SJHL Playoffs – Bauer Final Game 5: Battlefords North Stars at Humboldt Broncos

The Battlefords North Stars avoided elimination in game 4 by skating to a 3-1 win at the Civic Center. Once again the Stars will look to perform their best with their season on the line tonight.

Recent Game:

  • The recap of game 4 is on the blog.

Who’s Hot:

Humboldt Broncos:

  • Robbie Ciolfi. This guy is unbelievable. Another goal in game 4 gives him an 8 game playoff point streak, that’s every game the Broncos have played, and 12 goals in total so far in the post season. The Stars need to find a way to slow this guy down a little.

Battlefords North Stars:

  • Graham Hildebrand had a good game in net in game 4 picking up the win and getting an assist as well. He stopped 22 of the 23 shots that he faced to pick up his first playoff win since game 1 of the Nipawin series.

Players to Watch:

Humboldt Broncos:

  • There will be several Broncos to watch depending who draws into the lineup. Will Taylor Duzan get back in tonight? What about Landry or Sproule? The Broncos can rotate some guys in that will hopefully, from their perspective, be healthy and fresh.

Battlefords North Stars:

  • Boyd Wakelin. Seems to be one of those guys who raises his game when the game is on the line. Wakes did have a bad turnover in the first period of game 1 that led to a goal. But he was excellent other than that error. He and his line mates really set a good example with their first shift of the game. Robbie Newton, Tanner Schwab and Boyd Waeklin (if they are together as a line tonight) is a group to watch in game 5.

Regular Season Head to Head:

  • Regular Season Meetings:
    Battlefords 0 @ Humboldt 1 (Jan 15 2012)
    Humboldt 3 @ Battlefords 2 (Dec 21 2011)
    Battlefords 0 @ Humboldt 5 (Dec 11 2011)
    Humboldt 1 @ Battlefords 2 (Nov 5 2011)
    Humboldt 4 @ Battlefords 6 (Oct 28 2011)
    Battlefords 5 @ Humboldt 4 (Oct 7 2011)
  • Head to Head Leaders:
    Robbie Ciolfi – 5Gp – 4G – 4A – 8PTS
    Andrew Johnston – 6GP – 3G – 5A – 8PTS
    Brett Miller – 6GP – 5A – 1A – 6PTS
    Blake Tatchell – 6GP – 3G – 2A – 5PTS
    Tanner Schwab – 6GP – 2G – 3A – 5PTS


  • Playoff Meetings:
    Battlefords 4 @ Humboldt 9 (Mar 16 2012)
    Humboldt 3 @ Battlefords 1 (Mar 17 2012)
    Battlefords 1 @ Humboldt 7 (Mar 20 2012)
    Humboldt 1 @ Battlefords 3 (Mar 21 2012)
  • Playoff Leader:
    Blake Tatchell – 11GP – 4G – 8A – 12PTS
    Robbie Ciolfi – 8GP – 12G – 4A – 16PTS

Playoff Special Teams:

Humboldt Broncos:

  • PP –  11-36 (30.6%) PK – 34-37 (91.9%)

Battlefords North Stars

  • PP – 6-37 (16.7%) PK – 28-38 (73.7%)

The Big Stat(s):

  • 4-0. The Stars record so far in the playoffs when facing elimination. They have shown great character all season and through the playoffs so far when their backs are against the wall.
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1 Comment

  1. Ol' Yeller

     /  March 23, 2012

    I’ll be yellin’ in Humboldt tonight and if the whole team plays like Miller did last game it’s the Broncos backs that will be against the wall.

    We’re pullin’ for ya boys!


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