EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – After a break of more than two months due to the pandemic, the Edmundston Blizzard will make its long-awaited return to the ice on Wednesday, March 10 in Miramichi when they face the local Timberwolves.
Two more games will follow at the Jean-Daigle Centre in Edmundston on Friday, March 12 and Saturday, March 13 against the Timberwolves and the Campbellton Tigers respectively. The two matchups will be presented at 7:30 p.m.
The Blizzard played its last game of the season on January 3rd. On Wednesday, it will mark 65 days of inaction for the Edmundston team, which boasts the best record in the Eastlink North division of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL). Emery Olauson’s troop shows a record of 9 wins, 1 loss and 2 shootout defeats for a total of 20 points, the same number as the Grand Falls Rapids (8-2-1-3) who, however, played two more games.
The MHL has agreed on Monday night to a 30-game schedule for each of New Brunswick’s five teams, which means the Blizzard will have 18 games remaining, including 6 at home by the end of the regular season on April 14. Edmundston has played 9 of its 12 games at the Jean-Daigle Centre so far this season.
Since the rules have changed in this unusual year, the Summerside Western Capitals will end the season in the Norther Nova Scotia division. The playoffs will determine champions for the North and the South divisions.
Here is the Blizzard schedule for the remainder of the regular season:
Wednesday, March 10 7:00 pm Edmundston at Miramichi
Friday, March 12 7:30 pm Miramichi at Edmundston (ticket 8)
Saturday, March 13 7:30 pm Campbellton at Edmundston (ticket 9)
Sunday, March 14 7:00 pm Edmundston at Campbellton
Friday, March 10 7:00 pm Edmundston at Campbellton
Saturday, March 20 7:00 pm Edmundston at Miramichi
Sunday, March 21 3:00 pm Campbellton at Edmundston (ticket 11)
Friday, March 26 7:00 pm Edmundston at Campbellton
Saturday, March 27 7:00 pm Edmundston at Fredericton
Sunday, March 28 3:00 pm Edmundston at Grand Falls
Tuesday, March 30 7:30 pm Edmundston at Grand Falls
Thursday, April 1 7:30 pm Fredericton at Edmundston (ticket 13)
Saturday, April 3 7:00 pm Edmundston at Miramichi
Sunday, April 4 3:00 pm Edmundston at Grand Falls
Tuesday, April 6 7:00 pm Fredericton at Edmundston (ticket 14)
Friday, April 9 7:30 pm Edmundston at Fredericton
Saturday, April 10 7:30 pm Campbellton at Edmundston (ticket 15)
Wednesday, April 14 7:00 pm Edmundston at Miramichi
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Action shot during last game played at the Jean-Daigle Centre on January 3rd. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone