Honorable Mention in Canada for Félix Bédard

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – For the second month in a row, an Edmundston Blizzard player has been named to the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s (CJHL) elite list of the country’s best hockey players.

After goaltender Nicholas Sheehan in December, forward Félix Bédard received an honorable mention for the month of January.

The 20-year-old Chicoutimi native amassed an impressive 22 points in 9 games in January. Only Olivier Coulombe (23 points in November 2022 and 23 points in February 2023) did better in the same month in a Blizzard uniform.

Bédard (35g, 47a = 82pts) trails league leader Carter McCluskey (39g, 46a = 85pts) of the Fredericton Red Wings by three points. Both players have nine games to play until the end of the regular season. At the rate he’s producing, Bédard could complete the campaign with 99 points. He is currently tied with Olivier Coulombe for the most points in a season with the Blizzard (82).

Félix Bédard was named the top forward in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MHL) during the months of December and January. Before coming to Edmundston for his final junior season, Bédard played two full campaigns with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens in the QMJHL, where he racked up a total of 17 goals and 25 assists for 42 points in 118 games.

The three stars in the country went to forward Adam O’Marra (1st star), of the Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL), who scored 13 goals and 11 assists in 8 games; defenseman Nico Paone (2nd star), of the Navan Grads (CCHL), who scored 8 goals and 14 assists in 10 games; and forward Ben Portner (3rd star), of the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL), who collected 13 goals and 7 assists in 9 games.

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Félix Bédard enjoys an exceptional second half of the season. (Photo archives Percy Picard)

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