Three consecutive losses to the hand of the Tigers

CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard once again lost to the Campbellton Tigers, this time by a score of 4-1, Friday night at the Memorial Civic Centre in Campbellton.

It was the third straight loss for the Blizzard against Sandy McCarthy’s squad.

After allowing the Tigers to take the lead in the first period thanks to Daryk Dubé-Plouffe, Isaac Chapman tied the score at 1-1 in the second. But a mishap at the Tigers’ blue line during a Blizzard power play resulted in a breakaway by Thomas Freel (2nd star) who beat goaltender Marc-Eric Bérubé-Jalbert to score the game-winning goal at 13:12 of the second period. Tobias Odjick and Jake Parker (1st star) completed the scoring for the Tigers (10-9-0-1) who won a seventh straight game.

Bérubé-Jalbert tried to keep his team in the game with many key saves, but his teammates were not up to the task. Bérubé-Jalbert faced 44 shots and he earned a well-deserved third star. The Blizzard only tested Isaak Pelletier 25 times.

Since getting back from the long break, the Blizzard (10-5-0-2) is having a rough time. Since March 10, Edmundston shows a record of one win and four losses, all in regulation.

Blizzard players will have to put this setback behind them as they continue their road trip to Miramichi tomorrow (7 pm) before heading back to Edmundston (Sunday, 3 pm) to face once again Campbellton.

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Busy night for Marc-Antoine Bérubé-Jalbert who repelled 40 shots on Friday. Photo archives Percy Picard

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, Edmundston Blizzard vice-president communications; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone