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The North Stars face off against the Bonnyville Pontiacs.
The North Stars face off against the Bonnyville Pontiacs. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars win 1st preseason game on the road

By Nathan Kanter
September 4, 2016 - 9:32am

The Battlefords North Stars triumphed in their first preseason game in a game which pleased both sides. 

The North Stars edged the win against the Bonnyville Pontiacs 4-3 on Saturday, Sept. 3. Both coaches seemed pleased with how their relatively young lineups performed. 

The freshly laid turf at the new Mosaic Stadium, which opened for previews
The freshly laid turf at the new Mosaic Stadium, which opened for previews Sarah Mills/CJME News

Eager fans get first glimpse of new Mosaic Stadium

By Michael Joel-Hansen/CJME News
September 4, 2016 - 8:31am

The newest, shiniest attraction in Regina was on display and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. 

Fans came out in droves for eight hours on Satuday, Sept. 3 to check out the new Mosaic Stadium in its finished form. The sneak peek event was hosted by the City of Regina. 

The North Stars celebrate a goal during the 2016 playoffs against the Flin Flon Bombers. In the preseason CJHL rankings, the North Stars are the top-ranked SJHL team.
The North Stars celebrate a goal during the 2016 playoffs against the Flin Flon Bombers. In the preseason CJHL rankings, the North Stars are the top-ranked SJHL team. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars top SJHL team on pre-season CJHL rankings

By Nathan Kanter
September 2, 2016 - 5:00pm

On Friday, the pre-season rankings for the CJHL were released and only two Saskatchewan teams made the top 20 spots: the Battlefords North Stars, at 13, and the Estevan Bruins, at 20.

Practice on Friday morning at the Civic Centre was all about systems and making sure players went hard on the forecheck.
Practice on Friday morning at the Civic Centre was all about systems and making sure players went hard on the forecheck. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars set for first pre-season game

By Nathan Kanter
September 2, 2016 - 5:00pm

A little more than 30 minutes into Friday morning’s practice, Nate Bedford stopped the drill at centre ice to once again give instruction on how he wants the North Stars to play.

“We’re intimidating!” he reminded the group.

Junior quarterback Damon Dutton (left) throws the ball during practice on Thursday afternoon at Rueben Mayes Field.
Junior quarterback Damon Dutton (left) throws the ball during practice on Thursday afternoon at Rueben Mayes Field. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Senior Vikings excited about possibilities this season

By Nathan Kanter
September 2, 2016 - 7:15am

The first day of September brought with it some of the warmest weather of the summer, but that didn’t stop 40 teenagers from running around outside in the hot sun after school.

Kendall Fransoo (grey) fends off a check during Thursday’s practice at North Stars Camp.
Kendall Fransoo (grey) fends off a check during Thursday’s practice at North Stars Camp. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Leadership in good hands for North Stars this season

By Nathan Kanter
September 1, 2016 - 2:06pm

They’re best buddies off the ice and they’re also the backbone of the defence for the North Stars: Kendall Fransoo and Connor Sych.

Sych may have three inches on Fransoo, standing a whopping 6'4”, but what’s clear is how big both men are on leadership.

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