Canadian rankings : Blizzard remains in 19th place

It’s always easier to smile when the team wins as shown in this photo taken on Friday, January 10, at the Jean-Daigle Centre. Photo archives Digiphoto

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The rank of the Edmundston Blizzard in the Canadian standings remained unchanged. Blizzard is still ranked 19th among the 132 teams in the country. The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) released the to 20 rankings on Monday.

Over the weekend, Edmundston divided their two games against the South Division’s two top teams. Blizzard defeated South Shore Lumberjacks 5-4 in overtime on Friday, and was beaten 4-1 the next day in Yarmouth against the Mariners.

The Blizzard has a record of 26 wins, 7 losses and 3 overtime defeats, giving them the lead in the MHL, six points ahead of the Mariners who again earned an honourable mention in the Canadian standings.

Carleton Place Canadians (40-4-1-3) of the Central Canada Hockey League remain the top team in the country ahead of the Okotoks Oilers (36-6-2).

Here is the ranking of the Blizzard in the country week after week, since last September 25 marking the beginning of the regular season for the teams (16th, 6th, 2nd, 13th, not ranked, 20th, 12th, 19th, 14th, 20th, 17th, 19th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 19th).

Picked by an independent scouting service, the weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.

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