Saturday, June 14, 2014

North Stars Welcome Former Viper Saharchuk:

This is posted on the North Stars website:

North Stars Welcome Saharchuk


By Battlefords North Stars

North Battleford SK., June 11, 2014 – The Battlefords North Stars are excited to announce the addition of 19 year old forward Matthew Saharchuk from the Vernon Vipers to complete the futures owing from a transaction for 94 forward Josh Betinol at the beginning of the 2013/14 season.

At 6’2” and 195 lbs, Saharchuk will get an opportunity to play in all situations with the North Stars. The Fort St. James prospect played in 56 games with the Vipers last season and contributed 10 points in an energy role. Saharchuk competed in the KIJHL during the 2012/13 season and was the leading scorer for the North Okanagan Knights. During his time with the Knights, Saharchuk accumulated 60 points including 32 goals in 50 games played and helped them advance to the League Championship series.

“Saharchuk is a player with a lot of play-off experience in the last two seasons” states Coach Kevin Hasselberg. “Our team will benefit from his experiences in addition to the size and scoring he will also add to our attack.”

Saharchuk was familiar with former North Star and fan favorite Ben Greenaway. Greenaway, also a graduated player from the Knights program recently secured a commitment to play for the Concordia Falcons Mens Division III Hockey Team.

On behalf the North Stars Organization, we would like to welcome Matthew and the Saharchuk family to the team. The North Stars are scheduled to start the Fall Camp on August 30th. Fans can contact Trent Cey in the North Stars Office regarding Season’s Tickets options for the 2014/ 15 season.

For further information, please contact Head Coach/ General Manager Kevin Hasselberg at (306) 446-0046

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