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North Stars forward Layne Young, left, and Coby Downs, right, are playing the best hockey of their career right now, and they’re doing it as line mates.
North Stars forward Layne Young, left, and Coby Downs, right, are playing the best hockey of their career right now, and they’re doing it as line mates. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

Young, Downs chemistry unparalleled

By Nathan Kanter
January 10, 2017 - 3:20pm

When the news came out that Coby Downs was returning to the Battlefords from Omaha of the USHL, everyone knew it would be a big boost for the North Stars.

But just how much can one player add to a team?

The North Stars top line of Coby Downs (18), Layne Young (9) and Ben Allen (not pictured) had yet another solid game in Sunday's 5-2 win over Notre Dame, which helped them finish 3-0 on their three-game road swing.
The North Stars top line of Coby Downs (18), Layne Young (9) and Ben Allen (not pictured) had yet another solid game in Sunday's 5-2 win over Notre Dame, which helped them finish 3-0 on their three-game road swing. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars go 3-for-3 on southern road swing

By Nathan Kanter
January 9, 2017 - 1:16am Updated: January 9, 2017 - 11:08am

Ben Allen scored a key insurance marker, Layne Young notched his 50th point of the season, and Coby Downs added two helpers as the North Stars top line was solid once more in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Notre Dame Hounds.

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