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Layne Young celebrates his overtime winner from the 2017 pre-season along with teammate Cody Spagrud.
Layne Young celebrates his overtime winner from the 2017 pre-season along with teammate Cody Spagrud. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars Player Profile: Layne Young

By battelfordsNOW Staff
September 19, 2017 - 8:40am

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 mixes it up with Klippers forward Josh Fletcher after the North Stars scored to make it 3-0 on Saturday night in the team's home opener.
Layne Young mixes it up with Klippers forward Josh Fletcher after the North Stars scored to make it 3-0 on Saturday night in the team's home opener. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Young leads the charge in home opening win

By Nathan Kanter
September 17, 2017 - 12:10am Updated: September 17, 2017 - 3:05pm

After two periods of play in Saturday's home opener, the Battlefords North Stars were all squared up 0-0 with the Kindersley Klippers, much the same as Friday's season opener.

Top row, left to right: Keith Anderson, Conor Jensen, Sunil Sahota, Cody Spagrud, Taryn Kotchorek, Layne Young, Ryan Rothenburger, Tre Doyon, Connor McIntosh, MacGregor Sinclair, Troy Gerein, Levi Kleiboer, Connor Manegre, Blake Fennig, Owen Lamb, Josh Sielsky. Front row, left to right: Anthony Cuglietta, Matthew Fletcher, Matthias Urbanski, Dakota Huebner, Elijah Loon-Stewardson, Dayden Dvernichuk, Kolby Matthews, Jacob Tibbatts.
Top row, left to right: Keith Anderson, Conor Jensen, Sunil Sahota, Cody Spagrud, Taryn Kotchorek, Layne Young, Ryan Rothenburger, Tre Doyon, Connor McIntosh, MacGregor Sinclair, Troy Gerein, Levi Kleiboer, Connor Manegre, Blake Fennig, Owen Lamb, Josh Sielsky. Front row, left to right: Anthony Cuglietta, Matthew Fletcher, Matthias Urbanski, Dakota Huebner, Elijah Loon-Stewardson, Dayden Dvernichuk, Kolby Matthews, Jacob Tibbatts. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars name roster at annual kick-off breakfast

By Nathan Kanter
September 14, 2017 - 12:00pm

With the official start to the 2017-18 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season now just one day away, the Battlefords North Stars officially unveiled their roster for the season on Thursday morning at the team's annual kick-off breakfast.

North Stars' Connor McIntosh (middle) celebrates a pre-season goal with his teammates. The North Stars open up the regular season on Friday in Kindersley against the Klippers.
North Stars' Connor McIntosh (middle) celebrates a pre-season goal with his teammates. The North Stars open up the regular season on Friday in Kindersley against the Klippers. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

"The sky is the limit"; North Stars season preview

By Nathan Kanter
September 12, 2017 - 5:00pm Updated: September 13, 2017 - 4:04pm

The new North Stars coaching staff is well aware of the numerous player losses from last season, but they're confident they have the right players to fill those holes.

Klippers forward Cody Hodgson (27) recorded a hat-trick in Saturday's game against the North Stars, including one shorthanded.
Klippers forward Cody Hodgson (27) recorded a hat-trick in Saturday's game against the North Stars, including one shorthanded. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Klippers double-up North Stars in special teams battle

By Nathan Kanter
September 10, 2017 - 11:04am Updated: September 10, 2017 - 11:56am

It was virtually the same opponent, but a vastly different result.

Although pre-season games don't count in the standings and it was the North Stars' sixth game in seven nights, their 6-3 loss to Kindersley Saturday was disappointing, to say the least.

North Stars forward Dakota Huebner reacts to the team's first goal on Friday night, that was credited to Layne Young, but was actually tipped by Huebner. Seven different North Stars scored on Friday in a 7-1 win pre-season win.
North Stars forward Dakota Huebner reacts to the team's first goal on Friday night, that was credited to Layne Young, but was actually tipped by Huebner. Seven different North Stars scored on Friday in a 7-1 win pre-season win. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars dominance over Klippers continues in pre-season action

By Nathan Kanter
September 9, 2017 - 10:44am

It was a familiar sight for North Stars fans, even if it was merely pre-season.

Friday night, exactly one week from the season opener against the same opponent, the Battlefords North Stars defeated the Kindersley Klippers by a large margin of 7-1 at home.

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