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North Stars captain Fransoo will return from injury on Friday night after being out with a knee injury since February 22.
North Stars captain Fransoo will return from injury on Friday night after being out with a knee injury since February 22. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Fransoo set to return for game 1 of finals

By Nathan Kanter
April 14, 2017 - 12:08pm

The North Stars will have their captain Kendall Fransoo back tonight for game one of the finals against Flin Flon.

The 20-year-old has been out since injuring his knee in a regular season game against Kindersley on Feb. 22.

The North Stars take their unbeaten playoff record into the finals this weekend against the league's second best team and their rival, the Flin Flon Bombers.
The North Stars take their unbeaten playoff record into the finals this weekend against the league's second best team and their rival, the Flin Flon Bombers. Katherine Svenkeson/battlefordsNOW Staff

Canalta Cup Finals preview: North Stars vs. Bombers

By Nathan Kanter
April 13, 2017 - 5:00pm

The Canalta Cup Finals will finally begin on Friday night between the Battlefords North Stars and Flin Flon Bombers.

It will be the first game in 10 days for the regular season champion North Stars and that's happened before, thanks to two consecutive sweeps.

The North Stars will entertain the Flin Flon Bombers in the Canalta Cup final. The series begins Friday night at the Civic Centre.
The North Stars will entertain the Flin Flon Bombers in the Canalta Cup final. The series begins Friday night at the Civic Centre. file photo/battlefordsNow staff

Canalta cup finals schedule released

By Roger White
April 13, 2017 - 7:18am Updated: April 13, 2017 - 7:52am

The Canalta Cup Finals Schedule has officially been released.

The Battlefords North Stars who finished first overall with 97 points and a 48-9-1-0 record, will face the number two seeded Flin Flon Bombers who amassed 83 points and 39 victories during the regular season.

The Flin Flon Bombers, who knocked out the North Stars in the semifinals of last year's playoffs, will face Battlefords in the finals this year, which begin this weekend.
The Flin Flon Bombers, who knocked out the North Stars in the semifinals of last year's playoffs, will face Battlefords in the finals this year, which begin this weekend. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars to face Flin Flon in Canalta Cup final

By Nathan Kanter
April 11, 2017 - 8:42pm

The 2017 Canalta Cup Finals will feature the Battlefords North Stars hosting the Flin Flon Bombers, after Flin Flon defeated the Nipawin Hawks 3-0 in game seven on Tuesday night.

Keaton Holinaty has seven goals in eight playoff games so far, four of which have come on the power play.
Keaton Holinaty has seven goals in eight playoff games so far, four of which have come on the power play. Katherine Svenkeson/battlefordsNOW Staff

Holinaty making most of his spot on top PP unit

By Nathan Kanter
April 11, 2017 - 2:00pm

Keaton Holinaty is no stranger to scoring power play goals.

This year, he led the North Stars in that category with 12, which was also tied for fourth in the entire Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

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