EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – The Edmundston Blizzard concluded its six preseason games with a sixth victory on Saturday night at the Jean-Daigle Centre.
Edmundston overtook the Campbellton Tigers for a second straight night, this time by the score of 4-2.
The Tigers relied on their goaltender Matthew Parker, who belongs, in fact, to the Blizzard. Parker shined throughout the game, giving the Tigers a chance to keep the game going. The 17-year-old Edmundston goaltender was bombarded by 53 shots and amply earned the third star of the game. The Tigers were allowed to get Parker in their lineup because they came to Edmundston without a backup goaltender to assist Isaak Pelletier, who played the day before.
Defenseman Jake Measel once again wowed the gallery with one goal and one assist. His goal was something to see after a hard one-timer slap shot. The American from Washington state earned the game’s first star. Mitchel McLeod (1g, 1a), Tristan Therrien and Vincent Bujold (winning goal) completed the scoring for the Blizzard who took a commanding 3-0 lead at the start of the third period before seeing the Tigers threaten and narrow Blizzard’s lead to a single goal.
Jordan Brière and Daryk Dubé-Plouffe shook the strings for the Tigers in the third period.
Goalkeeper Raphaël Audet had another solid game in front of the Blizzard cage. Second star Audet faced 37 shots.
The Blizzard will be taking a game break until September 30 when they travel to Miramichi to start the regular season. Edmundston will play its inaugural game at the Jean-Daigle Centre on October 2nd.
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Goalkeeper Matthew Parker was Tigers’ best player on Saturday, as was Blizzard defenseman Jake Measel. Photos Percy Picard
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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone