EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Second consecutive game against the Miramichi Timberwolves, same result. However, the win was more difficult to obtain for the Edmundston Blizzard who won 6-1 on Wednesday at the Jean-Daigle Centre in front of 2,462 spectators.
After suffering a humiliating 10-2 loss on Saturday in Miramichi, the Timberwolves offered better opposition. The score was 2-1 in favor of the locals with 13 minutes left in the third period. Then everything fell apart for the visitors who played undisciplined hockey. Blizzard used their powerful offensive weapons to score four unanswered goals to put the game out of reach and to register a 23rd win and consolidate their second place in the MHL overall standings.
Goalkeeper Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert was brilliant, repeatedly frustrating the Timberwolves who shot 30 times. Bérubé-Jalbert, who played his third game in a row, made many tremendous saves.
Alex Arsenault (1g, 1a – 1st star), Ben Lightbody (1g, 1a – 3rd star), Isaac Chapman (1g, 1a), Jonathan Assayag, Brock McLeod and Tristan Gagnon beat goalkeeper Ben Gibbon who received 38 shots. Defenseman Evan White had two assists. Félix Rioux, who was credited with one assist, was rewarded for his effort by earning the second star. McLeod has seen his streak with at least one point extend to 14.
Only Zack Manuel managed to get the puck past Bérubé-Jalbert who collected a third victory in as many games in front of the Blizzard net.
The Blizzard (23-7-1-4) now faces its biggest challenge of the season. Emery Olauson’s team visits the league leaders, the Summerside Western Capitals (29-5-0-1) on Thursday, and the Campbellton Tigers (17-10-3-2) on Friday. Three games in three nights, a great but tough challenge.
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Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert was up to the task by blocking 29 of the 30 shots from the Timberwolves. He helped the Blizzard beat the Timberwolves 6-1 on Wednesday. In this action shot, the goalkeeper needs to focus in the presence of Timberwolves forward Matthew Briggs (89) and Blizzard defenseman Justin Lush (13). Photo Digiphoto Sports
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone