Blizzard held back in Miramichi

MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick – The Miramichi Timberwolves broke a 3-3 tie with two quick goals 7 minutes into the third period to cruise to a 5-4 win over the Edmundston Blizzard in a Maritime Junior A Hockey League game played in Miramichi before 1,157 fans.

Mitchell Wagner scored at 7:23 of the third period to give the hosts a 4-3 lead. Will Allen scored his third of the game 34 seconds later to give the Blizzard a major blow. Jean-Christophe Coulombe’s second of the night at 16:10 revived the Blizzard’s hopes, but it was too little, too late.

Jérémy Duhamel scored the Wolves’ other goal (4-1-0-0). Félix Bédard and Jérémy Ste-Marie also found the back of the net for the Blizzard, who suffered their second setback of the season. As a result, Edmundston’s (6-2-0-0) winning streak came to an end at five.

Before tying the score early in the third period, the Blizzard played catch-up hockey for much of the evening. They trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes and 3-2 after the second.

For the first time all season, the Blizzard conceded more shots to their opponents, with the Timberwolves holding a 36-35 advantage.

Samuel LeBlanc was in front of the Blizzard cage. He faced Phil-Antoine Trépanier.

The MHL website states that Allen (1st), Duhamel (2nd) and Coulombe (3rd) were chosen as the stars of the match-up. The Timberwolves public announcer indicated that Coulombe had earned the second star and Duhamel the third. To be continued.

The Blizzard will play its next game at the Jean-Daigle Centre on Saturday, October 14 at 7:30 p.m. against the Campbellton Tigers.

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Jean-Christophe Coulombe had his first two-goal game in a Blizzard uniform on Saturday in Miramichi. Photo archives Percy Picard

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