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The SWHL's undefeated Wilkie Outlaws will once again compete in the 'A' bracket in the senior provincials. Their quest begins against the Hillmond Hitmen on Feb. 10.
The SWHL's undefeated Wilkie Outlaws will once again compete in the 'A' bracket in the senior provincials. Their quest begins against the Hillmond Hitmen on Feb. 10. Twitter/Wilkie Outlaws

Senior hockey provincial brackets set

By battlefordsNOW Staff
January 23, 2018 - 12:00pm

The 2018 senior men’s hockey provincial draws are now out, with seven Sask West Hockey League (SWHL) teams, two Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League (SPHL) teams, and one Beaver Lakes Hockey League (BLHL) team giving it a go.

The Battlefords North Stars are now ranked number six nationally in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League standings.
The Battlefords North Stars are now ranked number six nationally in the Canadian Junior A Hockey League standings. file photo/battlefordsNOW

North Stars back in top-10 in national rankings

By Roger White
January 23, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: January 23, 2018 - 12:38pm

After a one week hiatus, the Battlefords North Stars are once again back in the top-10 in the weekly Canadian Junior Hockey League’s (CJHL) top-20 national rankings, following a pair of weekend wins against Yorkton and Melville.

Combine goalie Josh Alook standing his ground during a Battlefords power play on Friday night. Meota beat the Stars 8-1 last night in SPHL action.
Combine goalie Josh Alook standing his ground during a Battlefords power play on Friday night. Meota beat the Stars 8-1 last night in SPHL action. Roger White/battlefordsNOW staff

Combines blast Beaver Blues, extend SPHL lead

By Roger White
January 20, 2018 - 12:00pm

It was supposed to be a clash of two of the top three teams in the Saskatchewan Prairie Hockey League (SPHL) last night, however, only one team showed up.

The first place Meota Combines routed the third place Battleford Beaver Blues 8-1 at the Battleford Arena.

An annual round dance celebration that is free and open to the public will be held at the Don Ross gymnasium in North Battleford on Feb. 2.
An annual round dance celebration that is free and open to the public will be held at the Don Ross gymnasium in North Battleford on Feb. 2. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

Memorial Round Dance event returns to Battlefords

By Angela Brown
January 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

Battlefords area residents will have an opportunity to join in a traditional round dance coming to North Battleford next month. 

This marks the Third Memorial Round Dance in honour of Allen Sapp and Walking with Our Sisters.

Battlefords North Stars will look to continue their dominance over the Yorkton Terriers tonight at the Affinity Place Arena. Stars have won all three games against  Yorkton this season.
Battlefords North Stars will look to continue their dominance over the Yorkton Terriers tonight at the Affinity Place Arena. Stars have won all three games against Yorkton this season. file photo/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars begin busy weekend tonight in Yorkton

By Roger White
January 19, 2018 - 12:02pm

The final push towards the playoffs begins for the Battlefords North Stars tonight, as they open a weekend road trip with a stop in Yorkton to face a Terrier team that they have dominated for the past three seasons.

On paper, it’s a David versus Goliath scenario.

There were numerous sponsors at the SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina this week, which helped make it a success.
There were numerous sponsors at the SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina this week, which helped make it a success. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Organizers say inaugural SJHL/MJHL showcase went well

By Nathan Kanter
January 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The event wasn't even over when Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League commissioner Bill Chow confirmed the first ever SJHL and Manitoba Junior Hockey League combined showcase will return next season.

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