Stars drop out of top 10 in Junior A Power Rankings

By Roger White
January 16, 2018 - 12:00pm Updated: January 17, 2018 - 9:17am

For the first time since September, the Battlefords North Stars find themselves out of the top 10 national rankings of the Canadian Junior ‘A’ Hockey League.

The Stars dropped from fifth place last week to number 12 this week despite coming off a week that saw them go 2-1 including a shootout win over Nipawin on Tuesday. The Hawks moved up one spot to sixth nationally this week and are the only other SJHL team to be ranked in the top 20.

The Stars (28-6-2) are first in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division in SJHL, 10 points ahead of the Notre Dame Hounds. The Stars trail only the Hawks (30-5-2-3) in the overall SJHL hockey standings by seven points with four games in hand on Nipawin.

The Stars are on the road this weekend in Yorkton and Balcarres for Hockey Day in Saskatchewan.

On Friday night, the Stars meet the Terriers at 7:30 p.m., while Saturday night Battlefords will face Melville at 7:30 p.m. in Balcarres. Both Yorkton and Melville will be looking to stop three-game losing streaks, while the Stars will be looking to rebound from a 4-3 loss Saturday in Flin Flon.

Both games can be heard on Norsask North Stars hockey with the Ultra Print pregame show at 7:15 p.m.


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