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Layne Young celebrates a second period goal Friday night at the Civic Centre.
Layne Young celebrates a second period goal Friday night at the Civic Centre. Matt Kelly/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars narrowly win season opener

By Nathan Kanter
September 17, 2016 - 8:44am Updated: September 17, 2016 - 9:46am

It wasn’t pretty, but it worked; the Battlefords North Stars won their season opener against the Kindersley Klippers 3-2.

Layne Young’s two goals lifted the home team over the Klippers at the Civic Centre on Friday, Sept. 16.

Carlton Crusaders QB, Darryl Sanderson (8), tries to escape the clutches of North Battleford Vikings Anson Landrie (88) before being sacked in the second quarter of a 37-13 loss at Max Clunie Field on Thursday.
Carlton Crusaders QB, Darryl Sanderson (8), tries to escape the clutches of North Battleford Vikings Anson Landrie (88) before being sacked in the second quarter of a 37-13 loss at Max Clunie Field on Thursday. Shane O'Neill/paNOW Staff

Vikings score early, often in win over Crusaders

By Shane O'Neill
September 16, 2016 - 6:51am

The North Battleford CHS Vikings went deep into their playbook, completing 13 passes to five different receivers, to beat the Carlton CHS Crusaders 37-13 on Thursday night at Max Clunie Field.

North Star forward Layne Young passes the puck during training camp last week. Young is the reigning SJHL rookie of the year.
North Star forward Layne Young passes the puck during training camp last week. Young is the reigning SJHL rookie of the year. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars expect to score by committee in 2016-17

By Nathan Kanter
September 15, 2016 - 12:26pm

Last year’s Battlefords North Stars won three quarters of their games over the course of a 58-game season, something many fans would consider superb.

They had three of the league’s top-10 scorers on their team, Igor Leonenko, Layne Young, and Coby Downs, another exceptional feat.

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