MIRAMICHI, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard made a trade at the beginning of the 32nd Maritime Hockey League draft session held in Miramichi on Saturday, June 10.
The Blizzard acquired Pierre Bourgoin from the Amherst Rambers with a third round draft pick in exchange for Will Laford and a fifth round pick.
Bourgoin, 18, is a forward native of Grand Falls, New Brunswick. He played 8 games over the past two seasons in the MHL with St. Stephen and Amherst. Last season, he recorded 5 goals and 22 assists in 32 games with the Fredericton Canadiens midget AAA.
Lafford, 19, accumulated 27 points (16-11) in 49 games with the Dieppe Commandos last season.
The Blizzard also traded one third round draft pick to the Pictou County Weeks Crushers in exchange for Ryan Roche, a Newfoundland native who scored 14 goals and added 39 assists in 32 games with the Corner Brook Western Kings of the Newfoundland midget AAA last year.
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Source : Hugues Chiasson, Communications vice-president – Edmundston Blizzard; 506 740-0623 – cell phone)