Blizzard retains honorable mention in the country

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard maintained its honorable mention in the Canadian Junior Hockey League standings with three points on opposing rinks over the weekend.

Undefeated in regulation time in their last 10 games, the Blizzard (19-8-1-0) are five points behind the Eastlink North division leaders, the West Kent Steamers (21-7-2-0). Edmundston played two fewer games than their Grand-Bouctouche rivals, who saw their position on the Canadian ladder climb to 18th. The Summerside Western Capitals (20-3-3-2) moved up from 7th to 6th.

On Friday, December 15, the Blizzard defeated the Campbellton Tigers 5-3, before losing to West-Kent 2-1 in overtime on Sunday, December 17.

Still in first place on the Canadian scene are the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL, 28-1-2-0), followed by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 33-4-0-0) and the Collingwood Blues (OJHL, 29-4-0-1).

The Blizzard will play its final two games of 2003, hosting back-to-back games against the Campbellton Tigers (11-15-1-0) on Thursday, December 21st, and the Fredericton Red Wings (14-12-2-1) on Friday, December 22nd. Both games at the Jean-Daigle Centre start at 7:30 p.m.

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Photo of Michael Levesque taken during last Friday’s game in Campbellton between the Edmundston Blizzard and the Tigers.

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