Isaac Chapman commits to Norwich University

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard’s most stable offensive forward in the past two years, Isaac Chapman, will continue his hockey career with the Norwich University Cadets, a Division III team of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The Cadets are a very powerful team and their record in the past two seasons speak by itself. The Cadets were 8-1-0 in 2020-21 and 24-2-2 in 2019-2020. The American team is based in Northfield, a small town of 6,000 inhabitants in the state of Vermont located about a 2.5 hour drive south of Montreal.

In two seasons with the Blizzard, Chapman, who will turn 21 on June 16, tallied 78 points (45g, 33a) in 69 games. The Lower Sackville, NS forward played his first Maritime Junior A Hockey League campaign with the Pictou County Weeks Crushers in 2018-19 with whom he had 27 points (13g, 14a) in 50 games.

His head coach in Edmundston, Emery Olauson, who was hired 12 days before Chapman’s acquisition, had nothing but good words about number 77. ” On the ice, Isaac was an offensive force that few teams in our league had any success containing. He was a constant threat to score because of his powerful skating and strength and willingness to get to the net. Off the ice Isaac was very easy for teammates and coaches to get along with, is very driven to continue to get stronger and a leader in the weight room. The Blizzard will miss Chappy’s consistency and easy-going nature, Norwich is very fortunate to attract Isaac to their program as I know he will have success there “, explained coach Olauson.

” Norwich is a powerhouse NCAA div. 3 program and it is very exciting news for our program to advance Chappy to this level and Isaac is sure to do the Blizzard proud as a student athlete at Norwich “, said Olauson.

The arrival of Chapman in Edmundston was certainly one of the best transactions of general manager Steve MacPherson and of the young history of the Blizzard organization. During the MHL draft held in Edmundston on June 15, 2019, Edmundston sent forwards Samuel LeBlanc and Maxime Grandmaison to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers and a first choice in the 2019 draft (Conor Shortall) in return for Chapman, Chad Wilson and first round picks in the 2019 (Mitchell McLeod) and 2020 (Jacob Long) draft.

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Isaac Chapman (Photo archives Percy Picard)

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