Big week ahead for our Stars

I don’t normally do a preview of the week to come for the North Stars. Maybe I should? But this week is different. This week is special. Whenever a schedule comes out there are games that you circle. Games to look forward to throughout the season. Road trips of interest. And sometimes there is a week to watch.

This week is one of those weeks. Tomorrow the North Stars face Melfort on the road. Then Friday the boys are on the ice in Kindersley. Saturday the Klippers come back to the Civic Center. And Sunday the Humboldt Broncos host the North Stars.

First up will be a playoff rematch. So much of what this season is going to be about is based on last season’s playoff disappointment. The Mustangs upset the Stars with a sweep in the Survivor Series. Stars GM and Head Coach Kevin Hasselberg has talked about how that early exit was not good enough for this franchise. And he put in a lot of work (as have the rest of the board, staff and the players) to put together what looks to be a very good team. So tomorrow is the first chance at a small slice of revenge, or payback if you will, for last season.

Then it’s the home and home with Kindersley. After the Klippers took the first two meetings of the year on the opening weekend the Stars will be out for some more revenge. The Kippers have been on a roll in the early going and lead the division. The Stars won’t want to let Kindersley get too far ahead in the standings too early. A couple wins would tighten things up at the top of the Kramer Division. Also, I know the team is also looking forward to getting back on the ice at the Civic Center. They haven’t really showed the home crowd a full 60 minutes of what they are capable of producing.

And then the Stars are in Humboldt for the first time this season. Our first chance to see the Broncos. And the first time these teams have met since the re-alignment made them divisional opponents. The Broncos, like the Stars, are off to a bit of a slow start. But like the Stars you know they have the talent and the coaching staff to get things going and it would be a surprise to see them at .500 throughout the season. Plus my first year here was the year the Broncos beat the Stars in the North finals in OT in game 6. So games against the Broncos are always special.

4 games in 5 nights. 3 of them on the road. 3 against divisional foes.

Talk about an epic week.

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  1. Epic week is a good way to report it. It will be fun to watch.

  2. Hockeyfan

     /  October 15, 2013

    When will lee knight be ready to go?

  3. hockeyfan

     /  October 15, 2013

    Wow, do you think the stars might get another goalie?

  4. hockeyfan

     /  October 16, 2013

    I think they have played well, but how will they do in the playoffs? both are very in experienced.


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