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Forcier comes in to solidify defense

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The shortage of defensemen at the Edmundston Blizzard blue line prompted the team to close a deal today. Aleck Forcier, a 20-year-old rearguard from Laval, north of Montreal, left Pictou County Weeks Crushers to join the Edmundston Blizzard, who gave in return to the Nova Scotia team a fifth-round pick in the 2020 MHL midget draft and future considerations.

Forcier, 5’11’’ and 201 lbs, is known for his physical game, but he also knows how to support offense. His two goals and five assists ranked him second among Pictou’s defensemen this season. Forcier played all 23 games for the Crushers before learning his transfer to Edmundston.

Forcier has shown much more discipline this season by serving 31 penalty minutes with Pictou compared to 201 minutes last year in 39 games with the New England Wolves, an American team from the Eastern Hockey League (Tier III).

Shooting left, Forcier should be in uniform on Sunday at 3 pm when the Blizzard hosts the Campbellton Tigers  at the Jean-Daigle Centre.

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