AMHERST, Nova Scotia – Goalkeeper Ewan MacDonald was very mean to the Amherst Ramblers attackers leading the way to a 4-1 win for the Edmundston Blizzard on Saturday night in front of 750 fans.
MacDonald was spectacular throughout the game multiplying key saves and avoiding any rebounds. Antigonish goaltender stopped 34 pucks. He lost his shutout at 13:48 of the third period when he was beaten by a nice shot by Spencer Smith.
Justin Lush was the only goal scorer of the first frame. Tristan Gagnon imitated him in the second period. While the mark was 2-1 in favor of Edmundston in the third, Chad Wilson completed the most beautiful Blizzard offensive play after a perfect exchange with Alex Arsenault and Tristan Mercure. Aaron Brown added a fourth goal in an empty net with 7 seconds left in the game.
MacDonald’s brilliant performance earned him the first star of the game. The second went to Ramblers’ goalkeeper Tyler Caseley (36 saves in 39 shots) and the third to Wilson.
With the victory, Blizzard is still at the top of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League’s Eastlink North Division with 5 wins and 1 loss, the same record as the Summerside Western Capitals.
The Blizzard returns to Edmundston with two wins in Nova Scotia in as many nights. Emery Olauson’s players will enjoy a well-deserved break. They will return on the ice on Saturday, October 5 when they host the powerful Yarmouth Mariners (4W, 1L, 2OTL).
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Ewan MacDonald was solid in front of Blizzard’s net with 34 saves. (Photo archives Digiphoto)
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone