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Junior hockey: Lumberjacks complete sweep of WarHawks

Granite City beats Willmar 4-0 in an NA3HL game Saturday night in Sauk Rapids.

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Willmar Warhawks

SAUK RAPIDS — The Granite City Lumberjacks picked up another convincing victory over the Willmar WarHawks on Saturday night to complete the weekend series sweep.

Granite City beat Willmar 4-0 before 765 fans at the Armadillo Deck Sports Arena.

The Lumberjacks beat the Warhawks 6-2 Friday night in Willmar.

Granite City leads the NA3HL West Division with a 16-1 record. Willmar fell to 7-8-1.

Matthew Smith picked up the shutout in net for Granite City, making 20 saves.

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Wilson Dahlheim, Kullan Daikawa, Tucker Skime and Hayden Johnson scored goals for Granite City.

Willmar’s Cooper Olson stopped 28 of 32 saves in goal. Olson, from Maple Grove, has a 3-2-1 record this season for the WarHawks with a 2.92 goals-against average. He has a .910 save percentage.

Willmar is now 0-5 this season against Granite City. The WarHawks return to action at 7:10 p.m. Saturday against the Alexandria Blizzard at the Runestone Community Center in Alexandria.

Granite City 4,
Willmar 0

Willmar (7-8-1) 0 0 0 — 0
Granite City (16-1-0) 0 3 1 — 4
FIRST PERIOD – No scoring. PENALTIES: (1) W: Marcus Mack (cross checking-minor, 2 min) 3:37 … (2) GC: Bjorn Jorgenson (kneeing-minor, 2 min) 12:35.
SECOND PERIOD – (1) GC: Wilson Dahlheimer 5 (Kullan Daikawa, Nolan Widman) 4:14 … (2) GC: Daikawa 8 (Dahlheimer, Jacob Hicks) 17:38 … (3) GC: Tucker Skime 8 (Jorgenson, Tal Halliday) 18:30. PENALTIES: (3) W: Mack (tripping-minor, 2 min) 7:33 … (4) GC: Dahlheimer (slashing-minor, 2 min) 10:44 … (5) GC: Nolan Grier (roughing-minor, 2 min) 17:20.
THIRD PERIOD – (4) Hayden Johnson 1 (Nick Mountain, Kyle Mortenson) 13:10. PENALTIES: (6) W: Ethan Mock (roughing-minor, 2 min) 7:15 … (7) W: Cooper Olson (roughing-minor, 2 min) 7:15 … (8) GC: Brock Masseth (roughing-minor, 2 min) 7:15 … (9) W: Tyler Misialek (unsportsmanlike conduct-minor, 2 min) 17:43.
GOALIE SAVES/SHOTS – W: Olson 28/32 … GC: Matthew Smith 20/20

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