FREDERICTON, N.B. – In six meetings this season between the Edmundston Blizzard and the Fredericton Red Wings, the home team has won. Wednesday night was no exception at the Grant-Harvey Centre in the New Brunswick capital, with the Wings showing their superiority with a 5-3 win.
Declan MacEachern (9th and 10th), Matt Gordon (6th), and Zach Alchorn (15th) put the puck passed Simon Couroux. Slava Melikov scored his 16th in an empty net.
Blake Richardson (8th), Jake Measel (4th) and Mitchell McLeod (13th) scored back-to-back for the Blizzard.
The Wings had 21 more shots than the visitors (46-25). Mathias Savoie registered his MHL’s leading 17th win in front of the home cage.
MacEachern (1st), Alchorn (2nd) and Austin Paul, of the Blizzard (3rd, 2 assists) earned the stars of the game.
The two teams had played the day before. The Wings (20-9-2-0 = 42pts) now trails the Blizzard (20-9-1-2 = 43pts) by one point. Fredericton has a game in hand.
The Blizzard won its three games against the Red Wings at the Jean-Daigle Centre. Fredericton did the same on its rink.
The Blizzard will return to the Jean-Daigle Centre on Saturday (7:30 p.m.) when they host the Amherst Ramblers for their last home game of the regular schedule. Edmundston will play its last four games on opposing rink.
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Jake Measel scored his fourth goal of the season in Fredericton, giving the Blizzard a 2-1 lead in the second period. The Red Wings scored the next three goals to win the game. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone