Blizzard ranked 11th in the country!

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard are now ranked 11th in the country after being considered in the “honorable mention” category for the previous four weeks.

The Canadian Junior Hockey League released its rankings of the top 20 junior teams in the country today.

The Blizzard added 4-2 wins over Campbellton on Wednesday and 6-3 over Grand Falls on Friday to extend their winning streak to five games. What’s more, Simon Olivier’s team is on an exceptional run of 17 wins, one regulation-time loss and one overtime defeat in its last 19 games.

The Summerside Western Capitals (26-4-3-4) jumped from 9th to 7th place, while the West-Kent Steamers moved up two places from 19th to 17th.

Despite the Blizzard’s success, the Steamers regained pole position in the Eastlink North division on Sunday with their second straight win. The Steamers (27-9-2-0) have a mere point in front of the Blizzard (27-9-1-0). Edmundston has a game in hand. The Blizzard and Steamers still have two games against each other (February 23 in Edmundston and March 10 in Grand-Bouctouche).

There’s no change on the Canadian scene, with the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL, 32-2-2-0) rank number one, followed by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 39-4-0-0) and the Collingwood Blues (OJHL, 37-5-0-1).

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Blizzard players celebrate following a goal in Grand Falls last Friday. Photo by Percy Picard, who was on site.

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