Blizzard relegated to 18th place in the country

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard has dropped nine ranks in the weekly standings of the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) released today. Blizzard is now in 18th position.

The Blizzard took a 4-1 win last Thursday in Fredericton against the Red Wings before losing 7-3 in Summerside on Saturday against the Western Capitals.

Emery Olauson’s team still sits atop the MHL’s Eastlink North Division tied with the Western Capitals. Both teams have identical records of eight wins and two losses. Summerside ranked 20th in the Canadian rankings. The South Shore Lumberjacks (8W, 3L) received an honorable mention from the Canadian ranking decision makers.

The top three positions in Canada among the 132 teams are held in order by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL – Alberta, 11-0-0), the Penticton Vees (BCHL – British Columbia, 11-1-0-0), and the Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL – Manitoba, 11-1-0-0).

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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The key to Blizzard’s success this season is the contribution of all players. From left to right, Paul Leroux, Dylan Lang, Chad Wilson and Isaac Chapman. Photo archives Digiphoto

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