Asselin, Ward and Johnston take care of the Tigers

Goalkeeper Francis Asselin had a great game multiplying key saves throughout the game. Photo Olivier Chiasson

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Campbellton Tigers gave their best shot, but the Edmundston Blizzard prevailed with a 3-0 win on Sunday afternoon in front of a another sell-out crowd of 2,717 spectators at the Jean-Daigle Centre in Edmundston.

Goalkeeper Francis Asselin took matters into his own hands and made key saves on many occasions. He repelled the 23 shots against him for his third shutout of the season. His performance earned him the second star of the game.

Campbellton’s goalie Greg Maggio was busier with 34 shots from the Blizzard. He earned the third star.

Logan Johnston, the first star, prepared all three Blizzard’s goals, the first resulting in a shot deflected by Alexandre Jacob (at 13:10 of the first period), the second on a superb side pass to Kyle Ward who beat Maggio on a one-timer at 13:23 of the third. Ward scored his second of the game in an empty net assisted by Jacob and Johnston with 1:07 left in the third. The Blizzard captain has a team-high 21 goals this season.

With 59 points, the Blizzard (28-8-3) maintains the overall lead of the Maritime Hockey League standings, two points ahead of the Yarmouth Mariners (28-11-1). The Blizzard will play their next three games on opposing rinks. On Wednesday, February 7, Edmundston will play in Truro. The next day, the team travels to Summerside. On Saturday, February 10, the Blizzard will face the Slammers in Woodstock.

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