Battlefords MLA Herb Cox saluted the efforts of the Battlefords North Stars in the legislature Monday.
Cox’s remarks came just after the North Stars had won the Canalta Cup, and with the team in the midst of a series with the Portage Terriers for the Anavet Cup.
The member’s statement by Cox is reproduced here from Hansard.
Mr. Cox: — Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker, it’s indeed a delight for me to rise today to highlight the success of our local Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League team, The Battlefords North Stars.
The Stars have concluded a great season in this, the 50th year of the SJHL [Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League], by winning the Canalta Cup for the second time in the last three seasons. This playoff run was truly amazing, with wins against Flin Flon in seven games in round one, a sweep of the Yorkton Terriers in four games in the semifinals. And the final series pitted the Stars against the Melfort Mustangs, and they wrapped that series up in five games.
A solid core of talented veterans and great energy from all members of this team, along with stellar goaltending, has propelled this team through three rounds of SJHL playoffs. And now it’s on to the Anavet Cup against the Manitoba champions, the Portage Terriers. I know that all of the SJHL teams, and indeed our whole province, is pulling for our provincial champions to win.
The interprovincial series started in Portage last weekend with a split of the first two games. Now it’s back home to North Battleford for games three, four, and five. And I know our fans are anxiously anticipating some great hockey, and our Civic Centre will be packed and it will be loud as we cheer on our team. Mr. Speaker, I ask all members to join me in congratulating our Battlefords North Stars. Go, Stars!