EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – A goal from Pier-Luc Bellard at 12:22 of the third period broke a 3-3 tie allowing the Campbellton Tigers to leave the Jean-Daigle Centre with a 4-3 win against the Edmundston Blizzard.
The locals had managed to make two successful comebacks (2-0 and 3-2) but, each time, the Tigers took back the lead.
Alexandre David (3rd star) and Daryk Dubé-Plouffe gave the Tigers a 2-0 lead. Then the young Blizzard skaters took matters into their own hands. Jacob Long (2nd star) and Mathieu Pelletier scored their first career goal in the Maritime Hockey League at 5:43 and 15:45 in the second period.
Ludovic Harrison (1st star) broke the 2-2 tie at 6:39 of the third period. Tristan Fortin put the two teams back to square one with his 6th goal of the campaign at 10:58. Bellard, however, came to end a beautiful duel offering tight play on both sides.
Long completed his night with a goal and an assist for the Blizzard (2-2-0-0). Jordan Brière and Cael MacDonald each got two assists for the Tigers (3-0-1-1).
Edmundston dominated 38-32 in shots. The victory went to goaltender Isaak Pelletier (Tigres) and the loss to Nicholas Sheehan (Blizzard).
The Blizzard will play its next game on Saturday, October 16 at the Jean-Daigle Centre (7:30 p.m.) against the Grand Falls Rapids. The Truro Bearcats were supposed to be the Blizzard’s opponents but due to the circuit breaker measure in some areas of New Brunswick, teams from Nova Scotia were not allowed to travel. Grand Falls and Edmundston have agreed to move the game from October 30 to October 16.
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Nicholas Sheehan had to pull out the glove on this play to keep the Tigers from scoring. Photo Percy Picard
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Source: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone