AAA Stars split on southern road trip

The Battlefords AAA Stars came away with a split on their southern road trip, losing in Regina but winning in Wilcox on the weekend.

Saturday, Nov. 9 saw the Regina Pat Canadians prevail over the visiting Stars 4-2. Regina scored twice in the first period before Colby Ralston scored the lone second-period goal for the Stars, the assists to Noah Schindel and Jake Southgate.

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After Regina scored again to make it 3-1 in the third period, Mason Bueckert scored from Payton Kostyshyn and Vaughn Watterodt assisting. But Brenden Holba added the crucial late insurance marker for the win. Overall, Regina outshot the Stars 31-16 making it a busy night for Jackson Fellner in goal, with 27 saves.   

Fortunately the Stars rebounded at Duncan McNeill Arena the following afternoon with a 4-2 win over the Notre Dame Argos. Jake Southgate, Carson Dobson and Liam McInnis on the power play helped the Stars build a 3-0 first period lead. Even though Notre Dame scored two goals to make it close, Vaughn Watterodt sealed up the game with a late goal from McInnis and Southgate to secure the win in the third period.

The Stars now have six wins, seven losses and two shootout losses in 15 games. The next action for the Stars was scheduled for Wednesday in Saskatoon against the Blazers.  

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