Nathan Kanter

Vikings player Anna Atcheynum jumps and connects with the ball in Saturday’s round robin action at NBCHS. Neither the Vikings nor Crusaders were able to qualify for provincials.
Vikings player Anna Atcheynum jumps and connects with the ball in Saturday’s round robin action at NBCHS. Neither the Vikings nor Crusaders were able to qualify for provincials. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Vikings, Crusaders come up short at v-ball regionals

By Nathan Kanter
November 14, 2016 - 12:00pm Updated: November 14, 2016 - 3:29pm

They clawed their way back from a 24-20 deficit to win their opening set, but the North Battleford Comprehensive High School (NBCHS) Vikings senior girls volleyball team couldn’t come from behind the following two sets.

The AAA Stars look to clear a loose puck around the crease in a home game on Oct. 23. Since that weekend, the Stars have gone 2-5.
The AAA Stars look to clear a loose puck around the crease in a home game on Oct. 23. Since that weekend, the Stars have gone 2-5. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

AAA Stars drop both weekend games to the Notre Dame Hounds

By Nathan Kanter
November 14, 2016 - 10:00am

The AAA Battleford Stars fell in back-to-back games over the weekend.

Their head coach Jean Fauchon was away helping coach the U-18 female provincial team this past week as the Stars lost 6-3 and 8-1 against the Notre Dame Hounds.

North Stars captain Kendall Fransoo (black) takes down klippers forward Cody Hodgson in a fight during the third period of Saturday's 5-2 win.
North Stars captain Kendall Fransoo (black) takes down klippers forward Cody Hodgson in a fight during the third period of Saturday's 5-2 win. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Inconsistent effort still enough for North Stars to duplicate win

By Nathan Kanter
November 13, 2016 - 10:06am Updated: November 13, 2016 - 12:33pm

The final score and the opponent may have been the same, but the effort from the North Stars in their 5-2 away win over Kindersley on Saturday night wasn’t even close to being similar.

From left: North Stars captains Sych and Fransoo are best friends off the ice. But how well do they really know each other? We find out.
From left: North Stars captains Sych and Fransoo are best friends off the ice. But how well do they really know each other? We find out. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

How well do North Stars Sych and Fransoo really know each other?

By Nathan Kanter
November 10, 2016 - 6:39pm

Number two and number six are often seen skating side by side on the ice for the Battleford North Stars.

Off the ice, Kendall Fransoo and Connor Sych are best buds too. They even often get mistaken for one another. 

But who knows the other better?

We decided to find out. 

The North Stars celebrate the first goal of the game in the second period of Tuesday’s game against the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
The North Stars celebrate the first goal of the game in the second period of Tuesday’s game against the La Ronge Ice Wolves. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars ninth straight win overshadowed by slow start

By Nathan Kanter
November 8, 2016 - 11:06pm

One day, slow starts may very well come back to haunt the North Stars.

But for now, they seem to be able to overcome them.

As was the case in their 4-1 victory over the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the Civic Centre on Tuesday night. It was the team’s ninth straight win.

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