Ramblers halt Blizzard run

AMHERST, Nova Scotia – Despite a team-record 60 shots, the Edmundston Blizzard were defeated 3-2 by the Amherst Ramblers on Saturday night at the Amherst Stadium.

With a 2-1 lead to start the third period, the Blizzard took three minor penalties, which gave the Ramblers (22-15-2-2) a run for their money, scoring two goals in the final nine minutes.

As a result, the Blizzard’s (30-10-1-0) eight-game winning streak was halted.

Carl-Anthony Massé (6th) and Jérémy Fortin (23rd) were the only ones to get the puck behind goaltender Jack Howatt, who had a sensational game. At the other end, Nicholas Sheehan was beaten by shots from Christian Reardon (14th and 15th) and Jonah Jelley (17th).

The Blizzard dominated 60-37 on shots.

The Blizzard play their next game in Campbellton on Friday, February 9 (7 p.m.).

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Carl-Anthony Massé scored his sixth goal in six games. Photo archives Percy Picard.

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