Tristan Gagnon, who served as captain of the Edmundston Blizzard in the past season, will wear the uniform of the Concordia University of Edmonton Thunder for the upcoming 2020-21 season.
A native of Sherbrooke, Québec, Gagnon played in all 52 games of the Blizzard and finished second in team’s scoring with 74 points (22 g, 52 a). He has displayed unparalleled consistency throughout the season by staying among the top 10-point getters each week. He finished the Maritime Hockey League’s campaign 8th in scoring.
His great sense of leadership, his ability to develop unity among players and his overall hockey talent make him a sought-after person for next levels.
“I am very pleased to join Concordia University,” said Tristan Gagnon. I will continue my studies in sports administration, and I will play for a team which, next year, will aim for great honors. So, I can’t wait! For me, wearing the colors of the Blizzard was an important passage which undoubtedly opened this door for me for a new challenge! Thanks again to all of my teammates, my billet family, the organization, the coaches and the fans! ”
Concordia University of Edmonton is a campus that welcomes nearly 2,000 students each year. The Thunder team plays in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. The Thunder finished sixth last season with a record of 11 wins, 14 losses, 1 overtime defeat and 2 ties.
Concordia University head coach Joey Bouchard said the acquisition of Tristan Gagnon came after extensive research.
“It started with a discussion with Blizzard head coach (Emery Olauson),” explained Joey Bouchard, a Franco-Albertan whose parents are from the province of Quebec. I also have contacts in eastern Quebec with whom I spoke, and the name of Tristan came out. We found that Tristan had a great year with the Blizzard. Other coaches in the league (Maritime Hockey League) have told us good things about him, that he is a character player who works very hard with a good work ethic, in short, a good leader. He is also a talented player with a good hockey IQ. He’s a guy who skates well. These qualities made our decision easy enough to convince him to join us. We know he’s going to help our team. We see Tristan within the top 6 forwards. ”
The MHL congratulates Gagnon on his Junior A career and his commitment to the Concordia University of Edmonton.
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Tristan Gagnon (Photos Digiphoto sports)
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Source : Hugues Chiasson, VP communications – Edmundston Blizzard; 506-740-0623 – (cell)