North Stars back in top-10 in national rankings

By Roger White
January 23, 2018 - 10:00am Updated: January 24, 2018 - 8:52am

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.

The CJHL is comprised of 10 Junior ‘A’ hockey leagues from across Canada and represents more than 130 teams.

Last week’s rankings saw the North Stars drop out of the top 10, falling seven spots from number five to 12. However, this week the Stars have moved up the rankings to number six nationally.

The North Stars (30-6-2) join the Melfort Mustangs (28-8-4-1), who are ranked 16th nationally, and the SJHL’s top team the Nipawin Hawks (32-5-2-3), who are ranked third in Canada.

The Stars begin a four games in five night stint in Kindersley tonight, before travelling to Melfort on Wednesday. The Stars will have Thursday off, then return home to face the Hawks Friday night at the Civic Centre before wrapping up the weekend with a neutral-site game in Spiritwood against La Ronge on Saturday night.


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