First loss for the Blizzard

SUMMERSIDE, PEI – All good things must come to an end… The Edmundston Blizzard suffered its first loss of the season when it fell 2-0 to the hand of the Pictou County Weeks Crushers, on Tuesday, during the fall Showcase of the Maritime Junior Hockey League in Summerside, Prince Edward Island.

The impressive sequence of seven victories of the Edmundston team since the begining of the season is now over. Just like captain Kyle Ward who was trying to score in an eighth consecutive game.

Despite the loss, the American goalkeeper, Greg Moon, has nothing to be ashamed of. He blocked 14 of the 16 shots he faced, several of which were threatening. His opposite, Luke Melanson, got the shutout by closing the door to the Blizzard’s players who fired 20 shots in his direction.

The 12 teams are in Summerside on Tuesday an Wednesday. Each game is made up of two 25-minute periods, a format that does not suit Blizzard’s head coach, Ryan Salvis.

The Blizzard, second in the country, now has a record of seven wins and a loss for 14 points. The Weeks Crushers are now 4-3-1-0 for 9 points.

Edmundston returns to the action on Wednesday, October 11, at 3 pm in Summerside against the Truro Bearcats. Edmundston will travel back home for the game on Friday, October 13, at 7:30 pm, against the St. Stephen Aces at the Palladium of Saint-Jacques.

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