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The North Stars are still in the interviewing process to fill the head coach/GM position after Nate Bedford left for an opportunity in the Alberta College Athletic Conference last month.
The North Stars are still in the interviewing process to fill the head coach/GM position after Nate Bedford left for an opportunity in the Alberta College Athletic Conference last month. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars still interviewing for next head coach/GM

By Nathan Kanter
July 10, 2017 - 12:48pm Updated: July 10, 2017 - 4:54pm

For the second straight off-season, the Battlefords North Stars are looking for a new head coach and general manager.

North Stars MacGregor Sinclair, Layne Young, Coby Downs, and Keaton Holinaty celebrate a goal against Kindersley from last season. The North Stars will once again begin the year with a home and home against the Klippers, who they play 10 times.
North Stars MacGregor Sinclair, Layne Young, Coby Downs, and Keaton Holinaty celebrate a goal against Kindersley from last season. The North Stars will once again begin the year with a home and home against the Klippers, who they play 10 times. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars 2017-18 schedule packed with late season games

By Nathan Kanter
July 4, 2017 - 12:00pm

It will be a relatively light schedule for the Battlefords North Stars to start the 2017-18 season, but a hectic finish as they play just seven games in the first 35 days, then wrap up with five games in an eight-day stretch early March.

Former North Stars president Stew Demmans (middle) and current North Stars president Troy Slywka (right) lead the Battlefords North Stars annual general meeting on Monday night.
Former North Stars president Stew Demmans (middle) and current North Stars president Troy Slywka (right) lead the Battlefords North Stars annual general meeting on Monday night. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars AGM shows team in strong financial position

By Nathan Kanter
June 27, 2017 - 8:48am

The Battlefords North Stars board of directors flew through their annual general meeting on Monday night, taking just 27 minutes to wrap things up because of how successful this past season was both on and off the ice.

The North Stars and Notre Dame Hounds get involved in some extra circulars during a January game from this past season. More SJHL games will now be reffed under the four-man system, after the league decided on it at the annual AGM.
The North Stars and Notre Dame Hounds get involved in some extra circulars during a January game from this past season. More SJHL games will now be reffed under the four-man system, after the league decided on it at the annual AGM. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Referee changes among those made at annual SJHL AGM

By Nathan Kanter
June 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

There are no earth shattering rule changes following the annual Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League annual general meeting this past weekend in Nipawin, but there is a slight change to the playoff format and an uptick in the number of games with four officials.

The North Stars didn't pass on any of their five draft picks at the 2017 SJHL bantam draft, using their five selections on two forwards, two defenceman and one goalie.
The North Stars didn't pass on any of their five draft picks at the 2017 SJHL bantam draft, using their five selections on two forwards, two defenceman and one goalie. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars add 5 to roster at SJHL bantam draft

By Nathan Kanter
June 2, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: June 5, 2017 - 9:36am

The Battlefords North Stars drafted five new players to its organization on Friday morning at the annual Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League draft, choosing three forwards, one defenceman, and one goaltender.

After playing in the Western Canada Cup last month, it's already time for the Battlefords North Stars to start thinking about the future, starting with Friday's bantam draft.
After playing in the Western Canada Cup last month, it's already time for the Battlefords North Stars to start thinking about the future, starting with Friday's bantam draft. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Bantam draft to kick off SJHL AGM

By Nathan Kanter
June 1, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League 2017 annual general meeting is set for the coming days, which means the bantam draft is quickly approaching.

The North Stars shake hands with the host Penticton Vees after Saturday's 4-0 elimination loss at the Western Canada Cup.
The North Stars shake hands with the host Penticton Vees after Saturday's 4-0 elimination loss at the Western Canada Cup. Twitter/Battlefords North Stars

North Stars hold their heads high despite exit at WCC

By Nathan Kanter
May 9, 2017 - 8:00am

The Battlefords North Stars seasoon lasted 251 days, from fitness testing on the first day of training camp in August, until elimination at the hands of the Penticton Vees at the Western Canada Cup on May 6.

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