Blizzard now ranked 19th in the country

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Thanks to a perfect week of four wins, the Edmundston Blizzard now find themselves in 19th place in the weekly ranking of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

The Blizzard (31-12-0-1 = 63 points) won three games by a one-goal margin, including two 6-5 overtime wins over Truro (Feb. 15) and Summerside (Feb. 17). The other wins came against Summerside (3-2, Feb. 17) and Amherst (7-0, Feb. 18). The Blizzard was 20th last week in the Canadian rankings.

The Yarmouth Mariners (33-9-1-0 = 67 points) suffered a loss in their only game of the week and causing them to slip four places. They are now ranked 12th.

On the Canadian scene, the defending Centennial Cup champions, the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 48-5-1-1), have regained the top spot. They are followed by the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL, 41-4-2-1) and the Toronto Jr. Canadiens (OJHL, 42-4-2-2).

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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The Blizzard players at the end of the game against the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday February 18, which they won 7-0.(Photo Percy Picard)

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