CAMPBELLTON, New Brunswick – A big dark cloud hangs over the Edmundston Blizzard, which sees its slide continue.
Sunday afternoon in Campbellton, the Blizzard lost 8-2 to the Tigers. The Blizzard’s winless streak has stretched to six. During this unsuccessful series, Simon Olivier’s men suffered five losses and a shootout defeat. If the defense is in disarray with 35 goals against, the offense is not very productive either with only 14 goals for.
Kiefer Lyons was the big star of the winning camp with two goals and three assists. The Tigers, however, risk losing their scoring ace, who left the ice in the third period following a visibly serious leg injury. Connor Richard (2-2), Jake Kyle (1-3), Dawson Stairs, Justin David, and Kyle MacIntyre completed the scoring for the Tigers (8-5-0-1) who climb to second place in the MHL’s Eastlink North Division.
Olivier Coulombe and Jesse Chamberlain replied for the Blizzard (6-10-0-1) who missed a great opportunity to get out of the division’s last place.
The Tigers fired 29 shots and the Blizzard 27. Samuel LeBlanc (5 goals against in 40 minutes of play) and Matthew Parker (3 goals against in 20 minutes of work) shared the job in front of the Blizzard goal. Xavier Farrah was the goalkeeper for the Tigers.
Edmundston will play its next two games on opposing rinks. On Thursday, November 10 (7 p.m.), they will be in Pictou County. The next day (2 p.m.), on Remembrance Day, they will face the Amherst Ramblers.
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Jesse Chamberlain scored his first goal of the season in the third period. Photo archives Percy Picard
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone