Fresh blood in Blizzard’s lineup

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – When the Edmundston Blizzard players jump onto the ice tomorrow (Friday, November 4) at the Jean-Daigle Centre, they will have two new teammates.

After missing the first 15 games of the season, star forward Olivier Coulombe will make his MHL debut. He had been injured during training camp after scoring one goal in two meetings.

The Blizzard places a lot of hope in the talents of Coulombe who is valued as a key player. The 20-year-old from Montmagny, Que., had a 154-game career in the QMJHL. Last season, he accumulated 9 goals and 18 assists in 67 games with the Victoriaville Tigres and the Quebec Remparts.

Acquisition of defender Nelson Smith
The Blizzard has acquired defenseman Nelson Smith from the Hawkesbury Hawks in return for future considerations. At 6’3” and 185 lbs, the 19-year-old Pointe-Claire, Quebec, native will certainly add weight to the Edmundston defense. In eight games in Junior A hockey this year with the Hawks of the Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), he collected one assist.

Fans can see these two players in action on Friday, November 4, starting at 7:30 p.m., when the Blizzard host the Miramichi Timberwolves.

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Olivier Coulombe will be back on the ice after a lower-body injury that sidelined him since training camp. Photo archives Percy Picard

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