Snowy weather postpones North Stars home opener

The Battlefords North Stars waited eight months for their first regular season game back on Civic Centre ice. 

Now they'll have to wait a little longer. Due to the inclement and snowy weather, their game Saturday against the Kindersley Klippers has been postponed.

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The club made the announcement on Twitter, stating all those who have purchased tickets will have an opportunity to use them at a later date. No date has been announced for when the contest will be rescheduled, however it is unlikely to be this weekend due to the winter storm situation hitting the province on both Saturday and Sunday. 

The game was supposed to be the second of a home-and-home with the Klippers to open the 2020-21 season.

The two teams opened the regular season Friday night at West Central Events Centre. Unfortunately for the North Stars it was an inauspicious start to the campaign, as they dropped that game 5-2 to the Klippers on the road. 

The North Stars did get on the board first with a goal from Riley Little, who was acquired this week by the club from Waywayseecappo. Kevin-Thomas Walters assisted on that goal at the 1:16 mark of period two.

Unfortunately the North Stars then gave up five unanswered goals to the Klippers. Hunter Larocque on the power play got things rollowing at 4:18 of the second, and that was followed up by goals in the second from Alaister Standen and Logan Linklater, and in the third from Eric Sorensen and Kyle Ford (power play). Ty Bahm's goal at the 17:03 mark of the third period for the North Stars finished the scoring. 

Final shots favored the Klippers 38-30. 

The next games scheduled for the North Stars are in La Ronge this Friday Nov. 13 and Saturday Nov. 14 for back-to-back games.

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