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The North Stars celebrate Kendall Fransoo's game-winning goal on Saturday night at the Civic Centre.
The North Stars celebrate Kendall Fransoo's game-winning goal on Saturday night at the Civic Centre. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars hold off Hounds for sixth win in a row

By Nathan Kanter
October 30, 2016 - 9:01am

A slow start nearly came back to haunt the North Stars on Saturday night.

After a snooze fest from them and the Notre Dame Hounds in the first period, the North Stars fought through the daze and held on for a 2-1 win over their divisional opponent.

The North Stars celebrate Connor Logan’s third goal of the game, which stood up as the game-winner in Friday’s 8-2 win.
The North Stars celebrate Connor Logan’s third goal of the game, which stood up as the game-winner in Friday’s 8-2 win. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars win fifth straight for first time this year

By Nathan Kanter
October 28, 2016 - 11:08pm

They peppered over 50 shots on net, scored eight times for the second straight game, and saw production from all four lines.

It truly was a scary night if you were a Yorkton Terrier facing off against the rolling North Stars on Friday night.

The Stars scramble to clear the puck from their own end in Sunday’s win over Tisdale. The Stars fell 3-1 on Thursday night in Saskatoon to the Contacts.
The Stars scramble to clear the puck from their own end in Sunday’s win over Tisdale. The Stars fell 3-1 on Thursday night in Saskatoon to the Contacts. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

AAA Stars drop road contest in Saskatoon

By Nathan Kanter
October 28, 2016 - 12:00pm

The AAA Stars fell 3-1 to the Saskatoon Contacts last night in Saskatoon.

It was the second loss this season to the Contacts, after falling 8-2 in their season opener.

The tale of the tape was the same as it has been all season: too many penalties and too many shots allowed.

AAA Sharks home opener preview Oct 28 Caption: The Sharks work on their aggressiveness during practice at Battleford Arena on Thursday evening ahead of their home opener this weekend.
AAA Sharks home opener preview Oct 28 Caption: The Sharks work on their aggressiveness during practice at Battleford Arena on Thursday evening ahead of their home opener this weekend. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

After long wait, AAA Sharks set for home opener

By Nathan Kanter
October 28, 2016 - 6:50am

While many teams have played six games already this season – and some teams seven – the AAA Sharks have played just three. They also haven’t had a home game despite the regular season opening over four weeks ago.

AAA Stars defenceman Luke Reid carries the puck during a drill in Wednesday’s practice. Reid returns to the Battlefords after playing for Team Saskatchewan at the U-16 Challenge Cup last weekend.
AAA Stars defenceman Luke Reid carries the puck during a drill in Wednesday’s practice. Reid returns to the Battlefords after playing for Team Saskatchewan at the U-16 Challenge Cup last weekend. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Reid’s return to AAA Stars should help ailing power play

By Nathan Kanter
October 27, 2016 - 10:15am

The stats don’t lie: The AAA Stars power play is far from extraordinary.

In fact, it’s far from ordinary. It’s bad.

This season, it went four-for 36, which is 11.1 per cent.

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