Nathan Kanter

Seen here in an October win over Swift Current, the AAA Stars were able to defeat the Beardy's Blackhawks on Tuesday night to improve to 6-7 on the year.
Seen here in an October win over Swift Current, the AAA Stars were able to defeat the Beardy's Blackhawks on Tuesday night to improve to 6-7 on the year. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

AAA Stars hold off Blackhawks for 2-1 win

By Nathan Kanter
November 15, 2017 - 8:00am

Strong goaltending, a solid penalty kill, and a timely goal from a hometown kid were enough to get the Battlefords AAA Stars past the Beardy's Blackhawks on Tuesday night at the Civic Centre.

The Sharks celebrate AP Mason Weese's second period goal in Sunday's 6-4 win over Notre Dame.
The Sharks celebrate AP Mason Weese's second period goal in Sunday's 6-4 win over Notre Dame. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Sharks split weekend; hand Hounds first loss

By Nathan Kanter
November 13, 2017 - 2:00pm Updated: November 13, 2017 - 3:55pm

The Battlefords AAA Sharks outshot and outplayed the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday night, but came away empty-handed after allowing the game-winning goal on a 2-on-1 rush with 48 seconds left in regulation.

The Red Wings look up at the clock after affiliate player Connor Gabruch (middle, cage) scored his first career SJHL goal. It turned out to be the only goal of the game.
The Red Wings look up at the clock after affiliate player Connor Gabruch (middle, cage) scored his first career SJHL goal. It turned out to be the only goal of the game. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars shut out by Red Wings at home

By Nathan Kanter
November 11, 2017 - 10:53pm Updated: November 11, 2017 - 11:45pm

'Frustrating' was the word of choice for assistant coach Boyd Wakelin in the Battlefords North Stars 1-0 loss to the Weyburn Red Wings on home ice on Saturday night.

The North Stars outshot Weyburn 31-20, and likely had another 20 (at least) blocked.

The captains of the NBCHS Vikings receive the provincial trophy after their 14-7 win over the Yorkton Raiders on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Lions Stadium.
The captains of the NBCHS Vikings receive the provincial trophy after their 14-7 win over the Yorkton Raiders on Saturday afternoon at Beaver Lions Stadium. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Defence shines as Vikings victorious in 3A provincial final

By Nathan Kanter
November 11, 2017 - 4:42pm Updated: November 13, 2017 - 11:15am

Heading into Saturday's 3A 12-man football provincial final, the North Battleford Comprehensive High School Vikings had an arsenal of offensive weapons at their disposal.

The Battleford Beaver Blues and Edam Three Stars, who met in the second round of last year's playoffs, will open the SPHL season on Friday night. Edam won the Co-op Cup last year.
The Battleford Beaver Blues and Edam Three Stars, who met in the second round of last year's playoffs, will open the SPHL season on Friday night. Edam won the Co-op Cup last year. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Sask Prairie Hockey League kicks off this weekend

By Nathan Kanter
November 9, 2017 - 1:13pm Updated: November 9, 2017 - 2:02pm

Senior hockey in the Battlefords area will officially get underway this weekend, as the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League kicks off with one game between the Battleford Beaver Blues and defending champion Edam Three Stars on Friday night.

The Vikings practice at Beaver Lions Stadium on Tueday afternoon, where they will play this Saturday against Yorkton in the 3A provincial final.
The Vikings practice at Beaver Lions Stadium on Tueday afternoon, where they will play this Saturday against Yorkton in the 3A provincial final. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Fundamentals continue to be a focus as Vikings prepare for provincial final

By Nathan Kanter
November 8, 2017 - 8:00am Updated: November 8, 2017 - 12:47pm

In most big football playoff games, there are usually one or two moments that changed the course or flow of the game for good.

The Battlefords North Stars came in third in the latest edition of the CJHL's top-20 rankings.
The Battlefords North Stars came in third in the latest edition of the CJHL's top-20 rankings. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars fall one spot but still top-3 in CJHL top-20

By Nathan Kanter
November 7, 2017 - 10:00am

The Battlefords North Stars dropped their first regulation game of the season this past week, as they lost 4-1 to Kindersley on Tuesday, but their 2-1 record insured their fall in the Canadian Junior Hockey League top-20 rankings was minimal.

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