Blizzard is ranked 2nd in Canada!

Head Coach Ryan Salvis’ squad is now ranked 2nd among the junior A hockey teams in Canada. Photo archives Digiphoto

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick –  The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today that the Edmundston Blizzard is ranked 2nd out of the 132 junior A hockey teams in the country.

This is great news for the Blizzard fans who see the team being rewarded for its outstanding results. The Blizzard won its first seven games in the Maritime Hockey League (MHL). Only the Okotoks Oilers (9-0-0), a team from Alberta, are ahead of the Blizzard in the Canadian standings. No other MHL team is listed among the top 20 in the country.

Picked by an independent scouting service, the weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.

The Blizzard’s progress in this ranking has been steady. The team was ranked 16th at the conclusion of the first week of hockey activities and 6th last week.

The Blizzard is in Summerside, PEI, this week for two games in the MHL Showcase. Today, at 5 pm, Edmundston plays against Pictou County. Tomorrow, at 3 pm, Edmundston will face Truro.

Some suites still available
The Blizzard organization wants to inform businesses and groups that three suites of 12 persons each in the Jean Daigle Centre are still available to purchase during the regular season. People interested are asked to express their interest by e-mail by writing to

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