EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – After Tristan Therrien, it’s Austin Paul’s turn to confirm that he will join the ranks of the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellowjackets team this fall.
According to Paul, the agreement with his new team was concluded at the end of the Edmundston Blizzard campaign. “I was talking to their coach for the majority of the season and Wisconsin-Superior was always in my top picks,” said the 21-year-old forward from Saint-Lazare, Que., who enrolled in the Exercise Science program.
Paul completed the 2021-2022 season with 32 points (17g, 15a) in 32 games with the Blizzard. He finished third on the team in points and goals.
“Yellowjackets’ expectations of me are to incorporate my style into their system of play. My goal is to continue to produce for the team but also to always make my presence felt and be good at the details,” he said.
Asked why he had decided to pursue his career in the country of Uncle Sam: “Since I was a little younger, playing in the United States has always been my ultimate goal after junior,” he explained.
Austin Paul also enjoyed his stay with the Blizzard. “Playing in Edmundston was a great experience, different from my others. I made the most of it with my teammates.”
Paul will therefore be part, this fall, of a trio of former Blizzards (Therrien and Myles Hektor) with the University of Wisconsin-Superior. And, for those interested, Austin Paul will start the season with short hair…!
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Austin Paul. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone