Brock McLeod takes charge in Grand Falls

GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick – Brock McLeod had the best game of his junior A career when he registered one goal and five assists helping the Edmundston Blizzard to easily defeat the Grand Falls Rapids 8-2 on Sunday afternoon.

McLeod became the second player this season to get six points in an MHL game, the first being teammate Alex Arsenault (2 goals and 4 assists) on November 2nd. What’s more, McLeod has scored in the team’s last five games.

The Blizzard took the lead 2-1 after 20 minutes of play and 5-1 after two periods. Chrystopher Collin (2g, 1a), Paul Leroux (2g), Tristan Gagnon (1g, 2a), Isaac Chapman (1g, 1a), Marc-Antoine Couture (1g), Mitchell McLeod (2a) also enjoyed a great afternoon on the visitors’ side. Adam Fowlow and Drew Toner replied for the Rapids (10-16-2-1).

Antoine Lyonnais was once again dominant in front of the Blizzard cage, allowing few rebounds to his opponents. He faced 27 shots. Goalkeepers Nolan Boyd and Tyriq Outen shared the task in front of the Rapids net. They faced 28 shots.

Unsurprisingly, McLeod (1st), Collin (2nd) and Gagnon (3rd) were chose as the stars of the game.

The Blizzard (18-6-1-3) became the second MHL team to reach the 40-point plateau. Summerside sits at the top of the general standings with 49 points (24-4-0-1). Edmundston has not lost in regulation in its last nine games.

The Blizzard has three more games to go before the holiday break. Wednesday, December 18 (7 pm), Edmundston will be in Miramichi before returning home for the next two games, on Friday, December 20 (7:30 pm) against Fredericton and on Sunday, December 22 (3 pm) against Campbellton.

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Brock McLeod collected six points on Sunday in Grand Falls. Photo archives Digiphoto

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