Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hall Named To SJHL All Rookie Team / AAA Stars Seek New Coach.

Some good news today for the Battlefords North Stars.

Battlefords North Star's forward Kyle Hall has been named to the All-Rookie team in the SJHL. Hall was also an honorable mention for the SJHL Rookie Of the Year Award.

The SJHL has released the names of its year end award winners and La Ronge Ice Wolves forward Travis Eggum has been named Player of the Year.

Here is the full list:

Leading Scorer/Player of the Year: Travis Eggum
RBC Jr A Scholarship: Tanner McCall - Weyburn
Top Goaltender: Russell Abbott - Notre Dame
Most Valuable Player: Marc Andre-Carre - La Ronge
Top Defenceman: Blaine Tendler - Yorkton
Top Rookie: Eli Lichtenwald - Nipawin


I received an e-mail this morning from Midget AAA Star's Governor Bruce

Greg Schmidt and I had a long discussion and I expressed to him that the club was very interested and excited to have him continue as coach in 2011/2012. Unfortunately, He informed me that he will not return as Head Coach next season. Greg had discussed everything with his wife and family before making this difficult decision. He cited that with 2 kids in hockey (atom and Midget) next season, plus working on his post-secondary education, coaching the Midget Stars is not an option. Bottom line is that spending time with his young family has to come first and foremost
and that if he could not dedicate the number of hours he felt would be
needed to do a good job of coaching he did not want to do it at all. I told him that although I am disappointed that he will not be returning, I understand and respect his decision.

The Midget Stars will begin the search for a new coach immediately, as advertisements will be placed throughout the province. We will look to have someone in place before Spring Camp in April.

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