North Stars to face Flin Flon

The quarter-final opponent for the Battlefords North Stars will be the Flin Flon Bombers.

The Bombers secured their place in the next round by beating Weyburn Red Wings in a two-game sweep of their Survivor Series.

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Flin Flon won its clinching game 6-2, scoring four third-period goals. Shots favoured the Bombers by an overwhelming 60 to 24 margin, including 20 to 6 in the third period.

This is the third time in four years that the Bombers and North Stars have met in the playoffs. The Bombers won in five games in the semi-finals in 2016 while the North Stars won in four straight in the Canalta Cup finals a year later.

The North Stars will enter their latest series with the Bombers as the hottest team in the SJHL going into the playoffs, with a record of 9-0-0-1 in their last 10u games. 

Game one goes Friday at the Civic Centre at 7:30 p.m. and tickets are now on sale online and at the North Stars ticket office.

While the North Stars awaited word on who their playoff opponent would be, they took time last week to hand out their team awards at their awards night Thursday.

The awards this year went to Brett Gammer for Rookie of the Year, Dylan Esau and Seth Summers tied for Most Improved Player, Cody Spagrud as Defenceman of the Year and Owen Lamb as Humanitarian Award and Fan Choice Award winner. Joel Grzybowski took the Most Dedicated Player award, Braydon Buziak received the North West Hockey Development Association Scholarship and Macgregor Sinclair took home team MVP honors.

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