AMHERST, Nova Scotia – The Edmundston Blizzard hit hard over the last two days in Nova Scotia!
After an easy 6-2 victory the day before in New Glasgow against Pictou County, the Blizzard players did it again today, on Remembrance Day, with another convincing win when they literally slapped the Amherst Ramblers, 8 to 1.
After adding a few players to its lineup in the last few weeks, cohesion now seems to be well established for the Blizzard. Hopefully they can keep that momentum going for the rest of the season.
The Ramblers imposed their tempo in the first period at the end of which they led 1 to 0. But the Blizzard opened the machine thereafter with five goals in the second period and three others in the third.
Olivier Coulombe (7th and 8th) and Mitchell McLeod (10th and 11th) had two goals and one assist each. Jérémy Duguay imitated them with his 5th and 6th goals of the campaign. Alex Arsenault (10th) and Olivier Nadeau, with his first career MHL goal, also found the back of the net for the Blizzard (8-10-0-1) who moved from bottom in the Eastlink North Division to third place.
Thomas Boucher was back in front of the Blizzard goal for a second game in less than 24 hours. He was once again solid. He notably made a key save during a breakaway that could have cost the Blizzard dearly. No doubt inspired by Boucher’s brilliance, his teammates took over and started constantly bombarding the two Ramblers goalies. With 27 shots in the second period, the Blizzard came one shot close to lowering the mark of 28 achieved on September 30, 2021 in Miramichi.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen the Blizzard dominate so much in the shooting column (53-22) in a single game.
McLeod (1st), Coulombe (2nd) and Jérémy Duguay (3rd) earned the three stars of the game.
Coulombe has only played four games this season. And he already has eight goals and two assists. He scored at least once in each of those games.
The Blizzard will be back at the Jean-Daigle Centre on Sunday, November 13 (3 p.m.), when they face the Miramichi Timberwolves (6-5-3-1).
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Jérémy Duguay scored twice in Amherst on Friday. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone