Two big transactions for North Stars

The Battlefords North Stars have just swung a couple of deals over the weekend in an effort to boost their already-loaded lineup of players.

One deal sees the North Stars deal 2000-born Brett Gammer to the Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League, in return for 2000-born Jaxon Steele.

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The other deal sees Ben Hiltz traded from the Weyburn Red Wings to the North Stars, with forwards Dace Prymak and defenceman Jordan Gagnon going to the Wings with a PDF.

Hiltz had just been in action for the Wings against the North Stars on Friday night, getting an assist as the North Stars beat the Wings 2-1 to take two of three on their recent weekend road swing. So far this season Hiltz has 11 goals and 11 assists; Prymak had four goals and seven assists while Gagnon had one assist.

The North Stars weren’t the only SJHL club in the mood to make deals. A lot of players were on the move this weekend and the past few days in Junior A hockey, with the league’s website reporting the following transactions:

The Melville Millionaires trade Luke Spadafora back to the Humboldt Broncos for 2001 forward Zach McIntyre and 2001 forward Spencer Weinkauf. Humboldt also gets a 4th round pck.

Also on the move from Melville were goalie Ethan Lahmon to Waywayseecappo of the MJHL for a player development fee, and Jaden Hewes to Truro of the Maritime league for a PDF as well.

Humboldt adds Spencer McHardy from Okotoks in exchange for Colin MacPherson. Also this week, Humboldt obtained Evan Benwell from Burlington and then dealt him to Nanaimo, all for PDFs, and also obtained Doug Scott from Merritt for a PDF.

Erik Boers goes to Estevan for a PDF. Estevan also sends Kolton Leslie to Portage for a PDF.

Melfort gets Ryan MacLean from Grande Prairie for a PDF.

Yorkton sent forward Jaxon Blight to the OCN Blizzard for a PDF.

Kindersley sends Drayson Collier to Virden for a PDF.

Melfort acquires forward Tian Rask from Canmore for Ryley Lanthier, who was then sent to Swan Valley of the MJHL.

Finally, Xavier Cannon goes from Whitecourt to La Ronge for a PDF.

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