Canadian rankings: honorable mention for the Blizzard

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard is back among the top Junior A teams in the country as the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) released its weekly rankings today. The Blizzard received an honorable mention from independent scouts.

The last time the Blizzard made the short list was on October 21st when it was ranked 16th. The Blizzard is on a roll, having lost one single game in regulation in its last 15 games. Edmundston is second overall in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) with a record of 22 wins, 7 losses, 1 overtime defeat and 4 shootout setbacks. With 49 points, Emery Olauson’s squad trails the Summerside Western Capitals (29-5-0-1) by 10 points. Summerside is ranked 8th in the country.

The top three positions in Canada among the 131 teams are held in order by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL – Alberta, 38-3-1), the Coquitlam Express (BCHL – British Columbia, 37-6-0), and the Sherwood Park Crusaders (AJHL – Alberta, 36-5-0).

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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Blizzard’s powerful offense has played a major factor in the team’s success for the past 15 games during which Edmundston players scored 78 times, the most by any MHL team during that stretch. Photo archives Percy Picard

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