SAUK RAPIDS — The Granite City Lumberjacks handed the Willmar WarHawks their first loss of the young NA3HL season Friday night.

Granite City beat Willmar 5-1 before 1,260 fans at the Armadillo Deck Sports Arena.

After a scoreless first period, Granite City scored twice in the second period, getting goals from Tory Lund and Ben Anderson.

The Lumberjacks scored the first three goals of the third period before Willmar got on the board. Zach Dalzell scored his first goal of the season unassisted at 19:43. Dalzell is a 20-year-old forward from Thief River Falls.

Willmar (1-1) plays the Minnesota Loons at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Breezy Point Hockey Center.

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Granite City 5, Willmar 1

Willmar (1-1-0) 0 0 1 — 1
Granite City (3-0-0) 0 2 3 — 5
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring. PENALTIES: (1) W: Collin Kerchoff (roughing-minor, 2 minutes) 1:42 … (2) GC: Nolan Widman (hooking-minor, 2 min) 5:18.
SECOND PERIOD – (1) GC: Troy Lund 2 (Kullan Daikawa, Nolan Widman) 5:24 … (2) Ben Anderson 1 (unassisted) 12:40, pp. PENALTIES: (3) W: Tate Hammitt (roughing-minor, 2 min) 9:24 … (4) GC: Anderson (roughing-minor, 2 min) 9:24 … (5) W: Tyler Misialek (roughing-minor, 2 min) 12:26 … (6) W: Elbridge Dekraii (roughing-minor, 2 min) 16:19 … (7) GC: Nick Stevens (roughing-minor, 2 min) 16:19 … (8) GC: Stevens (continuing altercation, 10-min misconduct) 16:19.
THIRD PERIOD – (3) GC: Brett Reed 1 (Ben Tarlton, Nick Mountain) 7:37 … (4) GC: Cory Warner 1 (unassisted) 17:11, EN … (5) GC: Matthew DeLany 1 (Stevens) 18:56 … (6) W: Zach Dalzell 1 (unassisted) 19:43 … PENALTIES: (9) GC: Nicholas Richert (tripping-minor, 2 min) … (10) W: Dalzell (hooking-minor, min) 12:14 … (11) GC: Brock Masseth (high sticking-minor, 2 min) 15:04 … (12) W: Dekraii (roughing-minor, 2 min) 16:16 … (13) GC: Cody Dias (roughing-minor, 2 min) 16:16.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – Willmar: Will Pinney (59:39) 34/38 … Granite City: Quentin Sigurdson 21/22