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North Stars Connor Sych (2) and Connor Logan (16) try to screen Hounds goaltender Jordan Greenfield-Flemon, while Hounds assistant captain Ben Duperreault (left) waits for the puck to come to the net.
North Stars Connor Sych (2) and Connor Logan (16) try to screen Hounds goaltender Jordan Greenfield-Flemon, while Hounds assistant captain Ben Duperreault (left) waits for the puck to come to the net. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Slow start the difference in North Stars loss to Hounds

By Nathan Kanter
October 14, 2016 - 7:10am

The North Stars were behind the eight ball to start their three-game road swing, ultimately falling short 4-2 to the Notre Dame Hounds on Thursday evening.

New North Stars forward Ben Allen takes part in his first practice with the team on Wednesday morning.
New North Stars forward Ben Allen takes part in his first practice with the team on Wednesday morning. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars newest addition has seen hockey grow in the South

By Nathan Kanter
October 12, 2016 - 5:04pm

The newest North Star may share his last name with the Texas town he was born in, but his roots are actually Canadian.

That’s because Ben Allen’s parents and two brothers were born in the great white north – his mom and dad in Ontario and his brothers in Calgary.

North Stars forward Coby Downs joined the team at practice Wednesday. Downs’ addition, along with that of Ben Allen, forced the North Stars to shake up their roster a bit.
North Stars forward Coby Downs joined the team at practice Wednesday. Downs’ addition, along with that of Ben Allen, forced the North Stars to shake up their roster a bit. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars make moves to accommodate new additions

By Nathan Kanter
October 12, 2016 - 2:00pm

The trickle-down effect head coach Nate Bedford talked about after yesterday’s practice has now begun, as the additions of Coby Downs and Ben Allen forced the team to make some roster changes.

North Star forward Colby Downs takes a faceoff on March 1 vs. the Humboldt Broncos. Downs is returning to the North Stars for the 2016-17 season.
North Star forward Colby Downs takes a faceoff on March 1 vs. the Humboldt Broncos. Downs is returning to the North Stars for the 2016-17 season. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

Coby Downs’ return gives North Stars a huge boost

By Nathan Kanter
October 11, 2016 - 10:11am

After playing five games for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL, former North Stars forward Coby Downs has decided to return to his old team North of the border for the 2016-17 season.

Troy Gerein winds up for hit against the Melville Millionaires in Warman, Sask., on Monday, Sept. 26.
Troy Gerein winds up for hit against the Melville Millionaires in Warman, Sask., on Monday, Sept. 26. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Gerein’s versatility invaluable to North Stars

By Nathan Kanter
October 6, 2016 - 5:00pm

When star forward Layne Young was hurt last week, the man to replace him on the top power play unit was Troy Gerein.

A native of Saskatoon who played his minor hockey in Wilkie, Gerein is a gritty player who loves dishing out hits.

But he’s also versatile.

Captain Kendall Fransoo (6), Logan Nachtegaele (left), Own Lamb (middle), and Troy Gerein (right) celebrate Nachtegaele’s goal on Tuesday night at the Civic Centre.
Captain Kendall Fransoo (6), Logan Nachtegaele (left), Own Lamb (middle), and Troy Gerein (right) celebrate Nachtegaele’s goal on Tuesday night at the Civic Centre. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars’ second period push enough to down Mustangs

By Nathan Kanter
October 5, 2016 - 6:19am

Make it three times now over the past nine days that the North Stars defeated the Melfort Mustangs.

Tuesday’s 3-1 victory at the Civic Centre follows Saturday’s 4-0 thumping, which in turn was just six days after last Saturday’s 4-0 shutout win.

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