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Goaltender Joel Grzybowski was named to the SJHL all-rookie team last year and backstopped the North Stars at the Western Canada Cup. Now, he's made the WHL's Saskatoon Blades.
Goaltender Joel Grzybowski was named to the SJHL all-rookie team last year and backstopped the North Stars at the Western Canada Cup. Now, he's made the WHL's Saskatoon Blades. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars Alumni Profile: Joel Grzybowski

By battlefordsNOW Staff
September 27, 2017 - 10:00am

On each and every Battlefords North Stars broadcast this season on CJNB/CJNS, Nathan Kanter will be speaking with either a current North Star player or a North Star alumnus to dig a little deeper into their off-ice interests and, in the case of alumni, see what they've been up to since their play

Matthew Fletcher was acquired by the North Stars at least year's trade deadline on January 10 and is one of a few promising young 1999-born d-men on the team.
Matthew Fletcher was acquired by the North Stars at least year's trade deadline on January 10 and is one of a few promising young 1999-born d-men on the team. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars Player profile: Matthew Fletcher

By battlefordsNOW Staff
September 26, 2017 - 2:00pm

On each and every Battlefords North Stars broadcast this season on CJNB/CJNS, Nathan Kanter will be speaking with either a current North Star player or a North Star alumnus to dig a little deeper into their off-ice interests and, in the case of alumni, see what they've been up to since their play

Layne Young and Taryn Kotchorek were named player and goaltender of the week in the SJHL.
Layne Young and Taryn Kotchorek were named player and goaltender of the week in the SJHL. submitted photo/Caitlyn Gray

Young, Kotchorek kick off season with weekly honours

By battlefordsNOW Staff
September 26, 2017 - 10:00am Updated: September 26, 2017 - 10:35am

The season's first weekly Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League awards were announced yesterday and given the team's hot start, it's not surprising that a couple Battlefords North Stars are among the recipients.

North Stars defenceman Brandon Armstrong, right, scored his first goal as a North Star on Monday morning, while goaltender Taryn Kotchorek got his third win of the season in four starts.
North Stars defenceman Brandon Armstrong, right, scored his first goal as a North Star on Monday morning, while goaltender Taryn Kotchorek got his third win of the season in four starts. submitted photo/Caitlyn Gray

North Stars get revenge on Bruins with wild 8-6 win

By Nathan Kanter
September 25, 2017 - 5:00pm

There were plenty of points in Monday morning's Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League showcase game where it looked like the Battlefords North Stars were out of it.

Down 1-0. Down 3-1. Down 5-2. Down 6-5.

Each time, they fought back.

The North Stars dropped their first game of 2017 in overtime on Saturday night to the Estevan Bruins.
The North Stars dropped their first game of 2017 in overtime on Saturday night to the Estevan Bruins. File photo/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars blow late lead; fall in overtime to Bruins

By Nathan Kanter
September 23, 2017 - 10:29pm Updated: September 23, 2017 - 11:29pm

The Battlefords North Stars had a 3-2 lead with five minutes to go in the third period of Saturday's home game against the Estevan Bruins, but they couldn't hold on.

Taryn Kotchorek was nominated for SJHL goaltender of the year in 2016-17 after an outstanding season where he went 27-3 with a 1.61 GAA and .936 save percentage.
Taryn Kotchorek was nominated for SJHL goaltender of the year in 2016-17 after an outstanding season where he went 27-3 with a 1.61 GAA and .936 save percentage. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars Player Profile: Taryn Kotchorek

By battlefordsNOW Staff
September 20, 2017 - 10:07am

On each and every Battlefords North Stars broadcast this season on CJNB/CJNS, Nathan Kanter will be speaking with either a current North Star player or a North Star alumnus to dig a little deeper into their off-ice interests and, in the case of alumni, see what they've been up to since their play

Joel Grzybowski shined at the Western Canada Cup this past May after landing a spot on the SJHL all-rookie team with a 21-4-1 record, 1.66 goals-against-average, and .935 save percentage.
Joel Grzybowski shined at the Western Canada Cup this past May after landing a spot on the SJHL all-rookie team with a 21-4-1 record, 1.66 goals-against-average, and .935 save percentage. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Former North Star Grzybowski cracks Saskatoon Blades roster

By Nathan Kanter
September 19, 2017 - 5:00pm

The original plan wasn't for Joel Grzybowski to start each and every game at the Western Canada Cup this past May for the Battlefords North Stars, but he did.

And the 17-year-old rookie ended up being the team's most consistent player throughout.

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