Fourth consecutive honorable mention for the Blizzard

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – For the fourth week in a row, the Blizzard receives an honorable mention in the national rankings published today by the Canadian Junior Hockey League.

The Blizzard added two wins in two games to its record this weekend, getting a 6-1 victory on Friday in Lunenburg (against South Shore) and a 4-3 triumph on Saturday in Yarmouth. The Blizzard (26-12-0-1 = 53pts) is still first in the Eastlink North Division of the Maritime Junior Hockey League, two points ahead of the Summerside Western Capitals (25-11-1-0) and the Campbellton Tigers (23-12-4-1).

In its last 22 games, the Blizzard shows a record of 20 wins and 2 losses. Those 40 points during that streak are a national high, a mark they share with four other teams, including the Mariners.

The Yarmouth Mariners (30-8-1-0) held on to their 11th place despite losing to Edmundston. They also beat South Shore twice.

The Western Capitals are now 17th in the country despite a 3-2 setback agains Miramichi on Sunday. Like Yarmouth, they had two wins last week.

On the Canadian scene, the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL, 39-3-2-1) maintained their first position, followed by the Terrebonne Cobras (LHJAAAQ, 33-4-0-0) and the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 44-5-1-1).

The CJHL is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 118 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe.

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Captain Mitchell McLeod and his teammates are off to an outstanding 20-in-22 winning streak, a Canadian Junior Hockey League high. (Photo archives Percy Picard)

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