Canadian rankings: Blizzard ends season in 9th place

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard finished 9th in the final rankings issued today by the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

The Blizzard maintained the ranking it earned last week. Edmundston completed the season with a 39-12-1-0 record. The 39 wins and 79 points are a record for the franchise since moving to the Northwest. Its winning percentage (.760) is identical to that of the first dream season in 2017-2018, which ended with the Maritimes championship.

The Blizzard won all three games last week: 4-1 in Fredericton on Thursday, 7-0 against the Red Wings at the Jean-Daigle Centre on Friday, and 6-4 in Grand-Bouctouche against West-Kent on Sunday.

Simon Olivier’s squad ended the campaign with a nine-point lead over West-Kent (34-16-2-0).

The Summerside Western Capitals (38-5-3-6 = 85 pts) slipped from 5th to 7th place in the Canadian standings.

The Collingwood Blues (OJHL, 49-6-0-1) finished first in the standings, followed by the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL, 44-7-2-1) and the Steinbach Pistons (MJHL, 45-8-3-0).

The playoffs get underway this week for eight of the 12 MHL teams. The Blizzard-Fredericton series kicks off on Thursday (7:30 p.m.) at the Jean-Daigle Centre. Fans can purchase tickets online for the first two games of the series:

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Blizzard players hug each other after their last win at the Jean-Daigle Centre on Friday against the Fredericton Red Wings. Photo Percy Picard

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