The regular season is starting to come to a close for Bashaw’s hockey squads. File photo

The regular season is starting to come to a close for Bashaw’s hockey squads. File photo

Regular season coming to a close for Bashaw Stars

Bashaw Stars squads gearing up for playoff runs

With the Northern Albert Interlock regular season set to close shortly, both Bashaw Stars teams will have a great opportunity to make their mark in the playoffs.

For the peewee Stars, a 12-3 win on home ice over Maskwacis Feb. 2 should be enough to maintain top spot in the Tier 3 East division.

Brock Dawbin was a huge force in the game, scoring four times and adding four assists. Lucas Ahenakew and Ryland Masse each notched a pair of goals, while singles went to Taylor Fankhanel, Cale Dyberg, Caleb Bloomquist and Levi Congdon.

With a record of 10 wins, six losses and two ties — the result of the Feb. 3 game with Daysland was not available at press time — the Stars are four points up on Battle River in the division. The Stars will play their last regular season game Feb. 9 in Camrose, while Battle River has three games left.

The Stars, besides sitting first in their division, are among the top dogs in the 16-team circuit — currently sitting fifth overall.

Only three teams — Fox Creek, Hinton and Maskwacis — have scored more goals than the 120 the Stars have this season. However, that’s offset by Bashaw having given up 116 — third worst behind Jasper (145) and Maskwacis (182).

Second Star

Meanwhile, the atom Stars will wind up second in the Tier 4 South division as the club sits with a record of 10-3-1 and just a game remaining on the schedule. The Stars were on the road in Maskwacis Feb. 3, but the result was unavailable at press time.

The Stars will close out the regular season Feb. 9 against New Sarepta, but won’t catch Viking for top spot as that club continues to be the lone undefeated team in the league.

That said, things bode will for the Stars come playoffs as it is just one of three teams so far to have hit the triple digit goal mark — with the Stars having 100, Viking next at 119 and Bruderheim leading the way with 129.

On the other end, the Stars have given up just 46 goals — putting them fifth in that category, while Viking leads the way at 29.

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