Players of the month in Canada: honorable mention for Nicholas Sheehan

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Edmundston Blizzard goaltender Nicholas Sheehan is once again attracting attention. This time, it’s from the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) that he’s been making eyes glaze over.

Sheehan received an honorable mention for the month of December. That’s quite a feat when you consider that the CJHL regroups 118 teams and over 2,500 players across the country.

The 20-year-old Moncton goaltender played in six of the Blizzard’s seven games in December, registering five wins and one overtime loss. In 328 minutes of work, he maintained a goals-against average of 2.19 and a save percentage of .916.

This season, Sheehan leads all Maritime Hockey League goaltenders in games played (26), minutes played (1,532), wins (18), shutouts (3), goals-against average (2.27), saves (724) and save percentage (.926).

After shining with the midgets in Saint John and Moncton, he played a total of 53 QMJHL games, 3 with the Moncton Wildcats (2020-2021) and 50 with the Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (22 in 2021-2022 and 28 in 2022-2023). He has played 37 games with the Blizzard (11 in 2021-2022 and 26 in 2023-2024).

The three stars in the country went to Carter Anderson (1st star), of the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), who collected 10 goals and 4 assists in 6 games; Mathis Cloutier (2nd star), of the Saint-Jérôme Panthères (LHJAAAQ), who tallied 5 goals and 17 assists in 8 games; and Aiden Corbett (3rd star), of the Red Lake Miners (SIJHL), who amassed 10 goals and 7 assists in 7 games.

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Nicholas Sheehan’s outstanding performance has been a major factor in the Blizzard’s success this season. (Photo archives Percy Picard)

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