Blizzard ranked 19th in Canada

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard fell four places in the standings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League. Despite its two wins last week, the Blizzard is now ranked 19th among the 115 junior A teams in the country.

The Blizzard (11-3-1-1) defeated the South Shore Lumberjacks 3-2 on Thursday, November 18, before shutting out the Miramichi Timberwolves 3-0 on Saturday, November 20.

For a fourth straight week, the Brooks Bandits (Alberta) lead the Canadian standings with a 23-1-1-0 record. The Summerside Western Capitals (16-1-0-1) sit second, followed by the Spruce Grove Saints, Alberta (22-3-2-0).

The Blizzard will play two games this week. On Thursday, November 25 (7:30 p.m.), Edmundston hosts the Miramichi Timberwolves (3-12-2-1). On Saturday (7 p.m.), the Blizzard will face the Western Capitals in Summerside.

Meanwhile, the Blizzard recently acquired 19-year-old US free agent Matthew Beatty. A native of Savage, Minnesota, the 6’, 185 lbs rearguard played four games with Edmundston so far and collected an assist in the team’s last two games. Prior to joining the Blizzard this season, he played 11 games with the Amarillo Wranglers (Texas) and Bismarck Bobcats (North Dakota), two junior teams in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

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Matthew Beaty, recent Blizzard acquisition. Photo archives Percy Picard

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