5-1 win: Chapman-Gagnon-McLeod line mesmerizes Valley’s defense

BERWICK, Nova Scotia – The Edmundston Blizzard made a good start to its first trip on Nova Scotia’s ground this season by defeating the Valley Wildcats 5-1 in a Maritime Junior A Hockey League game in front of 501 fans in Berwick. 

Linemates Isaac Chapman (2g), Brock McLeod (1g, 1a) and Tristan Gagnon (2a) ended the night with two points each.

Félix Rioux and Chrystopher Collin scored their first goal of the campaign to put the final touch to this game allowing the Blizzard (4w, 1l) to join the Summerside Western Capitals in first place of the Eastlink North Division. 

Cole Kirkup is the only Wildcat who managed to beat goalkeeper Antoine Lyonnais who was great by pushing 25 pucks back. His rival Chad Arsenault faced 32 shots from the Blizzard.

Edmundston rooke Dylan Lang enjoyed his first point in the junior category with a helper on the Blizzard’s first goal by Rioux in the first period. Edmundston led 2-1 after 20 minutes and 3-1 after two periods.

The Blizzard will clash with the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday evening (7 pm) to complete their road trip to Nova Scotia.

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Isaac Chapman is the league leader with six goals. He added two more to his record Friday night in Berwick. (Photo archives Digiphoto) 

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone