And the work starts this weekend with games on three consecutive days for Ryan Salvis’ squad. On Friday, November 24, the Blizzard hosts the Amherst Ramblers (7:30 pm). On Saturday, Edmundston is in Campbellton to face the Tigers (7:30 pm). The two teams will face each other again the next day, Sunday, at the Jean-Daigle Centre in Edmundston starting at 3 pm.
It will not be an easy weekend for the Blizzard (14-3-2-0 = 30 points) who will face tough opponents. The Ramblers have only suffered four regulation losses, one less than the Blizzard. Amherst sits 3rd in the EastLink South Division with a record of 9-4-3-3 = 24 points.
And the Tigers (9-8-2-0 = 20 points) are on a roll with seven straight victories that propelled them to third place of EastLink North, one point fewer than the Miramichi Timberwolves (9-7-2-1 = 21 points).
Great crowds are again expected for the weekend games at the Jean-Daigle Centre. As of Thursday night, more than 2,000 tickets were sold for Friday’s game against Amherst.
QUICK NOTES – On Friday, the Blizzard will have to keep a close eye on Jordan King (11g, 19a = 30pts) and former Dieppe Commando Liam Conrad (12g, 10a = 22pts)… The Blizzard is the only MHL team to count four players with 20 points or more: Kyle Ward (15g, 10a = 25pts), Logan Johnston (7g, 18a = 25pts), Alexandre Jacob (6g, 17a = 23pts) and Liam Leonard (11g, 10a = 21pts)… The top scorer for the Tigers is Pierre-Luc Lurette (7g, 8a = 15pts).
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone