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Saskatoon Stars head into playoffs on winning note

By TERESA SHIRLEY

The Saskatoon Stars finished their 2016-2017 regular season with a team best of 76 points.
They had an impressive 159 goals for and 37 goals against. Five of the top ten scorers in the league are athletes on the Saskatoon Stars. Of the top three goalies in the league- two belong to the Saskatoon Stars.
Jordan Ivanko with a 0.939 save percentage and Arden Kliewar with a 0.923 save percentage. This group of athletes has several members that will make this their third straight first place finish in the SFMAAAHL.
They have their sights set even higher, on winning the league for a third straight year and earning a spot to play for Canada West representation at a third straight ESSO Cup, Canada’s National Midget Female Hockey Championship.
This is incredibly impressive when they have a young team and will only graduate three players this season.
The Saskatoon Stars have several players with College Commitments, and several scouts watching them play. The team is ranked number 2 across national rankings.
The Stars begin their first round of playoffs against the Weyburn Goldwings in a beat of five series. The first three games are set for Wednesday February 22 at 6:45 pm at Agriplace Arena, Friday in Weyburn and back at Agriplace on Saturday February 25 at 7 pm.
The Stars team is made up of players from Warman, Hanley, Clavet, Delisle, Wilcox, Theodore, Kamsack and Saskatoon.

Hanley Sabers advance to football semi-final

The Hanley Sabers doubled the visiting Wakaw Warriors 72-36 on Saturday, October 29 in one of several quarter-final matchups in the 2A six-man high school football championship playoffs.
WIth the win, the Sabers earn the right to host a semi-final game on Saturday, November 5 against the Winston High School (Watrous) Wildcats.
Hanley head coach Mark Anderson said it was a tough battle in the trenches.
“It was a game where we never felt like we were in control until the middle of the fourth quarter,” said Anderson. “We got out to a two-touchdown lead right off the start of the game, but Wakaw kept coming back, mainly with long pass and run plays.”
Anderson said Hanley quarterback Conor Prosofsky and receivers Marshall Prosofsky and Colten Olyniuk had very strong games, as did two-way player Evan Ashdown.
Defensively, Anderson singled out Garnet Bursaw, Ryder Belina and Tyler Halabi for making consistently good plays.
“I’m very proud of hte whole team,” said Anderson. “They prepared for the playoff game and then went out and executed the game plan.”