Blizzard ranks 16th in the country

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Despite a single win over the past week, the Edmundston Blizzard was able to climb two spots in the weekly rankings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) released today. Blizzard sits now in 16thposition. Edmundston is the only Maritime Hockey League team to be ranked among the top 20 teams on the national scene.

Following a 4-0 win against Grand Falls on Sunday, the Blizzard saw its record improve to 9 wins and 2 losses, two points from the top spot of the Eastlink North Division occupied by the Summerside Western Capitals (10W, 3L) who played two more games than the Edmundston team.

The top three positions in Canada among the 131 teams are held in order by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL – Alberta, 14-0-0), the Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL – Manitoba, 14-1-0-0), and the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL – Saskatchewan, 15-1-0-0).

Picked by an independent scouting service, the weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.

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Blizzard’s wins continue to accumulate week after week. The competition in the Maritime Junior Hockey League is, however, very fierce. The photo shows Tristan Gagnon (71), Tommy Bertrand and Justin Lush (13) celebrating a goal scored earlier this season. Photo archives Digiphoto

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