The last time the Battlefords North Stars won a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League championship Logan Nachtegaele was just three years old, but now 17 years later the homegrown forward is playing a key role in helping the club continue its quest for a national title.
The 6-foot, 180-pound winger played in 46 games with the North Stars during the regular season, his third with the team, and while his numbers paled to those of others on the club Nachtegaele had three game-winning tallies and provided plenty of support for a team that was by far the best defensively in the entire league.
Nachtegaele finished the regular campaign with seven goals and eight assists, but in the playoffs he has upped his level of play by registering seven points in 12 post-season tilts.
Nachtegaele has been a mainstay in his hometown for his entire career having played 129 games over the last three years with the North Stars and prior to that there was one season with the Battlefords Stars of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League preceded by a campaign with the Battlefords Barons of the Centre-Four Hockey League Midget AA loop.
Always a role player, Nachtegaele has performed his duties very admirably at every level and the North Stars will be relying on him to continue doing what he does best as they prepare to take the next step towards a national championship when they open the Western Canada Cup in Penticton on Saturday against the host British Columbia Hockey League champions.
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