Exhausted, the Lumberjacks are no match for the Blizzard

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Playing three games in three days on the road is not an easy task. The South Shore Lumberjacks learned it the hard way Saturday night by losing 6-1 to the Edmundston Blizzard in the presence of 2,610 spectators at the Jean-Daigle Centre.

The victory was never in doubt for the Blizzard, visibly more rested. The Edmundston players grabbed a 3-0 lead after a period. Isaac Chapman (17th and 18th), Alex Arsenault (11th), Chrystopher Collin (14th) and Tristan Gagnon (10th) lifted the crowd from their seat by beating goalkeeper Morgani Kini who face 33 shots. Antoine Lyonnais lost his shutout with 6:24 left in the third when Bair Gendunov got the puck passed him. Lyonnais received 23 shots.

Captain Gagnon was the best for the Blizzard with three points. Chapman (1st), Tristan Mercure (2nd, 2 assists) and Lyonnais (3rd) earned the game’s three stars. The power play was beneficial to the Blizzard who scored three goals with a man-advantage.

The Lumberjacks previously won in Fredericton (2-1 in OT) on Thursday and in Grand Falls (3-2) on Friday. On Saturday, they had nothing left in the tank.

Blizzard players (17-6-1-3) will need to recover quickly because they will be visiting the Grand Falls Rapids (10-15-2-1) on Sunday, December 15, starting at 3 pm.

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Isaac Chapman (91) scores his second goal of the evening on this action shot. Chapman also had two goals in the previous game in Miramichi on Thursday. Photo Percy Picard

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