Ewan MacDonald recalled by Cape Breton

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Edmundston Blizzard goaltender Ewan MacDonald has been recalled by the Cape Breton Eagles and may stay with the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League team for the next four games. He replaces number one goalie Kevin Mandolese who has a lower body injury.

This is a third stint for MacDonald with the Eagles. This time, he would like to see action. The Eagles play their next five games at home. Tomorrow, they host the Baie-Comeau Drakkar.

The Antigonish native MacDonald, 18, has a goal-against average of 3.60 in 9 games this season with the Blizzard. He won 5 games and suffered 3 losses.

To replace him in the Blizzard lineup tonight, the team recalled Nathan Nadeau, a goalkeeper with the Cité des jeunes A.-M.-Sormany Républiains High School team. Antoine Lyonnais will defend Blizzard’s net tonight in Campbellton.

In addition, the Blizzard management confirmed the departure of forward Aaron Brown for personal reasons. Forward Félix Laniel joined defender Tommy Bertrand, both of whom suffered broken collarbone. Both will be out of the lineup for at least three months. As for rearguard Tristan Mercure, sidelined because of an eye injury, he is back in the lineup tonight in Campbellton.

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Goalkeeper Ewan MacDonald hopes to see action with the Cape Breton Eagles. Photo archives Digiphoto

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