EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard has maintained its honorable mention following the publication of the weekly ranking of the top Junior A teams by the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
The Blizzard won its only game of the week, a 5-0 win on Saturday against the Grand Falls Rapids at the Jean-Daigle Centre.
The Truro Bearcats (18-6-0-2) moved from an honorable mention to 16th in the standings. As for the Yarmouth Mariners, they climbed to 17th place, a jump from 19th place last week.
The first position in the country is still held by the Battlefords North Shars (SJHL, 25-0-2-1), followed by the Terrebonne Cobras (LHJAAAQ, 26-2-0-0) and the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 31-2-1-1).
The Canadian Junior Hockey League is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 118 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe.
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Blizzard players wave to the crowd after Saturday’s win at the Jean-Daigle Centre. (Photo Percy Picard)
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone