Territorial Draft: Blizzard selects Jérémie Thibodeau and Noah Gibbs

Truro, N.S. (June 8, 2020) – The Edmundston Blizzard made Jérémie Thibodeau and Noah Gibbs, two 16-yard-old players, their two territorial picks in the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL) entry draft.

The two hockey players were teammates last season with the Fredericton Office Interiors Caps of the NBPEIMMHL.

Thibodeau is a 6’0’’ and 168 lbs defenseman from Saint-Léonard. He had a goal and 19 assists in 36 games last season. He had the opportunity to play three games with the Blizzard during the 2019-2020 season and he made a good impression.

As for Gibbs, of Saint-Basile, he measures 5’6’’ and weighs 146 lbs according to Elite Prospects web site. Despite a season cut short by injury, he nonetheless took part in 17 games, tallying 6 goals and 8 assists. He did well in the playoffs with 3 goals and 3 assists in 6 games.

At last weekend’s QMJHL draft, Thibodeau was selected in the 4th round (74th overall) by the Chicoutimi Saguenéens. Gibbs was an 8th round pick (135th overall) of the Quebec Remparts.

This year, three teams made the maximum of two selections. Five teams made one selection and will receive a compensation pick following the third round of the Entry Draft. The four teams that did not make a territorial selection will receive compensation picks following rounds two and three of the Entry Draft.

The 2020 MHL Entry Draft will take place June 13th beginning at 10 a.m., with live coverage of the first two rounds in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland on Eastlink Community TV, channels 10 and 610, and also available in New Brunswick on Rogers TV, channel 10. Full draft results will be available at themhl.ca and @THEMHL on Twitter.

The territorial draft selections are as follows:

Team Player Pos Hometown Last Team DOB Ht Wt
Amherst None
Campbellton None
Edmundston Thibodeau, Jerermie D Saint Leonard, NB Fredericton Caps 2004-03-18 6’0″ 168 lbs
Gibbs, Noah F Saint Basile, NB Fredericton Caps 2004-05-27 5’6″ 146 lbs
Fredericton Gweon, Andrew F Fredericton, NB Fredericton Caps Midget AAA 2004-05-15 5’9″ 162 lbs
Grand Falls None
Miramichi Schofield, William F Renous, NB Northern Moose 2003-02-08 5’10” 141 lbs
Pictou County Avery, Kiefer F New Glasgow, NS Weeks Major Midgets 2004-02-12 6’2″ 154 lbs
South Shore Hopkins, Kyle D Conquerall Bank, NS South Shore Mustangs 2004‐01‐31 6’1″ 175 lbs
Summerside McNeill,Sid D Summerside, PEI Oakland MI Jr.Grizzlies U15 2004-04-08 5’7″ 137 lbs
Truro Schmitt, Brayden D Truro, NS Weeks Major Midgets 2004‐03‐18 5’9″ 145 lbs
Currie, Bryson D Truro, NS Weeks Major Midgets 2004‐02‐05 5’7″ 150 lbs
Valley MacLeod, Aiden F Kentville, NS Valley Wildcats 2004‐02‐25 5’10” 175 lbs
Clarke, Aiden D Port Williams, NS Valley Wildcats 2002‐12‐26 5’10” 180 lbs
Yarmouth None



Jérémie Thibodeau (photo from Facebook)
Noah Gibbs (photo from Facebook)


Sources : Hugues Chiasson, Blizzard VP Communications (hugueschiasson@yahoo.ca), and James Faulkner, MHL Director of Communications (jfaulkner@themhl.ca).