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North Stars forward Jared Blaquiere signs a shirt for a fan, who just happens to be teammate Layne Young's grandmother Lynn Priest at the team's public signing on Friday afternoon.
North Stars forward Jared Blaquiere signs a shirt for a fan, who just happens to be teammate Layne Young's grandmother Lynn Priest at the team's public signing on Friday afternoon. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars sign autographs, take photos with fans and cup

By Nathan Kanter
April 22, 2017 - 8:03am

Over one hundred family, friends, and fans showed up at the Civic Centre Friday afternoon to thank the North Stars for bringing home the Canalta Cup.

Of course, it was also a time for autographs and an opportunity to get your photo with the 46-year-old trophy.

The Battlefords North Stars swept the Flin Flon Bombers in the Canalta Cup Finals on Tuesday night for their first championship since 2000.
The Battlefords North Stars swept the Flin Flon Bombers in the Canalta Cup Finals on Tuesday night for their first championship since 2000. Submitted photo/Braeden Johnson

North Stars win first championship in 17 years

By Nathan Kanter
April 20, 2017 - 6:26am Updated: April 20, 2017 - 11:06pm

It wasn't supposed to be this easy.

The Battlefords North Stars weren't supposed to set the all-time record for fewest goals allowed in a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season with 103 in 58 games. Yet they did.

North Stars forward Connor Logan (16) gets embraced by his teammates after scoring the overtime winner in game three of the Canalta Cup Finals against Flin Flon. The North Stars will look to win their first championship since 2000 on Wednesday night.
North Stars forward Connor Logan (16) gets embraced by his teammates after scoring the overtime winner in game three of the Canalta Cup Finals against Flin Flon. The North Stars will look to win their first championship since 2000 on Wednesday night. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars one win away from championship after Logan OT winner

By Nathan Kanter
April 18, 2017 - 10:48pm Updated: April 19, 2017 - 1:30pm

The Battlefords North Stars are one win away from a Canalta Cup championship.

On Tuesday night, they defeated the Flin Flon Bombers 2-1 in overtime at the Whitney Forum to take a commanding 3-0 series lead.

North Stars Logan Nachtegaele (centre), Conor Jensen (right), and MacGregor Sinclair (left) celebrate Nachtegaele's second period goal, while teammate Troy Gerein (who wasn't playing due to a suspension) bangs on the glass from behind the net. Battlefords took a 2-0 series advantage after a 5-1 win Saturday.
North Stars Logan Nachtegaele (centre), Conor Jensen (right), and MacGregor Sinclair (left) celebrate Nachtegaele's second period goal, while teammate Troy Gerein (who wasn't playing due to a suspension) bangs on the glass from behind the net. Battlefords took a 2-0 series advantage after a 5-1 win Saturday. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars down Bombers 5-1 to take 2-0 series lead

By Nathan Kanter
April 15, 2017 - 11:56pm Updated: April 16, 2017 - 7:39pm

The Battlefords North Stars are two wins away from a Canalta Cup championship after another solid performance at home on Saturday night when they grabbed a 5-1 win.

The North Stars celebrate Keaton Holinaty's early second period goal in game one of the Canalta Cup Finals. Battlefords won 3-0.
The North Stars celebrate Keaton Holinaty's early second period goal in game one of the Canalta Cup Finals. Battlefords won 3-0. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars get impressive shutout to kick off finals

By Nathan Kanter
April 14, 2017 - 10:45pm Updated: April 15, 2017 - 1:11pm

The Battlefords North Stars displayed their best defensive performance of the year in front of 2,450 fans at the Civic Centre on Friday night, shutting out the Flin Flon Bombers 3-0 in game one of the Canalta Cup Finals.

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.

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