The 2014-2015 season is days away from beginning which means that excitement in the Battlefords is ramping up. The North Stars host their kick-off breakfast tomorrow morning at the Civic Center. The team then hosts the Kindersley Klippers at the Civic Center on Friday night.
The Stars had a strong preseason and despite a lot of turnover from last year’s team look to have a strong group once again this season.
Friday’s game will also feature a banner raising/unveiling as well as a moment of silence for a long time North Stars fan. It should be an exciting, emotional and fun start to the season. With the first game of the regular season comes the first broadcast of the game on CJNB/CJNS 1050AM in the Battlefords and 102.3FM in Meadow Lake as well as online at http://www.cjnb.com
The reason I am able to broadcast hockey games for a living, and the reason I get to do all regular season games home and away, is because of the North Stars great fans and the sponsors here in the community who support the team and the radio station. This year will see some new sponsors and some new features.
Once again NorSask Farm Equipment is the game day sponsor. UltraPrint is the new sponsor of the pregame show which starts 15 minutes prior to puck drop. 2 for 1 Family Pizza is once again on board as the power play contest sponsor. If you get your name in prior to the game you can win one medium pizza for every power play goal the Stars score during that game.
Sanberg Colision is now on board and will sponsor the North Stars Collision of the game. And Canadian Tire will bring us the 3 Stars of the game in the post game show. North Battleford Hyundai has joined as well and will sponsor the Coach’s Show during the pre- and post-game segments.
When we are on the road tune in and enjoy the game. When the Stars are at home bring a radio with you to the Civic Center and make sure you put the post-game show on in your car on your way home to find out the Canadian Tire 3 Stars and to hear what the coach thought of the game thanks to North Battleford Hyundai.
There are other sponsors who help bring the game to the airwaves. You will hear their commercials during the games. Please support those businesses when you can, and all local businesses, as they are a big part of this community.
Our other great sponsors include Rainbow Toyota, Phoenix Source for Sports, Innovation Credit Union, Valley Ford, Taco time, Bridges Chev Buick GM.
The North Stars kickoff breakfast is tomorrow morning and I will have more on the team and the upcoming season after breakfast.