New honorable mention for the Blizzard in Canadian rankings

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Thanks to its three wins last week, the Edmundston Blizzard has once again climbed the ranks of the best Junior A teams in Canada.

The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) released its weekly rankings today. The Yarmouth Mariners (24-7-1-0) retain their 15th place in the country. The Truro Bearcats (18-8-0-2) and Blizzard (22-11-0-1) find themselves in the honorable mention block.

The Blizzard had three wins last week and shows only one loss in their last 18 games. But the weekly ranking mainly considers the overall statistics in the season.

The holders of the first three positions in the country remain the same, respectively the Battleford North Stars (SJHL, 33-1-2-1), the Terrebonne Cobras (LHJAAAQ, 30-2-0-0) and the Brooks Bandits (AJHL, 39-3-1-1).

The CJHL is a national organization comprised of nine Junior A leagues from Alberta to the Maritimes. The CJHL currently represents 118 teams and well over 2,500 players. There are also 3,000-plus CJHL alumni furthering their hockey careers at the NHL, AHL, ECHL, SPHL, NCAA, U SPORTS and CHL levels across North America as well as leagues across Europe.

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Coach Simon Olivier’s squad play in a very competitive league. Exciting hockey is to be expected until the end of the season. (Photo Percy Picard)

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