EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Campbellton Tigers were caught in the perfect storm, Chrystopher Collin that is…
The dazzling forward put on another show in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,442 spectators at the Jean-Daigle Centre on Wednesday night. Collin participated in all of the Edmundston Blizzard goals to lead his team to a close 4-3 win.
Collin (first star of the game) collected three goals and one assist. With 31 goals this season in just 36, he tied the team record that belonged to Kyle Ward (31 goals in 38 games in 2017-2018) and Gabriel Vanier (31 goals in 48 games last season).
Collin’s linemates Tristan Gagnon and Brock Mcleod (second star) participated in the feast with three assists apiece. Isaac Chapman scored Blizzard’s other goal. Another record which will fall soon is the most points in a season by a Blizzard player. With 70 points, Brock McLeod is one shy of the 71 points obtained by Logan Johnston last season.
Curiously, Collin had not collected any points in the previous five games against Campbellton this season. It was only a matter of time before he shook his lethargy.
In the Tigers camp, Max McPeak scored two goals and added an assist. The other goal came from Coleton Perry’s stick.
The Blizzard had the edge in the shot’s column (36-26). Antoine Lyonnais got the win in front of Blizzard’s net while Isaak Pelletier (third star) suffered the loss.
Each Campbellton-Edmundston matchup is a real trench warfare. The last six meetings between the two teams ended with a goal difference. Four of these games required extra time or a shootout.
Blizzard collected its 26th win, matching the number from last year. And the Edmundston squad (26-8-1-5, 58 pts) still has 12 games remaining. The Tigers (19-13-3-2, 43 pts) missed a great opportunity to get closer to the Fredericton Red Wings (23-14-3-0) and the third sport of the MHL’s Eastlink North Division.
The Blizzard will complete its five-game series at the Jean-Daigle Centre with two games this weekend. Edmundston will face the Valley Wildcats on Saturday (7:30) and the Grand Falls Rapids (3 pm) on Sunday.
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Christopher Collin stunned the Tigers on Wednesday with a performance of 3 goals and 1 assist. Photo Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone