EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Goalkeeper Daniel Moody spoiled the celebrations for the Edmundston Blizzard’s season opening game at the Jean-Daigle Centre Sunday afternoon when he led the Miramichi Timberwolves to a 4-3 victory in front of 1,334 spectators.
Moody made 43 saves on 46 shots and rightly deserved to be picked the first star of the matchup. Matt Gordon, Connor McGregor, Jérémie Jacob (2nd star) and Spencer Blackwell beat goaltender Antoine Lyonnais who faced 21 Timberwolves shots. Miramichi improved its record to 2 wins and 0 defeat.
Zachary Cadorette, Isaac Chapman and Félix Laniel found the back of the net for the Blizzard (1W, 1L). With two helpers, Samuel Grégoire was named the game’s third star.
Each team had twice taken the lead in the game. The Blizzard scored the only goal of the first period (Cadorette). The Timberwolves turned things around early in the second period with goals from Gordon and McGregor before Chapman tied the score at 8:13. The Blizzard restored a one-goal (3-2) lead in the third frame (Laniel). Then, Miramichi responded with two goals from Jacob (10:10) and Blackwell (15:07).
Edmundston will host the Grand Falls Rapids for its next home game on Saturday, November 7 (7:30 pm). Grand Falls is yet looking for its first victory after a loss in regulation and a shootout defeat.
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Goalkeeper Daniel Moody was the undisputed star of the game, repelling 43 pucks including this one in front of Blizzard forward Isaac Chapman (77). Moody saw Miramichi defensemen Jett McCullum (left) and Lucas MacAulay lend a helping land. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone