EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Goaltender Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert was in great shape Friday night at the Jean-Daigle Centre. He repelled 29 shots, guiding the Edmundston Blizzard to a 4-1 win at the expense of the Miramichi Timberwolves. A crowd of 2,678 spectators witnessed this hotly contested game.
First star of the game, Bérubé-Jalbert made outstanding saves throughout the evening, frustrating the Timberwolves who, despite being short-staffed with 15 players and two goalkeepers, cannot be ashamed of their performance. The score was 2-1 in favor of Edmundston when the third period started.
Isaac Chapman (24th and 25th), Tristan Gagnon (16th) and Chrystopher Collin (27th) fooled goalie Ben Gibbon who faced 36 shots from the Blizzard. Miramichi’s (10-24-3-1) only goal came from Gavin Watt (8th).
Brock McLeod earned the second star with three assists. Defenseman Evan White (one assist) was named the third star.
Blizzard’s record is now 24 wins, 8 losses, 1 overtime defeat and 5 shootout setbacks. With 54 points, Edmundston trails the Summerside Western Capitals (33-5-0-1) by 13. The Islanders team are making their way to the regular season championship. The Blizzard has 14 more games to play by the end of the calendar on March 6. Edmundston gets back on the ice on Saturday, January 25 at the Jean-Daigle Centre by hosting the Amherst Ramblers (19-16-1-0).
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Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert reacts to the crowd after being name the first star of the game on Friday. Photo Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone