Blizzard in Miramichi on Friday

Liam Leonard ranks first among MHL rookies with 18 points.

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard will travel to Miramichi tomorrow (Friday), to face the Timberwolves. The meeting will begin at 7:30 pm at the Miramichi Civic Centre.

On September 30th, the Blizzard (13 wins, 3 losses) edged the Timberwolves 4-3 in Miramichi.

A win for the Timberwolves would allow them to reach the .500 plateau. Their record is 5 wins, 6 losses, 2 setbacks in overtime and 1 defeat in shootout. They share fourth place in the Eastlink North Division dominated by the Blizzard who has a commanding 11-point-lead. With a win, the Blizzard would tie the South Shore Lumberjacks for the Maritime Junior Hockey League’s lead. The Lumberjacks are first overall with a record of 14 triumphs and 4 losses.

“We know they (Lumberjacks) are a tough team to play against, especially in their own building, so we need to play a solid road game. Miramichi has added some players and have improved steadily since the start of the season, so our guys need to be prepared, ” said Blizzard head coach Ryan Salvis.

QUICK NOTES – The Blizzard has won 9 of 10 games this season on the road. In fact, the only Edmundston’s loss (2-0) came on a neutral rink in Summerside when the Blizzard was “technically” the visitor in this game played during the MHL Showcase… Special units could play an important role tomorrow. Edmundston presents the league’s second best power play unit (23.9% efficiency). Miramichi, in return, is the least penalized team among the league’s 12 teams and displays the best statistics in shorthanded situations (90.2% efficiency)… Kyle Ward (15-8) and Logan Johnston (6-17) share the lead as the Blizzard’s top scorers. Alexandre Jacob (6-16) is sneaking behind… Liam Leonard (9-9) is still the MHL’s points leaders among rookies. With 18 points, he has a 4-point lead over defenseman Jordan Spence (1-13) of the Summerside Western Capitals and forward Ian MacPhee (4-10) of the South Shore Lumberjacks.

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