Blizzard climbs to 12th place in the country!

Inspired by the enthusiasm of their fans at the new Jean-Daigle Centre, the Blizzard players are again on a roll having won their last four games. Archives photo Digiphoto

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – A new strong wind blows on the city of Edmundston! With two wins the past weekend on opponent rinks, the Edmundston Blizzard climbed to 12th place in the top 20 Canadian junior A hockey rankings released today.

Blizzard’s record shows 13 wins and 3 losses. The team is enjoying its biggest lead of the season at the top of EastLink North Division of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL). With 26 points, the Blizzard are 11 points ahead the St. Stephen Aces (7 wins, 10 losses and 1 shootout defeat).

The Yarmouth Mariners, whose record is identical to that of Edmundston (13-3), are the only other MHL formation to be placed among the prestigious ranking. The Mariners are just behind the Blizzard in 13th place, down five positions. Despite being first overall in the MHL, the South Shore Lumberjacks (14 wins, 4 losses) have to settle for an “honorable mention” by the Canadian ranking headquarters.

Last week, the Blizzard was ranked 20th. The team again embraces a lot of success with four consecutive victories. Ryan Salvis’s team will have a lot of hard work to do before Christmas. The Edmundston players will play 13 games during this period. Fortunately, 10 of those 13 games will take place at home at the Jean-Daigle Centre. The Blizzard will play its next game in Miramichi against the Timberwolves on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 pm.

Picked by an independent scouting service, the weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.

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