EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – The Edmundston Blizzard has learned once again that the Campbellton Tigers show up without complex at the Jean-Daigle Center.
Inspired by a strong performance of Olivier Leclair in front of his net, the Tigers beat the Blizzard, 4 to 1, Friday night in Edmundston. It was a fifth win in a row, including three this season, at the Jean-Daigle Centre for the Restigouche team.
Leclair lost his shutout late in the third frame when he gave in to Tristan Therrien (14th) at 17:28. He blocked 40 of the Blizzard’s 41 shots. His counterpart, Raphaël Audet, had an excellent game too. He faced 38 shots.
The Tigers scored the first four goals of the clash, those of Jérémie Jacob (9th, at 9:46 in the 1st), Justin David (7th, at 5:37 in the 2nd), Ludovic Harrison (13th at 9:10 in the 2nd) and Connor Richard (4th, at 11:46 in the 3rd).
Therrien’s goal allowed him to cash in a point in a ninth consecutive game. He has his name on the scoresheet in 18 of his last 19 games.
Harrison (1st, of the Tigers), Justin David (2nd, of the Tigers) and Raphaël Audet (3rd, of the Blizzard) deserved the three stars of the evening.
The race for second place in the North Eastlink section continues to tighten. The Fredericton Red Wings (19-7-2-0 = 40pts), the Blizzard (18-8-1-2 = 39pts) and the Tigers (16-7-4-1 = 37pts) are engaged in a fierce battle until the end of the regular season.
The Blizzard will host the Red Wings on Saturday, March 5 (7:30 p.m.) with the division’s second place on the line.
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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone