Mariners surprise Blizzard with a 4-1 victory

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Day and night… After playing an excessively offensive game the day before (9-5 win), the Edmundston Blizzard were completely shut down by the Yarmouth Mariners who won 4-1 at the Jean-Daigle Centre in front of the biggest crowd of the season (2,257 people).

This loss for the Blizzard marked the end of a fine series of five wins.

The Mariners were very effective, constantly closing the game to Blizzard players who were never able to impose their rhythm. The visitors took the lead at 7:12 of the opening period through Andrew Stuckless. Eight seconds later, Colby Morin tied the game with his first goal in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.

Jérôme Gilbert (in the second period), then Alex Roode and Jérôme Nadeau, in the third frame, also beat goaltender Simon Couroux who faced 36 shots. His counterpart, Christophe Béluze, repelled 32 of the 33 pucks he faced.

Ryan Semple (1 assist), Noah Matulu and Christophe Béluze were chosen respectively 1st, 2nd and 3rd stars of the game.

The Blizzard (5-5-0-0) will return to the ice Sunday afternoon (3 p.m.) for their third game of the weekend against the Campbellton Tigers (3-3-0-0) in the Restigouche County.

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Noah Matulu was selected the second star of the game. Photo Percy Picard

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