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Logan Spence (green) carries the puck during a Sunday scrimmage at North Stars spring camp this past weekend.
Logan Spence (green) carries the puck during a Sunday scrimmage at North Stars spring camp this past weekend. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Defence stands out at North Stars spring camp

By Nathan Kanter
April 10, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: April 10, 2017 - 7:58pm

Unlike last year, the Battlefords North Stars had the whole weekend free for spring camp this past weekend, thanks to their sweep of Estevan that has them waiting for their Canalta Cup finals opponent.

The Hawks and North Stars split their season series 2-2, but it's more than just that number that leads me to believe it would be better to face Flin Flon in the finals.
The Hawks and North Stars split their season series 2-2, but it's more than just that number that leads me to believe it would be better to face Flin Flon in the finals. Katherine Svenkeson/battlefordsNOW staff

COLUMN: Hawks tougher matchup for North Stars than Bombers

By Nathan Kanter
April 8, 2017 - 12:00pm Updated: April 8, 2017 - 1:05pm

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League finals are still six days away but the North Stars have already booked their ticket after sweeping Estevan Tuesday night.

The other semifinal series, however, is not yet complete.

The North Stars celebrate a second period goal from Keaton Holinaty (middle) on Tuesday night in Estevan against the Bruins. From left to right: Cody Spagrud, Ben Allen, Keaton Holinaty, Layne Young, Coby Downs.
The North Stars celebrate a second period goal from Keaton Holinaty (middle) on Tuesday night in Estevan against the Bruins. From left to right: Cody Spagrud, Ben Allen, Keaton Holinaty, Layne Young, Coby Downs. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars off to league finals after second consecutive sweep

By Nathan Kanter
April 5, 2017 - 5:35am

For the first time since 2006, the Battlefords North Stars are heading back to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League finals.

The North Stars top power play unit celebrates Keaton Holinaty's third period insurance marker that made the game 4-2 on Monday night in Estevan. Battlefords would go on to win 5-2 to take a 3-0 series lead.
The North Stars top power play unit celebrates Keaton Holinaty's third period insurance marker that made the game 4-2 on Monday night in Estevan. Battlefords would go on to win 5-2 to take a 3-0 series lead. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars take commanding 3-0 series lead over Bruins

By Nathan Kanter
April 3, 2017 - 11:00pm Updated: April 4, 2017 - 2:39am

The Battlefords North Stars almost had their 3-0 lead slip away in game three of their semifinal series against the Estevan Bruins, but got a key third period power play goal and added an empty netter to come away with a 5-2 win on the road.

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