Tommy Bertrand commits to Nichols College of the NCAA

Edmundston Blizzard’s 20-year-old defenseman Tommy Bertrand will continue his playing career with the Nichols College Bison for the upcoming 2020-21 season.

A native of Blainville, Quebec, Bertrand joined the Blizzard on January 10, 2019. Often battling injuries, he nonetheless contributed to the team’s successes. In 38 games, in two seasons, he has accumulated 12 points, including four goals. During the last campaign, Bertrand tallied three goals and five assists in 25 games.

Before joining Edmundston in January 2019, Bertrand played for the Terrebonne Cobras, of the Quebec Junior AAA Hockey League with whom he collected three goals and 13 assists in 29 games.

Bertrand always stood out with his skating abilities and his talent to organize counter attacks.

“We are truly thrilled to have Tommy commit to Nichols,” said Nichols College head coach Parker Burgess. Tommy is a solid defender, who plays a consistent, mature game that we believe will translate to the collegiate level. Tommy is a competitor who has a passion for the game and has worked hard through his junior career to earn this opportunity. He has overcome injuries and obstacles throughout his journey and that kind of commitment and character is highly valued in our program. I would like to personally thank Coach Emery Olauson, Coach Parker Hickey, and the Edmundston organization for their hospitality, professionalism, and commitment to developing their players and advancing them to the next level.”

Nichols College is located in Dudley, Massachusetts, a town of about 12,000 people located one hour southwest of Boston and on the border of the state of Connecticut. Its sports teams play in Division III of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The MHL congratulates Bertrand on his Junior A career and his commitment to Nichols College.

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Tommy Bertrand (Photos Digiphoto sports)

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Source : Hugues Chiasson, VP communications – Edmundston Blizzard; 506-740-0623 – (cell)