The hockey season for the Battlefords AAA Stars came to an end Sunday with a 5-3 loss to the Moose Jaw Warriors.
The game at the Civic Centre was a close one most of the way. The Stars got on the board first in period one with a goal from Mason Bueckert on the power play midway through the period, with Wyatt Wilson in the box for cross-checking.
Moose Jaw tied it up in the first with Austin Reschny scoring with 7:56 left in the period, and that would be all the scoring through one.
In period two the North Stars took the lead again on Jake Southgate’s goal from Noah Schindel. But Lucius Schmidt tied it up again with 1:15 left in the frame.
The third period saw the Warriors take the lead for good near the midway point of the frame. Goals by Schmidt and then by Atley Calvert on the power play and by Caelan Fitzpatrick with 4:11 left gave the Warriors an insurmountable three-goal lead.
The final goal of the season came with 1:23 on the clock as Liam McInnis got a power play goal from Curren Wintonyk-Pilot and Easton Ediger.
The Stars finish the 2019-20 regular season with 17 wins, 24 losses, two shootout losses and one overtime loss, in ninth place in the standings.