EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Success keeps coming for the Edmundston Blizzard. The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today that the Blizzard is now ranked 6th out of the 132 teams in the 10 Junior A leagues in the country.
This is a huge leap for Ryan Salvis’s team which was ranked 16th last week. The Blizzard’s record is now 5-0-0 following the two wins earned last weekend. The Blizzard is now on top of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL), tied with the Truro Bearcats (5-1-0) who have played one more game than the Edmundston team.
Two Maritime teams are also in the top 20 national standing: Truro (13th) and the Yarmouth Mariners (4-1-0) which dropped from 6th to 18th position.
The five teams ahead of the Blizzard are Penticton (British Columbia – 5-0-0, 1st place), Melfort (Saskatchewan – 8-0-0, 2nd place), Okotoks (Alberta – 7-0-0, 3rd place), Terrebonne (Québec – 9-0-0, 4th place), and Thief River Falls (Super International – 4-0-0, 5th place).
During each week of the regular season, the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announces its weekly Top 20 Rankings. These rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including the league in which the teams play, winning percentage, win-loss record, total points accumulated, goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc.
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone