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There were numerous sponsors at the SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina this week, which helped make it a success.
There were numerous sponsors at the SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina this week, which helped make it a success. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Organizers say inaugural SJHL/MJHL showcase went well

By Nathan Kanter
January 18, 2018 - 2:00pm

The event wasn't even over when Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League commissioner Bill Chow confirmed the first ever SJHL and Manitoba Junior Hockey League combined showcase will return next season.

Five North Star players and trainer Rachelle Matisz took part in the first ever SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina. From left to right: Layne Young, MacGregor Sinclair, Matthias Urbanski, Cody Spagrud, Levi Kleiboer, Rachelle Matisz.
Five North Star players and trainer Rachelle Matisz took part in the first ever SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina. From left to right: Layne Young, MacGregor Sinclair, Matthias Urbanski, Cody Spagrud, Levi Kleiboer, Rachelle Matisz. Caitlyn Gray/North Stars

North Stars reflect on SJHL/MJHL showcase experience

By Nathan Kanter
January 17, 2018 - 5:00pm

With Battlefords North Stars forward Dakota Huebner not able to take part in this week's Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League showcase due to injury, the majority of North Stars that did take part didn't have to worry too much about impressing scouts.

Steinbach Pistons goaltender Matthew Thiessen makes a save for Team Garbutt on Tuesday at the SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina. Thiessen, an 18-year-old who is eligible for June's NHL entry-draft, made 28 saves on 30 shots in the win.
Steinbach Pistons goaltender Matthew Thiessen makes a save for Team Garbutt on Tuesday at the SJHL/MJHL showcase in Regina. Thiessen, an 18-year-old who is eligible for June's NHL entry-draft, made 28 saves on 30 shots in the win. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

SJHL/MJHL Showcase Day 2 Recap

By Nathan Kanter
January 17, 2018 - 12:00pm

The inaugural Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League combined showcase wrapped up on Tuesday with a second slate of games at the Co-operators Centre in Regina.

Brad Girard, second from right, celebrates his game-tying goal in the final two minutes of Tuesday's win with his teammates.
Brad Girard, second from right, celebrates his game-tying goal in the final two minutes of Tuesday's win with his teammates. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars' Girard named SJHL player of the week

By battlefordsNOW Staff
January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

This past week, the Battlefords North Stars came back from a 3-0 deficit against the top team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League thanks to two goals from Brad Girard.

North Stars defenceman Cody Spagrud (far left) celebrates the fourth goal with Team Kunitz members Chance Longjohn (11), Marshall Wilton (23), and Erik Olson (24) during Monday night's game.
North Stars defenceman Cody Spagrud (far left) celebrates the fourth goal with Team Kunitz members Chance Longjohn (11), Marshall Wilton (23), and Erik Olson (24) during Monday night's game. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

SJHL/MJHL Showcase Day 1 Recap

By Nathan Kanter
January 16, 2018 - 10:00am

Five Battlefords North Stars took part in the first ever Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and Manitoba Junior Hockey League combined showcase, which kicked off on Monday in Regina with a three-game slate.

All three games were SJHL victories.

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