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By Craig Stein


The Battlefords North Stars have swept their way through the playoffs thus far, and into the SJHL Canalta Cup Finals, after completing their second straight series sweep with a 6-1 win in Game 4 against the Estevan Bruins Tuesday night.

Layne Young had a goal and three assists, and he led the way in the series with 11 points (4g-7a) in the four games, and he’s now tied for the league lead in playoff points (6g-12a-18p) with his linemate Coby Downs.  Downs added a goal and assist Tuesday, giving him (2g-16a) 18 points in 8 post season games.  He had 9 points (2g-7a) in the series, and has two or more points in every playoff game so far.  Keaton Holinaty also had a big night with two goals and an assist, and Connor Logan added a goal and an assist.  Joel Gryzbowski made 31/32 saves.

Michael McChesney had the lone goal for the Bruins.

The North Stars will host Game 1 of the Canalta Cup Final, likely next Friday night.


The Flin Flon Bombers got back in their series with the Nipawin Hawks, beating the Hawks 3-2 at the Whitney Forum on Tuesday.

The Hawks still lead the series 2-1 with Game 4 on Wednesday in Nipawin.

Greyson Reitmeier scored twice for the Bombers and Rylee Zimmer had a pair of assists.  Nate Hooper also scored and Zac Robidoux made 25/27 saves.

Declan Hobbs gave Kristian Stead the night off, and the rookie made 31/34 saves.  Brandan Arnold (1g-1a) and Eric Bolden did the scoring.

The Hawks host Game 4 on Wednesday, and the Bomber victory guarantees that they’ll host a Game 5 on Friday.

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