Blizzard now 18th in the country

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Three more wins last week gave the Edmundston Blizzard a one spot gain in the weekly Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) standings. The Blizzard is now in 18th place.

The Blizzard (34-12-0-1 = 69 points) won three games in three nights, 7-4 on Thursday (at Miramichi), 5-1 on Friday (against Campbellton) and 5-3 on Saturday (against Pictou County).

Edmundston has won its last 10 contests and 28 of their last 30 games this season. With five games remaining before the conclusion of the regular season, the Blizzard could establish two team records for most wins (36 in 2017-18) and points (77 in 2019-20).

The Yarmouth Mariners (36-9-1-0 = 73 points) are keeping the pace with their 12th place finish in the country.

Nothing has changed on the Canadian scene as the defending Centennial Cup champions, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 51-5-1-1), still dominate. They are followed by the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL, 44-4-2-1) and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL, 44-4-2-2).

The CJHL 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 are fired up for playoffs. (Photo Percy Picard)

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