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Crusaders centre Andrew Pyle goes up for a shot at the senior boys basketball home tournament this past weekend. The team went 2-1 and won bronze over Swift Current.
Crusaders centre Andrew Pyle goes up for a shot at the senior boys basketball home tournament this past weekend. The team went 2-1 and won bronze over Swift Current. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Crusaders claim bronze at senior boys home tourney

By Nathan Kanter
December 18, 2017 - 2:00pm

The John Paul II Crusaders senior boys basketball team took bronze at their home tournament this past weekend, following a 72-60 win over Swift Current in the third-place game.

They beat Humboldt handily in their first game, but then lost to Weyburn 67-62 in the semifinal.

Melville goaltender Cheyenne Jamieson makes a stop on the Sharks during the third period of Sunday's game, where Melville won 5-0.
Melville goaltender Cheyenne Jamieson makes a stop on the Sharks during the third period of Sunday's game, where Melville won 5-0. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

AAA Sharks split weekend with Melville despite lack of jump

By Nathan Kanter
December 18, 2017 - 12:00pm

Thanks to a strong goaltending performance from Haylie Biever, the Battlefords AAA Sharks did not leave Battleford Arena empty handed following a pair of home games this weekend.

Blake Fennig (middle) gets hugged by North Stars forward Keith Anderson after Fennig set him up for his second goal of the game on Saturday. The North Stars won 5-1.
Blake Fennig (middle) gets hugged by North Stars forward Keith Anderson after Fennig set him up for his second goal of the game on Saturday. The North Stars won 5-1. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars close out first half with 5-1 win over Bombers

By Nathan Kanter
December 17, 2017 - 1:18am Updated: December 17, 2017 - 10:05am

Everyone could see it: the first period for the Battlefords North Stars on Saturday night at the Civic Centre was not very good.

They allowed the game's opening goal to the Flin Flon Bombers — a team with just one road win all season — and went into the first period trailing 1-0.

North Stars goaltender Joel Grzybowski and defenceman Cody Spagrud celebrate immediately following the buzzer of Friday's game, as Dakota Huebner approaches. The North Stars won 3-2 to push their record to 23-5-2 this season.
North Stars goaltender Joel Grzybowski and defenceman Cody Spagrud celebrate immediately following the buzzer of Friday's game, as Dakota Huebner approaches. The North Stars won 3-2 to push their record to 23-5-2 this season. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars shut down Mustangs offence in 3-2 win

By Nathan Kanter
December 15, 2017 - 11:31pm

The Battlefords North Stars managed to hold onto a one-goal lead for nearly two periods of Friday's game against the Melfort Mustangs and subsequently came away with a 3-2 regulation win.

Nipawin forward Brandan Arnold, left, celebrates his overtime winner at the Civic Centre over the North Stars on Tuesday night. The win was the Hawks 11th in their last 12 games.
Nipawin forward Brandan Arnold, left, celebrates his overtime winner at the Civic Centre over the North Stars on Tuesday night. The win was the Hawks 11th in their last 12 games. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Arnold's OT winner paces Hawks past North Stars

By Nathan Kanter
December 12, 2017 - 11:36pm

Battlefords North Stars head coach Brandon Heck entered the dressing room after Tuesday's overtime loss to Nipawin and didn't have much to say to his club.

Ryan Rosenberg (left) and Ryan Gil (15), have not been approved to play in the SJHL. Rosenberg re-joined the North Stars in November but never dressed in a game because he was never approved. Gil was unintentionally allowed to play four games before being pulled from the roster due to the same rule that prevented Rosenberg from suiting up.
Ryan Rosenberg (left) and Ryan Gil (15), have not been approved to play in the SJHL. Rosenberg re-joined the North Stars in November but never dressed in a game because he was never approved. Gil was unintentionally allowed to play four games before being pulled from the roster due to the same rule that prevented Rosenberg from suiting up. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Is Hockey Canada playing politics with American players?

By Nathan Kanter
December 12, 2017 - 5:00pm

Earlier this season — in late October and early November — the Battlefords North Stars tried to add two American players to their roster, only to subsequently have those players deemed ineligible to play Junior A hockey in Canada.

The senior boys Vikings basketball defeated Moose Jaw Central 90-68 in the final of the Centennial Classic this past weekend to win gold.
The senior boys Vikings basketball defeated Moose Jaw Central 90-68 in the final of the Centennial Classic this past weekend to win gold. Submitted photo/Jamie Sommerfeld

Vikings basketball teams win 3 gold, 1 silver over weekend

By Nathan Kanter
December 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

The basketball season is now in full swing and all four of the North Battleford Comprehensive High School Vikings teams are starting to find their stride.

This past weekend, three of the four won gold, while the fourth team came away with a silver.

Kate Ball of the Prince Albert Northern Bears has a marvelous chance right on the doorstep during Sunday's game against the Sharks at Battleford Arena. Ball did not score on this opportunity, but had five assists in the two games against the Sharks.
Kate Ball of the Prince Albert Northern Bears has a marvelous chance right on the doorstep during Sunday's game against the Sharks at Battleford Arena. Ball did not score on this opportunity, but had five assists in the two games against the Sharks. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Sharks nearly upset Bears; drop sixth straight

By Nathan Kanter
December 11, 2017 - 5:00pm

It was perhaps their strongest game of the season, yet the standings won't show it.

The Battlefords Sharks nearly took down the defending champion Prince Albert Northern Bears on Sunday afternoon, falling in the end by a score of 6-5.

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