Niko Boudreau halts the Blizzard to give Miramichi the win

MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick – It has been a hard day’s night for the Edmundston Blizzard on Saturday, as they faced the 6th-best team in the country and a goaltender in top shape.

Despite a clear dominance in shots (41-25), the Blizzard (10-5-0-0) were defeated 4-1 by the Miramichi Timberwolves (9-2-0-0). The game was played in front of 986 spectators at the Miramichi Civic Centre.

It was the first time all season that the Blizzard had been beaten by more than one goal.

Zacharie Charest (2nd star) was the spark plug for the Timberwolves with the first two goals of the evening. Travis Badcock and Jérémy Duhamel also beat goalie Nicholas Sheehan. Will Allen earned third star honors for Miramichi with three assists.

The Blizzard’s next game is on Sunday, November 5 (3 p.m.) in Campbellton.

Wolves goalkeeper Niko Boudreau (1st star), unbeaten in his first four games of the campaign, lost his shutout with 1:38 remaining in the third period when Félix Bédard found the back of the net.

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Félix Bédard avoided a shutout for the Blizzard with his 14th goal of the season late in the third period. (Photo archives Percy Picard)

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