EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – It was to be expected. After defeating this past weekend two teams that obtained more points than them during the season and with a cumulative record of 8 wins, 2 losses and 1 defeat in overtime, the Edmundston Blizzard are ranked 14th today among the best teams of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
We need to go back to February 3, 2020 (Edmundston was ranked 19th) to see the Blizzard appear again in the ranking of the top 20 national teams.
On Saturday, the Blizzard beat the Yarmouth Mariners 5-3 at the Jean-Daigle Centre. Yesterday, Edmundston defeated the Campbellton Tigers 8-6 on the Restigouche rink. The Blizzard is on a streak of 7 consecutive unbeaten games in regulation time (6-0-1-0). What’s more, the Blizzard haven’t lost a game this season by more than one goal, which says a lot about the team’s power, regularity, balance, and resilience.
The Blizzard will have a hard time maintaining or improving this position in the Canadian standings. Edmundston will host the Grand Falls Rapids (5-7-0-0) on Thursday, November 11, then, back-to-back, the second-ranked team in Canada, the Summerside Western Capitals (11-1-0-1), Saturday November 13 and Sunday November 14.
The Brooks Bandits (Alberta) lead the Canadian standings with an 18-1-0-0 record.
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 115 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe. For more details: https://www.cjhlhockey.com/en/.
– 30 –
The Blizzard is ranked 14th in the country. Photo archives Percy Picard
– 30 –
Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone