The Battlefords North Stars are extending the contract of head coach and general manager Brayden Klimosko.
It was announced on the North Stars’ Facebook page that the club and Klimosko had agreed to terms on a three-year extension.
Klimosko was in his option year, having just finished what had been a two-year extension after coaching the club’s Cup-winning 2018-19 season.
The last two seasons, however, had been difficult ones due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic cancelled the North Stars’ playoff run in 2020 after the club finished in first place in the league, and the 2020-21 season was almost entirely wiped out with just three regular season games played in total.
Klimosko joined the North Stars in 2018 after assistant coaching stints in Drumheller and Humboldt. In his three seasons with the North Stars, Klimosko has compiled a regular season coaching record of 80 wins, 27 losses, seven OT losses and five shootout losses.
His postseason record with the North Stars is 13 wins and eight losses, including one Canalta Cup title.