Another prominent graduating member of the Canalta Cup champion Battlefords North Stars has made known his future plans.
Assistant captain Braydon Buziak has announced he is heading to York University in Ontario. He will be playing for the Lions hockey program and pursuing a business degree.
Buziak had 20 goals and 32 assists with the North Stars in 2018-19. He spent the previous two seasons in the WHL with the Regina Pats and Victoria Royals after playing for the North Stars in 2015-16.
York is no stranger to attracting talent from the SJHL. Former Humboldt Broncos assistant captain Kaleb Dahlgren joined York last year following the bus tragedy. Both Dahlgren and Buziak were teammates on the midget Battlefords AAA Stars roster from 2013-15.
In a statement, Buziak thanked the North Stars organization for his time with the team.
“Thank you to the whole North Stars organization from fans, staff and the boys,” said Buziak. “This was an unbelievable year. I’ll never forget the memories! Very excited to continue playing for the Lions while attending school working towards a business degree.”
“I am so excited for Braydon!” was the reaction of head coach Brayden Klimosko in a statement. “He had a great season with us, he played his best in the biggest games. He was a warrior and miserable to play against! York recruited themselves a winner. I wish him all the best.”