WILLMAR — Thanks to four power-play goals, the Willmar WarHawks picked up their third straight win, beating the Alexandria Blizzard on Saturday, 6-5, at the Willmar Civic Center.

Willmar had a 2-0 lead after the first period thanks to power-play goals from Louis Anders and Austin Jozwick.

The two teams traded goals in the second, tying the game at 3-3. Seventeen seconds into the third, Anders tallied his second power-play goal of the night to put Willmar up 4-3. But, the Blizzard took the lead as Dallas Duckson and Michael DeBrito each notched goals to make it a 5-4 game.

At the 10-minute, 57-second mark of the third, the WarHawks’ Cole Wigestrand tied the game with a power-play goal, with assists from Ben Johnson and Ryne Mohrman. Then at 14:53, Willmar went up for good on Kaleb Miller’s first goal of the season. Jozwick and Wigestrand both had helpers on the game winner.

Three WarHawks — Anders (2g, 1a), Wigestrand 1g, 2a) and Mohrman (0g, 3a) — finished with three points in the victory. Luke Weberg was the winning goaltender with 22 saves.

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Willmar returns to the Civic Center at 7:10 p.m. Friday to take on Granite City.

Willmar 6,

Alexandria 5

Alexandria (5-5-1) 0 3 2 — 5
Willmar (5-8-0) 2 1 3 — 6
FIRST PERIOD – (1) W: Louis Anders 3 (Ryne Mohrman 2, Jack Willis 8), 5:20 PP … (2) W: Austin Jozwick 3 (Cole Wigestrand 4, Brady O’Brien 8), 8:46 PP. PENALTIES: (1) A: Cole Jacobs (two many men-minor, 2 minutes), 4:58 … (2) A: Alex Heidenreich (tripping-minor, 2 minutes), 8:32 … (3) Caleb Strong (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor, 2 minutes), 12:01
SECOND PERIOD – (3) A: Kaden Peterson 2 (Andrew Revering), 5:45 … (4) A: Austin McNeil 6 (no assists), 14:13 … (5) W: Ethan Light 2 (Willis 9, Anders 6), 15:46 … (6) A: Dallas Duckson 3 (Peterson 3), 18:04. PENALTIES: (4) W: Willis (holding-minor, 2 minute), 2:00 … (5) A: Revering (slashing-minor, 2 minutes), 9:26 … (6) A: Trent Sylvester (tripping-minor, 2 minutes), 11:09 … (7) A: McNeil (slashing-minor, 2 minutes), 19:23
THIRD PERIOD – (7) W: Anders 4 (Michael Sweetland 8, Mohrman 3), 0:17 PP … (8) A: Duckson 4 (Wesley Johnson 1), 2:36 (9) A: Michael DeBrito 1 (Jacobs 7), 9:17 … (10) W: Wigestrand 2 (Ben Johnson 4, Mohrman 4), 10:57 PP … (11) W: Kaleb Miller (Jozwick 4, Wigestrand 5), 14:53. PENALTIES: (8) A: Jered Sanborn (slashing-minor, 2 minutes), 9:26 … (9) A: Bench (abuse of official-gross misconduct, 20 minutes), 20:00

GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Alexandria: Joey Greilich 25/31 … Willmar: Luke Weberg 22/27