberjacks on Saturday night in a NA3HL game.

Granite City built a 4-0 lead midway through the second period before Willmar’s Michael Sweetland found the back of the net at 10:14. He was assisted on the goal by Kalbe Miller and Cayden Sunde. It was the second goal of the season for Sweetland, who is a 17-year-old forward from Stillwater.

Granite City tacked on two goals in the third period to put it away at the Armadillo Sports Deck Arena.

Granite City out-shot Willmar, 43-17. Tim Pundt made 16 saves for the Lumberjacks in the victory. Hunter Burian, an 18-year-old from Princeton, stopped 37 shots for Willmar.

Willmar has its home-opener scheduled for 7:10 p.m. Friday at the Willmar Civic Center Arena. The WarHawks play the North Iowa Bulls. The two teams also play at 7:10 p.m. Saturday in Willmar.

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Granite City 6,

Wilmar 1

Willmar (2-3-0) 0 1 0 — 1
Granite City (3-1-0) 1 3 2 — 6
FIRST PERIOD – (1) GC: Carson Simon 3 (Cody Dias) 12:40. PENALTIES: (1) W: Teddy Kluesner (cross checking-minor, 2 minutes), 8:10
SECOND PERIOD – (2) GC: Troy Dahlheimer 1 (Jonah Jangula, Camden Benson) 3:13 (3) GC: Wyatt Halverson 2 (unassisted) 7:48, (SH) (4) GC Charlie Erickson 1 (Michael Webster, John Blake) 9:10 (5) W: Michael Sweetland 2 (Kaleb Miller, Cayden Sunde) 10:14. PENALTIES: (2) GC: Nick Plautz (cross checking, minor, 2 minutes) 5:50 (3) Jack Willis (tripping, minor, 2 minutes) 15:52
THIRD PERIOD – (6) GC: Jangula 2 (Michael Webster) 14:11 (7) GC: Simon 4 (Cameron Cromwell, Tal Halliday) 16:10 PENALTIES: (4) Sweetland (inference, minor, 2 minutes) 1:40
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Hunter Burian 37/43 … Granite City: Tim Pundt 16/17