EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – On the eve of the opening of its training camp, the Edmundston Blizzard is pleased to announce the signing of two 18-year-old defensemen, Owen Arnold and Mathieu Boucher.
Owen Arnold is a big body at 6’5″ and was born in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. A right-handed defenseman, he played the entire 2022-23 season with the Cape Breton Eagles of the QMJHL. In 49 games, he collected four assists. Previously, he spent two seasons with the Saint John Vitos in the AAA midget ranks, where he collected 4 goals and 21 assists in 25 games in 2021-2022.
Mathieu Boucher is a 5’11” left-handed defenceman from L’Ancienne-Lorette, Québec. Boucher played 35 games last year with the Dynamiques de Sainte-Foy of the Quebec Collegiate Hockey League (QCHL), amassing 7 goals and 7 assists. His stats were even better in the playoffs, with 5 points in 6 games.
The signing of these two players comes at an important time, as 20-year-old defensemen Jesse Chamberlain and Tim Porter recently decided to leave the team. Chamberlain will join a New Hampshire team in the North American Hockey League, while Porter has opted for the British Columbia Hockey League’s independent Junior A. Blizzard management welcomes Owen Arnold and Mathieu Boucher, and wishes Jesse Chamberlain and Tim Porter every success in their respective careers.
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone