EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – On the eve of its first season in the Maritime Junior Hockey League, the Edmundston Blizzard has just completed an important deal.
The Blizzard traded 20-year-old forward Liam Conrad to the Amherst Ramblers in exchange for their first territorial pick in the 2017 midget draft Malcolm MacEachern and their first pick in the 2018 midget draft.
MacEachern, who will turn 18 on October 1st, is originally from Long Pond, Nova Scotia. At 6’ and 170 pounds, he plays forward. Last year, he played for the Cape Breton West Islanders of the Nova Scotia Major Midget Hockey League (NSMMHL). He tallied 31 points (14 goals and 17 assists) in 38 games.
Conrad wore the Dieppe Commandos’ jersey last season notching 46 points (21 goals and 25 assists) in 46 games. He also played three games with the St. John Sea Dogs of the QMJHL, collecting one assist.
Meanwhile, the Blizzard Hockey Administration announced that it had released goaltender Max Walford. To team reacted by acquiring free-agent goalkeeper Greg Moon, an 18-year-old American from Massachusetts. In 13 games last season with the New England Stars of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL), Moon posted a 2.92 goal-against average and a .908 save percentage.
The Blizzard will play its very first game in the MHL this Friday in Woodstock against the Slammers. The puck drops at 7:30 pm. The first home game for the Blizzard will take place on Friday, September 29.
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone