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Garan Magnes (16) gets fired up after scoring to put the North Stars up 5-3 in Tuesday's contest versus the Bruins. The North Stars eventually won the must-win game 9-6 to force game five at home.
Garan Magnes (16) gets fired up after scoring to put the North Stars up 5-3 in Tuesday's contest versus the Bruins. The North Stars eventually won the must-win game 9-6 to force game five at home. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW staff

Down but not out: North Stars force game 5 with crazy 9-6 win

By Nathan Kanter
April 3, 2018 - 11:16pm Updated: April 4, 2018 - 1:47pm

In perhaps the most utterly ridiculous game of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League season so far, the Battlefords North Stars topped the Estevan Bruins 9-6 to force a game 5 this Thursday, as the win means they now trail 3-1 in the best-of-7 semifinal series.

North Stars captain Layne Young celebrates a goal in game two of the North Stars semifinal series against Estevan. The North Stars' backs are currently against the wall, trailing their series 3-0 with game four set for Tuesday.
North Stars captain Layne Young celebrates a goal in game two of the North Stars semifinal series against Estevan. The North Stars' backs are currently against the wall, trailing their series 3-0 with game four set for Tuesday. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

With North Stars down 3-0 to Bruins, it's all about belief

By Nathan Kanter
April 3, 2018 - 2:00pm

Only twice in the last 40 years has a team in the National Hockey League come back from a 3-0 series deficit to win.

Matthias Urbanski (12) tries to carry the puck behind the Bruins net in the North Stars semifinal series against Estevan. Zach Goberis of the Bruins (16) had a hat-trick in Monday's 5-2 win, which gives the Bruins a 3-0 series lead on the North Stars.
Matthias Urbanski (12) tries to carry the puck behind the Bruins net in the North Stars semifinal series against Estevan. Zach Goberis of the Bruins (16) had a hat-trick in Monday's 5-2 win, which gives the Bruins a 3-0 series lead on the North Stars. Nathan Kanter/BattlefordsNOW staff

North Stars one loss away from elimination after falling to Bruins 5-2

By Nathan Kanter
April 3, 2018 - 12:25am

The Battlefords North Stars' quest to stay alive in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League playoffs just got a lot more strenuous.

Battlefords North Stars captain Layne Young said the best is yet to come for the team. The North Stars are trailing 2-0 in the best of seven series against the Estevan Bruins.
Battlefords North Stars captain Layne Young said the best is yet to come for the team. The North Stars are trailing 2-0 in the best of seven series against the Estevan Bruins. Nathan Kanter/battlefordsNOW Staff

North Stars know they can rebound in semifinal series vs. Bruins

By Nathan Kanter
April 2, 2018 - 1:00pm

"The best is yet to come."

Those are the words Battlefords North Stars captain Layne Young said right before heading onto the ice on Monday morning for the team's gameday skate in Estevan.

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