EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Félix Bédard and Nicholas Sheehan stole the show at the Jean-Daigle Centre tonight (Saturday, October 14) when the Edmundston Blizzard blanked the Campbellton Tigers 6-0 in front of a season-high crowd of 2,272.
Bédard scored his first hat trick in a Blizzard uniform. All three of his goals came in the third period. Strangely enough, exactly a year ago to the day, Mitchell McLeod also scored three third-period goals at the Jean-Daigle Centre.
With 8 goals and 11 assists, Bédard leads the MHL in scoring, tied with Blake Eastman (Summerside) and Nick Mahar (Pictou County).
Nicholas Sheehan’s performance was breathtaking throughout the game, multiplying spectacular saves. He picked up his second shutout of the season, tying him with Thomas Fontaine of the Yarmouth Mariners. Sheehan is the only goalkeeper in the league with an average below 2.00. He leads the way with a 1.86 GAA, as well as in save percentage (.944), games (7) and minutes played (420).
Justin Hébert, with his 2nd of the campaign at 11:03 of the second period, scored the goal that would prove to be the winner. Jérémy Ste-Marie (7th) made it 2-0 a few minutes later, at 16:30. Philippe Collette (4th) was the other Blizzard scorer.
Defensemen Zachary Robichaud and Alexis Jacques, both returning from a stint in the QMJHL, excelled with two assists each.
Bédard (1st), Jacques (2nd) and Sheehan (3rd) were named the game’s stars.
Blizzard at the edge 40-24 in the shots column.
The Blizzard (7-2-0-0) play their next game in less than 24 hours. They travel to Grand-Bouctouche on Sunday (7:30 p.m.) to take on the West-Kent Steamers (4-2-2-0).
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Félix Bédard once again wowed the gallery with three goals. He has at least one goal in four consecutive games. (Photo Percy Picard)
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone