Victorious, the Tigers are even in second place with the Blizzard

EDMUNDSTON, N.B. – The Campbellton Tigers capitalized on their scoring chances in the second period, getting three goals that were enough to beat the Edmundston Blizzard 3-2 on Saturday night at the Jean-Daigle Centre.

The Tigers (12-6-3-1) are now tied with the Blizzard (13-6-1-1) for second place in the MHL’s Eastlink North division. Both teams total 28 points, but Edmundston has a game in hand.

With the Blizzard playing their second of a three-game weekend, they called in 16-year-old rookie goalie Samuel LeBlanc of Memramcook. And he looked very sharp in his first MHL game, earning the third star of the evening.

Connor Richard (1st), Peter Stanger (5th, 1st star) and Joakim Bergeron (14th) beat LeBlanc who received 33 shots. His opposite, Cruz Loughlin (2nd star), faced 43 shots from the Blizzard including 18 in the third period.

Tristan Fortin (16th) and Austin Paul (10th) found the back of the net for the Blizzard who travel to Fredericton on Sunday (2:00 pm) to face the Red Wings (12-6-2-0 = 26pts).

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Samuel LeBlanc makes a save during Saturday night’s action at the Jean-Daigle Centre. It was the first MHL career game for the young Memramcook goaltender. Photo Percy Picard

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone