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Klippers forward Cody Hodgson (27) recorded a hat-trick in Saturday's game against the North Stars, including one shorthanded.
Klippers forward Cody Hodgson (27) recorded a hat-trick in Saturday's game against the North Stars, including one shorthanded. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Klippers double-up North Stars in special teams battle

By Nathan Kanter
September 10, 2017 - 11:04am Updated: September 10, 2017 - 11:56am

It was virtually the same opponent, but a vastly different result.

Although pre-season games don't count in the standings and it was the North Stars' sixth game in seven nights, their 6-3 loss to Kindersley Saturday was disappointing, to say the least.

North Stars forward Dakota Huebner reacts to the team's first goal on Friday night, that was credited to Layne Young, but was actually tipped by Huebner. Seven different North Stars scored on Friday in a 7-1 win pre-season win.
North Stars forward Dakota Huebner reacts to the team's first goal on Friday night, that was credited to Layne Young, but was actually tipped by Huebner. Seven different North Stars scored on Friday in a 7-1 win pre-season win. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars dominance over Klippers continues in pre-season action

By Nathan Kanter
September 9, 2017 - 10:44am

It was a familiar sight for North Stars fans, even if it was merely pre-season.

Friday night, exactly one week from the season opener against the same opponent, the Battlefords North Stars defeated the Kindersley Klippers by a large margin of 7-1 at home.

The Battlefords North Stars have played four exhibition games so far and still have three remaining. Their roster is now down to 29 bodies.
The Battlefords North Stars have played four exhibition games so far and still have three remaining. Their roster is now down to 29 bodies. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars trim roster to 29 ahead of tilt with Klippers

By Nathan Kanter
September 7, 2017 - 4:52pm Updated: September 7, 2017 - 5:24pm

Following cuts and reassignments made this morning, the Battlefords North Stars roster is now at 29 bodies.

Nothing is set in stone, as there are always moving parts in training camp, but 16 forwards, 11 defencemen, and two goaltenders are currently still in the mix.

The Broncos celebrate one of five first period goals in their 8-2 pre-season win over the North Stars on Wednesday night.
The Broncos celebrate one of five first period goals in their 8-2 pre-season win over the North Stars on Wednesday night. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Broncos dominate North Stars in pre-season rematch

By Nathan Kanter
September 7, 2017 - 9:09am Updated: September 7, 2017 - 4:44pm

It was an ugly first period.

This time, there was no coming back.

The Humboldt Broncos handily defeated the Battlefords North Stars 8-2 in pre-season action on Wednesday night at Elgar Petersen Arena, just one night after losing in overtime at the Civic Centre.

Layne Young had a three point night and scored the overtime winner on Tuesday night. Here, he celebrates the winner with Cody Spagrud.
Layne Young had a three point night and scored the overtime winner on Tuesday night. Here, he celebrates the winner with Cody Spagrud. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars' lackadaisical start overshadows comeback

By Nathan Kanter
September 5, 2017 - 11:08pm Updated: September 6, 2017 - 11:40am

It took a while to get going, but the Battlefords North Stars topped a much younger Humboldt Broncos squad 5-4 in overtime in pre-season action on Tuesday night at the Civic Centre.

Although he did not score on this particular opportunity, MacGregor Sinclair's two-goal performance on Monday night led the North Stars to their first pre-season win.
Although he did not score on this particular opportunity, MacGregor Sinclair's two-goal performance on Monday night led the North Stars to their first pre-season win. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

Sinclair leads North Stars to first pre-season win

By Nathan Kanter
September 4, 2017 - 9:06pm Updated: September 5, 2017 - 10:15am

It looked like a different team.

That's probably because it essentially was.

Just five players from the North Stars pre-season loss on Sunday dressed for Monday's rematch against the Bonnyville Pontiacs, and the result was a 2-1 win rather than a 5-2 loss.

Tre Doyon of the North Stars battles behind the net during Sunday's pre-season opener in Bonnyville against the Pontiacs of the AJHL.
Tre Doyon of the North Stars battles behind the net during Sunday's pre-season opener in Bonnyville against the Pontiacs of the AJHL. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

North Stars fall to Bonnyville in first pre-season game

By Nathan Kanter
September 4, 2017 - 9:30am

It was understandable, but that didn't make it any easier to watch.

The Battlefords North Stars looked a little disorganized in their first pre-season game of 2017-18, falling 5-2 to the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League Sunday night.

North Stars off-season acquisition Tre Doyon (12 black) gives a solid bump to Brayden Pruden (4 white) during Saturday's black vs. white intrasquad game at North Stars training camp.
North Stars off-season acquisition Tre Doyon (12 black) gives a solid bump to Brayden Pruden (4 white) during Saturday's black vs. white intrasquad game at North Stars training camp. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Coach Heck pleased with fast-paced North Stars intrasquad game

By Nathan Kanter
September 3, 2017 - 9:26am

The two final scrimmage games from Battlefords North Stars training camp Friday morning were blowouts, but the intrasquad game Saturday was anything but.

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