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Here is Chinook, the Blizzard’s mascot!

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard has unveiled its mascot, Chinook, before the game on Sunday, December 2nd, at the Jean-Daigle Centre between the Blizzard and the Campbellton Tigers.

Dressed in the colors of the Blizzard and turquoise hair, Chinook was treated to great honors and did, as it should, a tour of the rink and proceeded to the ceremonial puck drop before the contest.

Blizzard’s organization launched a contest to name its mascot on June 30, 2018. In all, the selection committee received 788 entries. A random draw was held among the people who submitted the name of Chinook to determine a winner. Mrs. Léontine Clavette, of Saint-Basile, was declared the winner.

Once the name was chosen, Chinook had to be shaped. The multidisciplinary artist, Sébastien Bérubé, from Edmundston, is the designer of the mascot’s drawing.

“Chinook was a unanimous choice around the table,” said Blizzard president André Lebel. It evokes a Rocky Mountain wind that can be associated with the bursts of our Appalachian mountains. This is a nice tandem with the word Blizzard. Moreover, it is written and pronounced in all the languages, as well in French, in English as in Maliseet. And Chinook is also a name that sounds good and will appeal to everyone, including children, that’s for sure. “

The mascot is a likable creature who represents neither an animal nor a human. It will bring joy to all Blizzard’s fans at the Jean-Daigle Center. Chinook will make public appearances away from local games starting in January according to procedures to be communicated later in December.

“Chinook is the culmination of a great community relations exercise. We turned to the public to choose the name of the Blizzard and we did the same for the name of the mascot. We want to thank our public who support us constantly, “said Mr. Lebel.

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