Canadian rankings : the Blizzard now sits 19th

Dieppe defenseman Alexandre Bernier is one of the reasons behind Blizzard’s success in the past two weeks. He has collected eight assists in the team’s last five games and now ranks 8th among the league’s best defensemen. Photo Olivier Chiasson


EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Edmundston Blizzard ranks 19th overall in Canada’s Top 20 Junior A hockey teams as released today by the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL).

The Blizzard were 17th last week. On the past weekend, the Blizzard (20w, 4l, 3otl = 43pts) beat Campbellton 3-1 on Friday before losing 3-2 in overtime against Pictou County on Sunday.

Two other Maritime Junior Hockey League teams, the South Shore Lumberjacks (19w, 7l, 0otl, 1sol = 39pts) and the Yarmouth Mariners (19w, 6l, 1otl = 39pts) received honourable mentions.

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