EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – After four honorable mentions in a row, the Blizzard managed to climb into the top 20 teams in the country with a 20th position awarded they received from the weekly rankings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).
The Blizzard (27-12-0-1 = 55 points) played just one game last week that ended in a 6-2 win over the Fredericton Red Wings on Sunday.
The Yarmouth Mariners (33-8-1-0 = 67 points) continue to ride a rising wave. They moved from 11th to 8th after three wins last week.
On the Canadian scene, the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL, 40-3-2-1) maintained their first position, followed by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 46-5-1-1) and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL, 40-4-2-2).
The CJHL is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 118 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.
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Celebrations like this on Sunday have become commonplace for the Blizzard who continue to excel. (Photo Percy Picard)
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone