EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard once again showed their tremendous punch in the second half of a game. Thursday evening, at the Jean-Daigle Centre, it was the Fredericton Red Wings who tasted the Blizzard medicine.
In front of 1,345 spectators, the Blizzard edged the Red Wings 7-2. As in their last game, the local team started slowly and then regained the momentum. And Fredericton was completely outplayed in the 3rd period with the Blizzard scoring four unanswered goals.
First star of the game, Joshua Nadeau once again took matters into his own hands offensively with one goal and three assists. Paired with his five points from the last game, Nadeau is now the Maritime Junior Hockey League top scorer with 12 points (4g, 8a) in 5 games.
Isaac Chapman (2nd star, 2g, 2a), Jonathan Desrosiers (3rd star, 1g, 2a), Zachary Cadorette (1g), Kevin Desjardins (1g), Félix Laniel (1g), Ben Lightbody (2a), and Jérémy Duguay (2a) also contributed to the Blizzard’s offense. Edmundston (4-1-0-0, 8pts) now has a three-point lead over the Red Wings (2-3-1-0, 5pts) on top of the Eastlink North Mini-Division 1.
Kobe Burt and Sasha Charbonneau, of the Red Wings, were the only ones to beat goaltender Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert who has not yet lost a game in regulation since joining the Blizzard on January 2, 2020. Amqui’s goalkeeper record with the Blizzard is 10-0-0-2. His only two shootout losses came last season. Bérubé-Jalbert has a 17-3-0-3 record in the MHL for an impressive 2.49 goals-against average. This season, his average is 1.94.
Morgan Kini suffered the loss in front of the Red Wings net. He faced 37 shots from the Blizzard. The Wings only fired 22 pucks on the net defended by Bérubé-Jalbert.
The Blizzard shares first place in the league for most goals (23) this season. Of the 21 goals scored in regulation time, 10 came in the third period only.
After four straight games at home, the Blizzard will travel to Campbellton on Sunday, November 21st (7 pm) to face the Tigers (2-1-0-0, 4pts).
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On this action shot from Thursday evening, Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert closes the door to a Red Wings forward under the eyes of captain Paul Leroux. Goalie #33 is Blizzard’s best kept secret. He hasn’t lost in regulation in 12 games in the blue and white uniform. Photo Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone