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North Stars goaltender Taryn Kotchorek stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced on Wednesday to get the North Stars their 45th win of the year, a new franchise record.
North Stars goaltender Taryn Kotchorek stopped 32 of 33 shots he faced on Wednesday to get the North Stars their 45th win of the year, a new franchise record. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Kotchorek stellar as North Stars set new franchise record

By Nathan Kanter
February 22, 2017 - 11:25pm Updated: February 23, 2017 - 1:41am

The 2016-17 Battlefords North Stars are officially in a league of their own, after winning their 45th game of the season on Wednesday night to set a new franchise record.

The Battleford Barons A STEP league team, seen here in playoff action against Meadow Lake on Sunday, has blown away their competition this season. Many of their players are also key cogs on the provincial team that has advanced to the third round.
The Battleford Barons A STEP league team, seen here in playoff action against Meadow Lake on Sunday, has blown away their competition this season. Many of their players are also key cogs on the provincial team that has advanced to the third round. submitted photo/Owen Gentes

Midget A Barons teams combine talent for provincials

By Nathan Kanter
February 22, 2017 - 7:02am

With too many players for just one midget A Battleford Barons team this season, players from both squads have joined forces in the hopes of making a long run at the provincials.

Kendall Fransoo, left, and Taryn Kotchorek, right, have been nominated for defenceman and goaltender of the year, respectively.
Kendall Fransoo, left, and Taryn Kotchorek, right, have been nominated for defenceman and goaltender of the year, respectively. Nathan Kanter and Katherine Svenkeson/battlefordsNOW Staff

Fransoo, Kotchorek up for league awards

By Nathan Kanter
February 21, 2017 - 2:00pm

North Stars defenceman Kendall Fransoo and goaltender Taryn Kotchorek are on this year’s SJHL awards ballot, as the league released the list of nominees up for five awards this past weekend.

Ensley Fendelet (middle, #21) is seen here trying to kick the puck free off a faceoff in a December game at home, scored the overtime winner in Sunday’s regular season finale.
Ensley Fendelet (middle, #21) is seen here trying to kick the puck free off a faceoff in a December game at home, scored the overtime winner in Sunday’s regular season finale.

Sharks end season on a high with OT win

By Nathan Kanter
February 21, 2017 - 12:00pm

The Battlefords AAA Sharks will enter the playoffs on a winning note after a dramatic weekend in which both of their games went to overtime. In a back-to-back matchup against Swift Current, the Sharks fell 6-5 on Saturday but won 3-2 on Sunday.

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