Alex Hufford came up big, stopping 40 of 45 shots throughout the game. The Willmar WarHawks took the lead before the halfway point in the second on a goal from Cameron Pries.
Zach Martin had a busy night with 2 goals and Jordan Cooper did his part, adding 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist).
During the first period, Lienemann opened the scoring for the Whalers with a goal at 14:56 with helpers from his linemates, Grobstick and Rogers.
In the second, Martin answered for Willmar with a goal at 4:57 with assists from his linemates, Oelkers and Berkowitz. Pries scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 11:52 with helpers from his linemates, Dixon and Berkowitz.
During the third period, Cooper deposited a goal at 12:38 with assists from teammates Gilbert and Shea. Berkowitz put in a goal at 17:28 with helpers from Pries and Toll. Martin quickly followed with a goal at 18:58 with assists from his linemates, Cooper and Voss.
This loss brings the Wisconsin Whalers’ record to (0-11-0-1).