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From left to right: graduating players Connor Manegre, Garan Magnes, Troy Gerein, Layne Young, Conor Jensen, Taryn Kotchorek, Keith Anderson, Chaseton Braid.
From left to right: graduating players Connor Manegre, Garan Magnes, Troy Gerein, Layne Young, Conor Jensen, Taryn Kotchorek, Keith Anderson, Chaseton Braid. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars hold year-end banquet

By Nathan Kanter
April 10, 2018 - 11:05am Updated: April 10, 2018 - 2:21pm

The Battlefords North Stars honoured their eight graduating players at their year-end banquet on Monday night at the Civic Centre, handing out jerseys to each of those who won't return.

(Left to right) Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL player who was part of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos bus tragedy, SJHL president Bill Chow, Federated Co-operatives Limited CEO Scott Banda, and Lake Country Co-op CEO Dean McKim, at the SJHL's announcement of a new player assistance program.
(Left to right) Sheldon Kennedy, a former NHL player who was part of the 1986 Swift Current Broncos bus tragedy, SJHL president Bill Chow, Federated Co-operatives Limited CEO Scott Banda, and Lake Country Co-op CEO Dean McKim, at the SJHL's announcement of a new player assistance program. SJHL/Twitter

SJHL launches assistance program in wake of Humboldt tragedy

By Nathan Kanter
April 10, 2018 - 10:30am

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has announced a new SJHL assistance program designed to provide mental health assistance and grief counselling for all players, coaches, staff, and volunteers affected by Friday's tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos.

Kaleb Dahlgren, centre, poses with two students at Watrous Elementary School, after he gave a talk about living with Type 1 diabetes this past March.
Kaleb Dahlgren, centre, poses with two students at Watrous Elementary School, after he gave a talk about living with Type 1 diabetes this past March. Kaleb Dahlgren/Twitter

Former AAA Stars forward Dahlgren in stable condition following Humboldt bus crash

By Nathan Kanter
April 9, 2018 - 2:00pm

Saskatoon native Kaleb Dahlgren was one of 29 people involved in the horrific Humboldt Broncos bus collision Friday.

Countless flowers and personal messages have been left on the steps of Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, the home of the SJHL's Broncos.
Countless flowers and personal messages have been left on the steps of Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt, the home of the SJHL's Broncos. Liam Richards/The Canadian Press

Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy hits Battlefords North Stars hard

By Nathan Kanter
April 8, 2018 - 4:44pm

As the country and world is still reeling from the horrific bus collision involving the SJHL Humboldt Broncos, coaches and players from the Battlefords North Stars are especially feeling the pain as many of them personally know those who were affected by the tragedy.

The UMD Bulldogs pose for their NCAA West Regional Championship photo in late March, which came after a 2-1 win over Air Force. Battleford's Blake Young is the only player wearing his hat backwards, in the second row from the front.
The UMD Bulldogs pose for their NCAA West Regional Championship photo in late March, which came after a 2-1 win over Air Force. Battleford's Blake Young is the only player wearing his hat backwards, in the second row from the front. Riley Tufte/Twitter

Battleford native Young playing in Frozen Four for second straight year

By Nathan Kanter
April 5, 2018 - 10:00am

While the Battlefords North Stars have a do-or-die playoff game tonight at the Civic Centre, one of their alumni will also be playing to keep his season alive.

Garan Magnes (16) gets fired up after scoring to put the North Stars up 5-3 in Tuesday's contest versus the Bruins. The North Stars eventually won the must-win game 9-6 to force game five at home.
Garan Magnes (16) gets fired up after scoring to put the North Stars up 5-3 in Tuesday's contest versus the Bruins. The North Stars eventually won the must-win game 9-6 to force game five at home. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Down but not out: North Stars force game 5 with crazy 9-6 win

By Nathan Kanter
April 3, 2018 - 11:16pm Updated: April 4, 2018 - 1:47pm

In perhaps the most utterly ridiculous game of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season so far, the Battlefords North Stars topped the Estevan Bruins 9-6 to force a game 5 this Thursday, as the win means they now trail 3-1 in the best-of-7 semifinal series.

North Stars captain Layne Young celebrates a goal in game two of the North Stars semifinal series against Estevan. The North Stars' backs are currently against the wall, trailing their series 3-0 with game four set for Tuesday.
North Stars captain Layne Young celebrates a goal in game two of the North Stars semifinal series against Estevan. The North Stars' backs are currently against the wall, trailing their series 3-0 with game four set for Tuesday. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

With North Stars down 3-0 to Bruins, it's all about belief

By Nathan Kanter
April 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Only twice in the last 40 years has a team in the National Hockey League come back from a 3-0 series deficit to win.

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