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The media were not allowed in to Tuesday's Battlefords Minor Hockey AGM, where it was once again made clear that commemorative patches would not be allowed on one team's Barons jerseys.
The media were not allowed in to Tuesday's Battlefords Minor Hockey AGM, where it was once again made clear that commemorative patches would not be allowed on one team's Barons jerseys. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

BMHA says no to commemorative jersey crest in members-only meeting

By Nathan Kanter
April 20, 2018 - 3:00pm

Prior to their annual general meeting on Tuesday night, the Battlefords Minor Hockey Association explained to their members their decision on whether or not to allow a commemorative crest i

Norm Johnston, middle, will be back as the head coach of the AAA Stars this season, while assistant coach Lee Ulmer, right, will not.
Norm Johnston, middle, will be back as the head coach of the AAA Stars this season, while assistant coach Lee Ulmer, right, will not. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Johnston back with AAA Stars as spring camp on horizon

By Nathan Kanter
April 19, 2018 - 5:00pm

Norm Johnston will be back behind the bench of the Battlefords AAA Stars for the 2018-19 season, however, assistant coach Lee Ulmer will not.

The AAA Stars board made the decision to bring back Johnston not long after their season ended in February.

Ali Aitken, who led the Sharks in scoring last season, carries the puck into the offensive zone during AAA Sharks spring camp at the Civic Centre this week.
Ali Aitken, who led the Sharks in scoring last season, carries the puck into the offensive zone during AAA Sharks spring camp at the Civic Centre this week. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

New AAA Sharks coaches introduced at spring camp

By Nathan Kanter
April 19, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: April 19, 2018 - 4:25pm

While a solid contingent of 13 Battlefords AAA Sharks players from last year's team are currently at 2018 spring camp, there will be two new faces in charge behind the bench.

The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade.
The North Battleford Golf and Country Club said below-average temperatures and snow have caused the course to remain closed longer than it has in over a decade. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

Warmer weather has local golf courses optimistic

By Greg Higgins
April 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

Golfers at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club would normally be hitting the links already by this time in April, but due to below-average temperatures so far this month, the local course isn’t open yet and there is no timeframe for when it will be.

Madison Higgs saved the best for last at the Western Canadian Championships this past weekend in Victoria, shattering her personal best in the 1,500-metre freestyle.
Madison Higgs saved the best for last at the Western Canadian Championships this past weekend in Victoria, shattering her personal best in the 1,500-metre freestyle. Battlefords Orcas Swim Club/Facebook

Orcas swimmer Higgs qualifies for Canadian Junior Championships

By Nathan Kanter
April 17, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: April 17, 2018 - 2:01pm

Battlefords Kinsmen Orcas swimmer Madison Higgs has qualified for the Canadian Junior Championships in the 1,500-metre freestyle, after crushing her previous best time and breaking an Orcas club record at the Western Canadian Championships in Victoria, B.C. last weekend.

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