Blizzard: The long wait is over!

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Everything is set for the first local game of the Edmundston Blizzard, which hosts the Amherst Ramblers, Friday, September 29, at 7:30 pm, at the Palladium of Saint-Jacques.

This game promisses to be a nail-biter from start to finish. Both teams have identical records of three wins and no loss each.

Edmundston (ranked 16th in the country) leads the EastLink North Division of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) with consecutive victories over Woodstock (5-4), Campbellton (3-0) and St. Stephen (6-2).

Meanwhile, Amherst (ranked 14 in Canada) defeated Pictou County (4-1), Valley Jr. A (5-2) and Woodstock (5-1).

The doors of the Palladium will open at 6 pm and a sell-out crowd is expected. The atmosphere will obviously be festive. Ticket prices are $12 (adults), $10 (60 and over), $8 (students), $4 (6 to 8 years). Free admission for children aged 5 and under, accompanied by an adult.

QUICK FACTS – Kyle Ward of the Blizzard (8 points in 3 games) is 3rd in the league’s points column behind Jacob Hickey and Marc Gagnon of Pictou County who have 9 in 5 games… Liam Conrad, whom the Blizzard traded at the start of the season to the Ramblers, has the most points of his team with 6. Conrad and Ward know each other well. They are both from Sackville and played together for the Dieppe Commandos last season… Francis Asselin of the Blizzard has the second-highest goals against average (1.00) in the MHL and is second in save percentage with 0.97.

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