EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – Despite having dictated the pace of the game on Saturday night at the Jean-Daigle Centre, the Edmundston Blizzard had all the difficulty in the world to knock out the Valley Wildcats. The Blizzard eventually won 6-4.
Alex Arsenault had the last two goals for the Blizzard, including the game-winner, and added two assists. He earned the second star. The first star, Jérémy Duguay, also had a four-point night with one goal and three assists. Other Blizzard scorers were Olivier Coulombe (1g, 2a), Philippe Collette (1g, 1a) and Patrick LeBlanc (1g, 1a).
The tight score is attributable to Wildcats goaltender Justin Bourque, who made many sensational saves. He greatly deserved the third star despite conceding six goals to the opponent. He faced 46 pucks.
Cole Foston (2g), Joe Power (1g, 1a) and Jason Kwestel (1g) managed to beat goaltender Samuel LeBlanc who faced 27 shots.
Olivier Coulombe saw his streak of games with at least one point extend to 18.
The Blizzard (21-10-0-1) now sits alone atop the Eastlink North division. With 43 points, Edmundston leads the Campbellton Tigers (18-8-4-1 = 41pts) and the Summerside Western Capitals (19-9-1-0 = 39pts).
The Blizzard will have an important test on Sunday, January 15 when they take on the Tigers in Campbellton (3 p.m.).
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Jérémy Duguay is on a nice streak of 13 points in his last 6 games. (Photo Percy Picard)
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone