The season continues to tick down for the Battlefords AAA Stars, who now hit the road for Yorkton for two games this weekend.
The Stars play the Yorkton Secon Maulers on Saturday night and again on Sunday afternoon at the Farrell Agencies Arena. After that road trip they have only two home games left to close out the season, against Moose Jaw next Saturday and Sunday at the Civic Centre.
Wednesday night, the Stars hosted the Beardy’s Blackhawks in the last-ever matchup between those two clubs. In that game the Blackhawks prevailed 4-2, despite the Stars outshooting the Blackhawks 42-26. But the Stars were frustrated by a standout performance by Matthew Hennessey in net.
Jake Southgate tied the game for the Stars in the first period, and Mason Bueckert added another in the third period to cut the margin to 3-2, but a late empty-net goal sealed it for Beardy’s.
The Stars are currently playing out the string as they are out of playoff contention in the league. Their record stands at 15-22-2-1 for 33 points, with only four games remaining on the schedule.