EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – More than 30 hockey players will report to the Edmundston Blizzard training camp starting Thursday, August 24.
On-ice training will be held at the Saint-Jacques Palladium as well as the pre-season games and a few regular calendar games pending the conclusion of the construction of the Jean-Daigle Centre.
Head-coach Ryan Salvis will see his players in action for four pre-season games on Saturday, September 2, at 7 pm, against the St. Stephen Aces (at the Palladium), on Sunday, September 3, at 7:30 pm, versus the Slammers in Woodstock, on Wednesday, September 6, at 7:30 pm, against Woodstock (at the Palladium), and on Friday, September 8, at 7 pm, in St. Stephen.
Each team of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (MHL) will play 50 games, including two at the 2017 MHL Showcase in Summerside on October 10 and 11.
The Blizzard’s regular season will include 24 home games. Edmundston will start the campaign with three games on the road: Friday, September 15, in Woodstock, Friday, September 22, in Campbellton, and Saturday, September 23, in St. Stephen. The first ever local match-up for the Blizzard will take place on Friday, September 29, at 7:30 pm, at the Palladium. Another game will be played at the Palladium on Friday, October 13, at 7:30 pm, against Summerside. Then, if the new Jean-Daigle Centre is ready to host hockey games as expected, the Blizzard will welcome the South Shore Lumberjacks in the inaugural game of its new building on Sunday, October 22, at 3 pm.
The Blizzard’s season schedule is available on the MHA website, www.themhl.ca.
“We are ready,” says Blizzard President André Lebel. We are waiting for the players at the camp. We also ask fans and our season ticket holders to be understanding if the work of the new amphitheater is not completed according to schedule. If there is a delay, it would be short-lived. ”
Fans will have the opportunity to see the players who will try to earn a spot on the team during the camp. Admission is free for ice training. There will be an entrance fee for pre-season games. A memo will be sent to this effect later in the month.
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone