Nathan Kanter

On the left, the 14-U Rebels pose with their bronze medals. On the right, the 13-U Rebels pose with their gold medals.
On the left, the 14-U Rebels pose with their bronze medals. On the right, the 13-U Rebels pose with their gold medals. submitted photo/Regan Lavallee, Vic Stynsky

Both Rebels clubs bring home provincial medals

By Nathan Kanter
April 26, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Battleford Heat weren't the only ones to bring home hardware from the Sask. Volleyball provincials.

The Riverside Rebels 13-U girls won gold in Tier Two this past weekend and the Rebels 14-U girls won bronze in division two of Tier One.

Back row, left to right: co-coach Regan Lavallee, Taylor Swistun, Kalyna Bahler, Lexi Wasmuth, Jadyn Wilkinson, Jenai Head, Lexea Fauth, co-coach Cliff Lavallee. Front row, left to right: Mya Lavallee, Erika Nichol, Alivia Bru, Abbey Raiche, Reise Piller, Taylor Nolin.
Back row, left to right: co-coach Regan Lavallee, Taylor Swistun, Kalyna Bahler, Lexi Wasmuth, Jadyn Wilkinson, Jenai Head, Lexea Fauth, co-coach Cliff Lavallee. Front row, left to right: Mya Lavallee, Erika Nichol, Alivia Bru, Abbey Raiche, Reise Piller, Taylor Nolin. Submitted photo/Sask Volleyball

Battleford Heat bring home provincial gold

By Nathan Kanter
April 25, 2017 - 2:00pm

A full team effort made for a memorable weekend for the 13-U Battleford Volleyball Club Heat this past weekend, as they took home gold in Tier One of the Sask Volleyball Provincials in Saskatoon and Warman.

The North Stars celebrate their go-ahead third period goal in Wednesday's 6-5 win over Flin Flon that helped them clinch the SJHL championship. The league title gives them a berth into the five-team Western Canada Cup, which begins on Saturday.
The North Stars celebrate their go-ahead third period goal in Wednesday's 6-5 win over Flin Flon that helped them clinch the SJHL championship. The league title gives them a berth into the five-team Western Canada Cup, which begins on Saturday. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Western Canada Cup primer: where the North Stars stand

By Nathan Kanter
April 25, 2017 - 6:00am

The Battlefords North Stars had a tremendous season; there is no denying that.

But now that they're off to the Western Canada Cup, they will be facing off against three other league champions and a fourth team that came within one win of a title as well.

A puck gets past AAA Stars goalie Joseph Young during a AAA Stars scrimmage at spring camp this past weekend. The Stars will not hold a fall camp, as their team has been chosen after spring camp.
A puck gets past AAA Stars goalie Joseph Young during a AAA Stars scrimmage at spring camp this past weekend. The Stars will not hold a fall camp, as their team has been chosen after spring camp. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

AAA Stars pick team after successful spring camp

By Nathan Kanter
April 24, 2017 - 5:00pm

After spring camp was a roaring success this past weekend for the AAA Stars, almost their entire roster has been selected and they won't bother with a fall camp for the 2017-18 year.

North Stars forward Jared Blaquiere signs a shirt for a fan, who just happens to be teammate Layne Young's grandmother Lynn Priest at the team's public signing on Friday afternoon.
North Stars forward Jared Blaquiere signs a shirt for a fan, who just happens to be teammate Layne Young's grandmother Lynn Priest at the team's public signing on Friday afternoon. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars sign autographs, take photos with fans and cup

By Nathan Kanter
April 22, 2017 - 8:03am

Over one hundred family, friends, and fans showed up at the Civic Centre Friday afternoon to thank the North Stars for bringing home the Canalta Cup.

Of course, it was also a time for autographs and an opportunity to get your photo with the 46-year-old trophy.

Battleford Youth Soccer Inc. decided to extend its registration because of high demand. The season gets rolling May 1 and runs until June 22.
Battleford Youth Soccer Inc. decided to extend its registration because of high demand. The season gets rolling May 1 and runs until June 22. submitted photo/Kelly Villeneuve

Battleford Youth Soccer getting set for busy season

By Nathan Kanter
April 21, 2017 - 2:28pm

May is right around the corner, and along with the warm weather and a sunny sky comes outdoor activities.

Here in the Battlefords, for many kids that means it's time for the 'beautiful game', as soccer season for Battleford Youth Soccer Inc. begins right on May 1.

The Battlefords North Stars swept the Flin Flon Bombers in the Canalta Cup Finals on Tuesday night for their first championship since 2000.
The Battlefords North Stars swept the Flin Flon Bombers in the Canalta Cup Finals on Tuesday night for their first championship since 2000. Submitted photo/Braeden Johnson

North Stars win first championship in 17 years

By Nathan Kanter
April 20, 2017 - 6:26am Updated: April 20, 2017 - 11:06pm

It wasn't supposed to be this easy.

The Battlefords North Stars weren't supposed to set the all-time record for fewest goals allowed in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season with 103 in 58 games. Yet they did.

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