YARMOUTH, N.S. – The 2021-2022 Edmundston Blizzard never stops to amaze us. After trailing most of the game (55 minutes and 25 seconds), the Blizzard posted one of their most exciting wins on the road, beating the Yarmouth Mariners 3-2 in overtime on Saturday.
Jérémy Duguay capitalized on a rebound from defenseman Jake Measel, alone on a breakaway, at 1:12 of the overtime to bring joy on the bench for the Blizzard who left southwestern Nova Scotia with four points in four games. Mission accomplished!
Forward Ethan Johnson forced overtime by tying the score 2-2 on a power play at 18:32 of the third period. In his 22nd Maritime Hockey League game, Johnson couldn’t have chosen a better time to score his first career goal.
After goals from Hunter Livingston (2nd) and Reilly Mayne (11th) of the Mariners in the first period, Jérémie Thibodeau gave the Blizzard hope with a wrist shot from the point at 13:52 of the middle frame. It was Thibodeau’s second game of the campaign.
Duguay’s goal was his 5th of the season in as many games. He also added an assist on the tying goal.
Edmundston led in shots in each period of regulation and finished the game dominating 42-26. Goalies Nicholas Sheehan (Blizzard) and Christophe Béluse (Mariners) provided a solid performance.
Duguay (1st), Thibodeau (2nd) and Béluse (3rd) were chosen as stars of the game.
The Blizzard comes home with an overall record of 5 wins and 2 losses. Despite a good start with 10 points, Edmundston is fourth in the Eastlink North Division dominated by Summerside (6-1-0-1 = 13 pts), followed by Campbellton (5-1-1-1 = 12 pts) and Fredericton (5-2-1-0 = 11 pts).
Emery Olauson’s squad will play its next game in Grand Falls next Friday (7:30 pm).
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Jérémy Duguay ended the debate in Yarmouth by scoring the winning goal in overtime. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone