EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – The Edmundston Blizzard added a key element to the team’s offensive unit by acquiring scoring ace Tristan Therrien, fourth-best scorer in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League last season (MHL).
The Blizzard got the Truro Bearcats forward in return for forwards Nicholas Brennan (Blizzard 9th round pick in the 2020 MHL Draft), Bailey Shortall (Blizzard 7th round pick in the 2021 MHL Draft) as well as 3rd and 8th round picks in the 2022 MHL draft.
Therrien is a 5’8 “, 150 lbs forward from Prévost, Que. He will be 20 next month. He collected 16 goals and 27 assists for 43 points in 32 games last season with the Bearcats. He had two game-winning goals and five powerplay goals. He had at least a point in 26 in 32 games.
“I’ve only heard good things about the Blizzard and the organization. They’re one of the best teams in the league every year and they have the best Junior A fans in the Maritimes and in Canada. The Blizzard is aiming for the cup and that is very interesting,” explained Tristan Therrien.
Offensive is first and foremost his trademark, as he pointed out in an interview. “I describe myself as a hard-working playmaker with good speed and good vision,” he said.
In 2019-20, he played for the Saint-Jérome Panthères, of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League, collecting 7 goals and 20 assists for 27 points in 41 games. The previous two seasons he played for the U16 and U18 teams at Newbridge Academy in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
With his impressive stats from last year, he is expected to be among the league’s top scorers again this season. Another good move from Blizzard general manager Steve MacPherson on the eve of the team’s fifth season. The players will report to coach Emery Olauson on Wednesday September 1st for the opening of the training camp.
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Tristan Therrien (photo courtesy Bearcats)
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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone