Blizzard-Red Wings series schedule unveiled

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) has announced the dates for the first round of the best-of-seven Metalfab MHL Cup playoffs between the Edmundston Blizzard and the Fredericton Red Wings.

First in the Eastlink North division with a record of 36-12-1-0, the Blizzard will face the 4th-place Red Wings, who has a record of 21-23-2-3. Edmundston and Fredericton still have three games each before the end of the regular calendar, including two against each other.

Games in the Blizzard-Red Wings series will be played in rotation on both teams’ rinks. The first game will be played at the Jean-Daigle Centre on Thursday, March 14, and the series will move to Fredericton’s Grant-Harvey Centre on Saturday, March 16. Games in Edmundston will start at 7:30 p.m., and those in Fredericton at 7 p.m.

Individual tickets for the first two games in Edmundston will go on sale online on Monday, March 11, starting at 9 a.m.

Here’s the complete schedule for the Blizzard-Red Wings series:

Game 1 – Thursday, March 14, 7:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre
Game 2 – Saturday, March 16, 7 p.m. – Grant-Harvey Centre
Game 3 – Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre
Game 4 – Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. – Grant-Harvey Centre
Game 5 – Saturday, March 23, 7:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre*
Game 6 – Thursday, March 28, 7 p.m. – Grant-Harvey Centre *
Game 7 – Saturday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. – Jean-Daigle Centre*
* If necessary

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The Blizzard have won all six of their games this season against the Red Wings. The two teams will meet twice more, next Thursday and Friday.

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