FREDERICTON, New Brunswick – Goalkeeper Thomas Boucher was perfect by blocking 39 shots on Thursday night when he led the Edmundston Blizzard to a 3-0 shutout against the Fredericton Red Wings, in the provincial capital.
For Boucher (1st star) and the Blizzard, it was a fourth win in a row. Edmundston got back to .500 with 10 wins, 10 losses and 1 shootout defeat.
Tristan Fortin (9th and 10th; 2nd star) scored the last two goals of the game, both on the power play.
Olivier Coulombe stretched his point streak to six games with one goal and one assist. He already has 9 goals and 4 assists in 6 games this season.
Boucher’s goals-against average now stands at 1.00. He allowed just 4 goals on 122 shots in 4 games for an exceptional .967 save percentage.
The Blizzard fired 37 pucks on Mathias Savoie who earned the third star of the evening for the Red Wings (8-10-0-0).
The return trip to Edmundston will certainly be very pleasant for Simon Olivier’s squad. The rest will be quite short, however, the Blizzard returning to the Jean-Daigle Centre ice rink on Friday (7:30 p.m.) against the Campbellton Tigers (11-5-0-1) and Saturday (7:30 p.m.) against the South Shore Lumberjacks (4-12-1-1).
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Thomas Boucher was sharp again on Thursday in Fredericton with his first MHL shutout. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone