FREDERICTON, Nouveau-Brunswick – Seven and counting! The Edmundston Blizzard’s winning streak is now seven following a 4-1 triumph against the Fredericton Red Wings at the Grant Harvey Centre on Thursday night.
First star of the game, Antoine Lyonnais made 26 saves to bring his perfect record to 5 wins.
Brock Mcleod (6th and 7th) led the pack with two goals, the last one in an empty net. Isaac Chapman (9th) and Alex Arsenault (3rd, winning goal) also lit the red light behind goalkeeper Jack Grant.
The only Wings scorer, Alex Pellerin, was chosen second star. Chapman, who got his 9th goal in as many games, was named the third star.
Leading 1-0 in the third period, the Blizzard saw Fredericton tied the score at 9:45. But six seconds later, Arsenault gave the reply and Edmundston never looked back afterwards.
The Red Wings led 27-23 in shots. Affiliated forward Josh Nadeau, of Saint-François-de-Madawaska, played his first game in the MHL. Newly acquired Félix Laniel was not in uniform.
For the first time this season, the Blizzard sits alone atop the MHL overall standings with a record of 8 wins and 1 setback. The South Shore Lumberjacks suffered a major setback of 7-1 in Summerside on Thursday Night and saw their record slip to 7 wins and 2 losses. The Western Capitals has the same record (7-2).
Blizzard will face the Western Capitals in Summerside on Saturday at 7 pm.
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Antoine Lyonnais shone once again with 26 saves. Photo archives Digiphoto
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone