AAA Stars get home opener in

The Battlefords AAA Stars have finally gotten in a game at home after their home opener the previous week was cancelled due to winter weather.

The North Stars were home to the Saskatoon Contacts Saturday afternoon, losing by a 4-1 final score.

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There was no scoring through the first period. In the second period, Riley Heidt opened the scoring for the Contacts but it was Kobie Anderson who scored on the power play with 12:41 remaining in the first to tie it at 1-1.

But Heidt scored on a power play nine seconds into period three, and goals from Tye Leonard and Luke Korte late in the game made it a 4-1 final score.

It was a penalty-filled contest with the Contacts getting nine power play opportunities on the day, while the Stars had six power play opportunities. But both teams only notched one power play goal each.

Goaltender Jackson Fellner was named game star for the Stars while goalie Max Hildebrand was the away star for the Contacts. Shots favoured the Contacts 30-29.

On Sunday the two teams tangled again, this time at SaskTel Centre. But it was another tough result for the Stars as the Contacts prevailed again 5-1.

Luke Korte got the opening goal for the Contacts in period one, while Kobie Anderson got a power play goal for the Stars in period two.

But four Contacts goals in the third period sealed the game. Kalan Lind, Jacob Visentini (shorthanded goal), Berkley Catton and Brayden Yeager got the goals for the Contacts.

Ethan Chadwick got the win in net for the Contacts; Fellner took the loss. Final shots were 44-21 for the Contacts.

The next game for the Stars is Saturday at the Civic Centre against the Tisdale Trojans.


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