EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – For the seventh week in a row, the Edmundston Blizzard has captured the attention in the Canadian Junior Hockey League rankings. Edmundston maintains its honorable mention. Meanwhile, the Summerside Western Capitals rank second in the country.
The Blizzard has a record of 31 wins, 9 losses, 1 overtime defeat and 7 shootout losses and is sure to finish second in the MHL Eastlink North Division and overall. With four games remaining before the end of the 52-game schedule, Edmundston could even get fewer losses in regulation time than in its inaugural season in 2017-2018 (36-1-4-0).
After falling 4-3 in shootout in Summerside, the Blizzard got back on track the following day with a 5-4 shootout win in Fredericton. Edmundston was trailing 4-0 in that game before making an impressive comeback.
Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL, 47-9-0) retained first place in the country, followed by Summerside (39-6-1-2) and the Okotoks Oilers (3rd, AJHL, 47-7-4).
This week, the Blizzard will play its two games at the Jean Daigle Centre. Wednesday (7:30 pm), Edmundston will host the Miramichi Timberwolves (12-31-3-1). Saturday (7:30 pm), the Pictou County Weeks Crushers (26-18-2-0) will be the visitors.
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The Blizzard has been on a roll since January. In 17 games, Edmundston has a 11-2-0-4 record. This photo of Percy Picard was taken at the conclusion of Blizzard’s last win
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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone