EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Eighteen-year-old forward Aaron Brown had a perfect afternoon on Sunday, taking part in all Edmundston Blizzard’s goals who defeated the Grand Falls Rapids 4-0, in front of 2,798 spectators, the biggest crowd of the young campaign at the Jean-Daigle Centre of Edmundston.
Brown finished the game with one goal and three assists to earn the first star. His teammate Chad Wilson (2nd star) also had a strong game with two goals, including the winning one. Brock McLeod got the other goal for the Blizzard who now has a record of nine wins in 11 games. Edmundston trails the Summerside Western Capitals (10W, 3L) by two points at the top of the Eastlink North Division. Summerside, however, played two more games.
Ewan MacDonald (3rd star) gave Blizzard its first shutout of the season. The 18-year-old Nova Scotian blocked all 22 shots. His counterpart Tyrik Outen faced 27 shots.
Blizzard’s top score Isaac Chapman had three assists. Interestingly, the 12 points (goals and assists) of the game were collected by players from Nova Scotia. Even the victory was earned by goalkeeper MacDonald of Antigonish.
The Blizzard took a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes of play. After a second period with neither team scoring, Edmundston added two goals in the third frame.
The Blizzard will get back to action against the same Rapids, this time at the E & P Sénéchal Centre in Grand Falls, next Friday night.
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Aaron Brown participated in Blizzard’s four goals on Sunday. Photo archives Digiphoto
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone