EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The MHL will end the unpleasant year and begin the very promising 2021 in Edmundston.
The Blizzard will play four games over six days at the Jean-Daigle Centre. On Tuesday, December 29 (7:30 pm), Edmundston will host the Fredericton Red Wings. This game was scheduled for December 3rd but had been postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions. The next day, the Blizzard will play against the Grand Falls Rapids (7:30 pm). Then, Edmundston will host the same two teams on Saturday, January 2nd (7:30 pm vs Fredericton) and Sunday, January 3rd (3 pm vs Grand Falls).
The pandemic forced the postponement of the other seven MHL games scheduled during this period.
These four games will allow the Blizzard to make up for lost time in the last weeks of confinement. Edmundston (7-1-0-1, 15 pts) has only played 9 games this season, compared to other teams that have played between 12 and 14 games, except for the Summerside Western Capitals who have been reduced to 5 games, following tougher health measures by the government of Prince Edward Island.
The Blizzard won’t have it easy in its next four starts. The Rapids (7-2-0-3, 17 pts) are on a streak of seven unbeaten games including a 3-2 shootout win over the Blizzard in Grand Falls on December 4. And the Red Wings (5-6-1-0, 11 pts) beat the Campbellton Tigers (1-0) and the Miramichi Timberwolves (5-4) in back-to-back games on December 17 and 18.
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Zachary Cadorette (photo) tallied a point in each of his nine games with the Blizzard, as well as his teammate Isaac Chapman. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone