Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday Takes.

Good morning,

The Battlefords North Stars are holding their Annual General Meeting tonight at 7:00 from the North Battleford Civic Center. The primary purpose of tonight's function is to go over the financial statements from the recent year and soon we'll know exactly where the Stars stack-up financially heading into 2011-2012. The A.G.M. will also likely feature an election for some positions on the North Star's Board of Directors.

The public is certainly welcome to attend the A.G.M. and can vote for Board Members provided they pay a small fee.


The Battlefords North Stars held their Annual Golf Classic on Saturday at the North Battleford Golf and Country Club. It was great to see such a strong representation from players, coaches, parents and fans. Theweather was a little finicky, but everybody got their round in, and a tremendous supper was enjoyed by all afterward.


The Kindersley Klippers have traded a key cog from their blue line.

The Kindersley Klippers have made a three-for-one trade with the BCHL's Salmon Arm Silverbacks. Kindersley sends homegrown product Sean Flanagan to the Silverbacks for 20-year-old forward Ten Vaanholt,19-year-old forward Josh McKissock and 19-year-old defenceman Justin Elliott.

According to Brenden Ullrich's blog, Flanagan requested the deal, and wanted to play away from home.

Salmon Arm certainly paid a price to land the services of Flanagan, but I'm sure they've done their homework, and they know full well moving forward that they've acquired a heck of a defenceman. Over the past two seasons I''ve enjoyed watching Flanagan play in Kindersley. In my mind
he is a Dan Hamhuis type of player that never seems to stick-out for the wrong reasons.

Rockie Zinger has added some offensive depth with Vaanholt and McKissock and surely the hope is that Elliott will add some stability to the Klipper's back-end.


The Flanagan trade sparks an interesting debate.

Is it easier for a kid to play Junior Hockey away from his hometown? An argument can surely be made from both sides of the equation. Feel free to weigh in if you choose.


I'm on vacation as of Saturday, so I'll try to post something between now and then.

Have an awesome day, and we'll see you tonight at the A.G.M.


Anonymous said...

I think it depends on the kid and the opportunity he is getting at home. If he is not being given a chance to play at home for what ever reason or does not want to play for the coach he is playing for then he needs to try and develop wherever he can. Take Bartko for example, they did not want him here in NB and he went to Laronge and had a lot of success. Sometimes it is better for a kid to move away from home to play and grow not only as a player but as an individual!

Anonymous said...

Actually Bartko left NB on his own, sat out most of his 18 year old year, went to ND and then to La Ronge. He did have success and it was likely best for him to get away from Nevada Dave!

Anonymous said...

Actually Bartko did not leave on his own! He wanted to play in NB but was not given the opportunity. He waited for a chance and it paid off two fold (championships). Well done Adam, good for him! It had nothing to do with his dad, get real. He did not fit in to the teams or coaches plans and so moved on and made the best of it.