Blizzard edges the Timberwolves 6-3

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Supporters of the Edmundston Blizzard witnessed a fine demonstration of their team’s offensive talent as they beat the Miramichi Timberwolves 6-3 Sunday afternoon at the Jean-Daigle Centre.

Despite an excellent start, the Timberwolves were unable to stop the Blizzard’s few scoring chances in the first period. Jérémy Fortin (2nd at 5:30) and Jérémy Ste-Marie (2nd at 15:14) opened the scoring for the Blizzard, who never looked back. Ludovic Dufort gave Miramichi some hopes by cutting the deficit to 2-1 with his first goal of the game at 16:51 of the opening frame.

A single goal in the second was scored by William Schofield (1st at 11:03) to restore the two-goal lead.

In the third period, the Blizzard extended their lead to 5-1 with goals from Justin Hébert (1st at 3:29) and Colby Morin (1st at 8:48). Dufort made it 5-2 with his second goal of the afternoon at 15:21. Ste-Marie scored his second goal of the game in an empty cage at 17:59 during a shorthanded effort to give the Blizzard a 6-2 lead. With 1:09 left in the confrontation, the Timberwolves scored one last time thanks to Owen Graham.

Goalie Nicholas Sheehan was once again sensational in front of the Blizzard cage. He received 33 shots. His opposite Phil-Antoine Trépanier faced 50 of the Blizzard’s 51 shots.

Félix Bédard (1st, 3a), Jérémy Ste-Marie (2nd, 2g) and Philippe Collette (3rd, 2a) were named the three stars of the game that was punctuated by 70 penalty minutes.

Simon Olivier’s team will train this week in preparation for a busy weekend that will take them to Nova Scotia for three games. They will face Valley (Friday), Yarmouth (Saturday) and Truro (Sunday).

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Félix Bédard (9) was stunning in Sunday’s match at the Jean-Daigle Centre. He collected three assists and fired several shots at the opposing goalkeeper. Photo Percy Picard

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