Convincing victory for the Blizzard in Bridgewater

BRIDGEWATER, Nova Scotia – This time it was a no doubter. The Edmundston Blizzard didn’t wait until late in the game to get going. They struck fast Friday night in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia.

The Blizzard ended up registering a convincing 6-2 win. Six players found the back of the net for the Blizzard who reached the 10th victory plateau of the season. Chrystopher Collin (1g, 1a), Mitchell McLeod (1g, 1a), Tristan Mercure, Félix Laniel, Alex Arsenault and Isaac Chapman lit up the red light for Edmundston. Tristan Gagnon had a great game with three assists. Arsenault’s goal in the third period was a shorthanded one, the first in such situation for the Blizzard this season.

Laniel’s goal, which gave the Blizzard a commanding 3-0 lead early in the second frame, proved to be the winner.

Ian Smallwood and Logan O’Neil had a goal and an assist each in the loss.

Edmundston led 2-0 and 5-2 at the end of the first two periods.

Antoine Lyonnais earned his sixth victory this season between the pipes for the Blizzard. His record shows only one loss. He blocked 20 of the 22 shots he faced. His counterpart, Ty Grant, was replaced after the second period. He conceded five of Blizzard’s six goals. In all, Edmundston shot 29 pucks in the direction of the opposing goalkeepers.

With three points, Tristan Gagnon earned the first star of the game, followed by Ian Smallwood (2nd) and Mitchell McLeod (3rd).

The Blizzard (10-4-0-0) will travel to one of the farthest southwestern part of Nova Scotia to face the Yarmouth Mariners (9-4-2-1) on Saturday night (7:30 pm). Yarmouth area always attracts great number of Acadian people from Argyle and Clare counties.

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Mitchell McLeod opened the scoring in the game and got a pass on the last goal of the night in Bridgewater. Photo archives Digiphoto

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