EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The pink goes quite well to the Blizzard Edmundston who won for a second time in the uniform of this color. Saturday night at the Jean-Daigle Centre, the Blizzard got their revenge by defeating the Fredericton Red Wings 6-4 after suffering a 4-2 loss in the province’s capital two days before.
The 2,760 spectators were treated to a touching pre-game presentation highlighting the fight against cancer. Once the emotions dissipated, Blizzard players put on a great show. This time, they made sure to score first in the first period. In fact, they always kept the lead during the game.
Aaron Brown was the great architect of the victory of the pink in the rink game with one goal and three assists. He deserved the first game of the game. Marc-Antoine Couture (1st of the season), Tristan Gagnon (1g, 1a, 2nd star), Isaac Chapman (1g, 1a), Chad Wilson and Alex Arsenault, in an empty net, also beat Jack Grant who was not as sharp as his brilliant performance on Thursday. Brock McLeod added two assists to his personal record for the Blizzard (12W, 5L).
Eliot Bergbauer (1g, 2a), Alex Pellerin (1g, 1a, 3rd star), Jared Cosman and Zach Alchorn responded for Fredericton (9W, 8L).
Ewan MacDonald earned his fifth win in front of the Blizzard net. He made some key saves that helped the Blizzard maintain its lead throughout the game. Edmundston outshot Fredericton 33-27.
Fans had the opportunity to see two affiliated midget players wearing the Blizzard uniform for the first time at the Jean-Daigle Centre. For Josh Nadeau, it was a third game this season, but the first at home in front of his relatives and friends. He did well by getting an assist on his team’s first goal. Defenseman Jérémie Thibodeau, of Saint-Léonard, was also solid.
On October 20, 2018, the Blizzard, wearing pink for the first pink in the rink game in Edmundston, beat the Summerside Western Capitals, 5-4.
At the conclusion of the game, Blizzard players handed out their pink jerseys to the winners of the auction, which allowed the Edmundston Regional Hospital Foundation to raise $ 3,500. This money will be used to provide services to women who are undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
The Blizzard will return on the ice next Wednesday (7:30 pm) as they host the Campbellton Tigers.
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Aaron Brown had the best game of his junior career with a four-point night on Saturday. Photo archives Digiphoto
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone