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Blizzard is ranked second in Canada

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced today that the Edmundston Blizzard is ranked second out of the 132 junior A hockey teams in the country.

This is great news for the Blizzard fans who see the team being rewarded for its outstanding results. The Blizzard won its first seven games in the Maritime Hockey League (MHL). Only the Okotoks Oilers (9-0-0), a team from Alberta, are ahead of the Blizzard in the Canadian standings. No other MHL team is listed among the top 20 in the country.

Picked by an independent scouting service, the weekly rankings are based upon a variety of factors, including winning percentage; win-loss record; point totals; goals-for versus goals-against ratio, etc., and the league they compete in.

The Blizzard’s progress in this ranking has been steady. The team was ranked 16th at the conclusion of the first week of hockey activities and sixth last week.

The Blizzard is in Summerside, PEI, this week for two games in the MHL Showcase. Today, at 5 p.m., Edmundston plays against Pictou County. Tomorrow, at 3 p.m., Edmundston will face Truro.

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