AAA Stars playoff hopes continue to diminish following weekend split

By battlefordsNOW Staff
February 12, 2018 - 2:00pm

Time is running out on the Battlefords AAA Stars.

Following a weekend split on the road in Yorkton, the Stars find themselves five points back of the final playoff spot in the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League with only four games left in their regular season.

Stars forward Adam Beckman had four more points this weekend, while linemate Ty Mosimann had two, but the Stars could only grab two points. They won 3-1 on Saturday and lost 3-1 on Sunday.

The good news is the Stars have two games in hand on the eighth-place Saskatoon Blazers.

The bad news is they play their final four games in a six-day stretch, three of which are on the road.

On Tuesday, they host the 10th-place Beardy's Blackhawks, who are one point behind them in the standings. On Thursday, they travel to Prince Albert to take on the 30-9-1-2 Mintos. Then on the weekend, the Stars get two cracks at the Moose Jaw Generals, who have won just nine games this season. 

Both of those games are 'must-wins' if the team has a solid chance of solidifying a playoff spot.

The Blazers final two games are against Beardy's and the first-place Notre Dame Hounds, who are running away with the league (one regulation loss in 41 games).

After his four-point weekend, Beckman is now just two points back of the scoring title, with 37 goals and 31 assists for 68 points in 37 games. Leader Jaydon Dureau, from the Regina Pat Canadians, has 70 points in 40 games.

Mosimann is third league scoring with 61 points in 40 games.

After Beckman and Mosimann, the next highest scorer on the Stars is Damon McKenzie, with 25 points.


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