First trade for the Edmundston Blizzard

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard completed its first trade in the Maritime Hockey League (MHL) by sending defenceman Alex Saunders to the South Shore Lumberjacks in exchange for rugged forward Frédéric Beauchesne-Dubuc and a third-round draft pick.

A native of Greenfield Park, Quebec, Beauchesne-Dubuc played for two teams last season. In 18 games with the St. Stephen County Aces, he did not put his name on the score sheet and he collected 37 penalty minutes. However, he did much better after he was traded later on to South Shore where he scored 5 goals and added 4 assists in 14 games. He also served 43 minutes in the penalty box.

The forward of 6’2” and 201 lbs will be 20 years old in July.  “We talked with Frédéric and he’s very excited about coming to Edmundston. He has a big body, he is very tough, and he wants to play, “said Blizzard’s general manager Steve MacPherson.

Originally from Gander, Newfoundland, Saunders, 19, had seven assists in 48 games with the Dieppe Commandos in 2016-2017.

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Source : Hugues Chiasson, Communications vice-president – Edmundston Blizzard; 506 740-0623 – cell phone