MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick – Moncton native goalkeeper Nicholas Sheehan recorded his second shutout of the season in the last three games and forward Noah Gibbs, of Saint-Basile, broke the Miramichi Timberwolves’ back with two goals in the third period when the Edmundston Blizzard sailed to a 3-0 win against the eastern New Brunswick team on Saturday, November 20th.
The evening marked the return of Blake Richardson, absent in the previous ten games due to a lower body injury. The Pincourt native forward scored the game-winning goal at 14:31 of the second period.
Sheehan continues his rise among the top goalies in the Maritime Junior Hockey League. His 2.38 goals-against average places him fourth in the league among qualified goaltenders. His save percentage of .921 is also good for the fourth position. In the last three games, Sheehan (6-2-0-0) is posting a .952 save percentage.
The Blizzard (11-3-1-1) led 27-26 in shots on Saturday. Timberwolves (3-11-2-1) netminder Morgani Kini took the loss.
Noah Gibbs (1st), Nicholas Sheehan (2nd) and Jérémy Duguay (3rd) were picked the stars of the game played at the Miramichi Civic Centre.
The same two teams will clash again on Thursday, November 25th (7:30 pm) at the Jean-Daigle Centre in Edmundston for the game highlighting the “Every Child Matters ” cause. Edmundston and Miramichi will wear white and orange uniforms.
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Nicholas Sheehan and Noah Gibbs stood out in the game against the Miramichi Timberwolves on Saturday. Photos archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone