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Dakota Huebner (left), Cody Spagrud (centre), and Matthias Urbanski (right) are three of six North Stars that were named to the first ever SJHL/MJHL showcase, taking place in Regina next week.
Dakota Huebner (left), Cody Spagrud (centre), and Matthias Urbanski (right) are three of six North Stars that were named to the first ever SJHL/MJHL showcase, taking place in Regina next week. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Six North Stars named to SJHL/MJHL showcase

By Nathan Kanter
January 11, 2018 - 5:00pm

With the first ever Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League combined showcase set to take part on Monday and Tuesday, the SJHL finally released the team rosters on Thursday morning.

Parker Smyth, seen here last season with the Grand Prairie Storm, is now a Battlefords North Star.
Parker Smyth, seen here last season with the Grand Prairie Storm, is now a Battlefords North Star. Erica Fisher/MyGrandPrairieNow.com

North Stars upgrade forward depth at deadline

By Nathan Kanter
January 11, 2018 - 12:00pm

A couple of days before the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League trade deadline, the Battlefords North Stars dealt Jared Power, who had just been acquired for Dylan Williamson, to the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Grand Prairie Storm.

North Battleford native Andrew Albers is heading overseas for the second time in his pro baseball career, this time to Osaka, Japan.
North Battleford native Andrew Albers is heading overseas for the second time in his pro baseball career, this time to Osaka, Japan. Seattle Mariners/Twitter

Albers signs with Japan's Orix Buffaloes for 2018

By Nathan Kanter
January 4, 2018 - 5:00pm

The professional baseball career of North Battleford's Andrew Albers has taken him far from home, from his college days in Kentucky, to professional stops in Minnesota, Toronto, and Seattle, plus minor league gigs all over the United States.

Dayden Dvernichuk (middle, 26) celebrates with teammates Cody Spagrud (3), Connor Manegre (22), Dakota Huebner (28), and Owen Lamb (21) after his first career goal in the second period of Wednesday's win over Kindersley.
Dayden Dvernichuk (middle, 26) celebrates with teammates Cody Spagrud (3), Connor Manegre (22), Dakota Huebner (28), and Owen Lamb (21) after his first career goal in the second period of Wednesday's win over Kindersley. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars begin 2018 by doubling up Klippers

By Nathan Kanter
January 3, 2018 - 11:19pm

The hero for the Battlefords North Stars on Wednesday night at the Civic Centre was a brand new face.

The junior girls Crusaders are off to the best start of the five JP II teams, with an 8-1 record. Here, they pose after after winning the Holy Rosary Tournament in Lloydminster in 2017.
The junior girls Crusaders are off to the best start of the five JP II teams, with an 8-1 record. Here, they pose after after winning the Holy Rosary Tournament in Lloydminster in 2017. submitted photo/Bruce Yockey

JP II basketball teams looking to build on quick start in new year

By Nathan Kanter
January 3, 2018 - 10:01am

This year at John Paull II Collegiate, the Crusaders have decided to roster not four, but five basketball teams, due to high demand.

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