Blizzard slips to 20th in Canada; Miramichi rises to 16th

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – A one-goal defeat takes the Edmundston Blizzard from 11th to 20th place in the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s top 122 teams.

After defeating the Fredericton Red Wings 8-5 on Friday, the Blizzard lost 5-4 to the Timberwolves in Miramichi the following day. The Timberwolves are now 16th in Canada with a record of 5 wins and 1 loss. The Wolves trail the Blizzard by two points at the top of the MHL’s Eastlink North division, but Edmundston (6-2-0-0) has played two more games.

The Timberwolves are currently on a four-game winning streak, the best in the MHL right now. First in the Eastlink South division, the Yarmouth Mariners (5-2-0-0) received an honorable mention in the Canadian rankings.

On the Canadian scene, the Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL, 8-0-0-0) are once again first. They are followed by the Humboldt Broncos (SJHL, 4-0-0-0) and the Winkler Flyers (MJHL, 6-0-0-0).

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The battle is on in the Eastlink North division. The Miramichi Timberwolves (in black) have entered the top 20 in the country. They are ranked 16th, followed by the Blizzard at 20th. (Photo Percy Picard)

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