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The Edmundston Blizzard are a Junior ice hockey team from Edmundston, New Brunswick, Canada. They play in the Maritime Junior A Hockey League.

Edmundston Blizzard
CityEdmundston, NB, Canada
LeagueMaritime Junior A Hockey League
DivisionEastLink North Division
Founded1959 (Moncton Beavers)
Home arenaCentre Jean Daigle
ColoursNavy, Light Blue, Grey, and White                    
General managerSteve MacPherson (2017-18)
Head coachRyan Salvis (2017-18)
CaptainKyle Ward
MediaHockeyTV
Franchise history
1959-1961Moncton Beavers
1962-1963Riverview Jr. Canucks
1963-1964Moncton Geldarts
1965-1966Moncton Hawks
1966-1968Moncton Seals
1968-1981Moncton Beavers
1981-1989Moncton Hawks
1989-1993Moncton Classics
1993-2008Moncton Beavers
2008-2017Dieppe Commandos
2017-PresentEdmundston Blizzard

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HistoryEdit

The Moncton Hawks were New Brunswick Junior Hockey League Junior A champions in 1981, 1982, and 1983.

In 1983, the Moncton Hawks abandoned the faltering New Brunswick Junior Hockey League and joined the Metro Valley Junior Hockey League which until then was a Nova Scotia-based league.

In the summer of 2008, the Moncton Beavers moved to neighboring Dieppe and became the Commandos. The Commandos played host to the 2009 Fred Page Cup.

The Commandos lost their first game after moving to Dieppe on September 13, 2008 2-1 to the Yarmouth Mariners.

On November 2, 2016 it was announced that Dieppe could not support a Jr. A team and that the franchise would be relocating to the city of Edmundston, New Brunswick for the start of the 2017-18 season. On February 8, 2017 it was announced that they will go by the Edmundston Blizzard, beginning at season end.

In their first season in Edmundston the Blizzard won the divisional season championship, finished first overall and won the league playoffs.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W L T OTL GF GA P Results Playoffs
Moncton Beavers
1968-69 40 13 20 7 - 147 199 33 3rd MJAHL Lost Semi-final
1969-70 30 15 12 3 - 156 166 33 2nd NBJHL Lost Final
1970-71 30 14 14 2 - 134 124 30 3rd NBJHL Won League
1971-72 40 26 9 5 - 252 166 57 1st NBJHL Won League
1972-73 37 28 4 5 - 262 131 61 1st NBJHL Won League
1973-74 21 19 2 0 - 132 43 38 1st NBJHL Won League
1974-75 30 23 7 0 - 216 120 46 1st NBJHL
1975-76 23 13 10 0 - 116 115 26 2nd NBJHL
1976-77 29 14 14 1 - 131 144 31 3rd NBJHL
1977-78 38 21 15 2 - 207 185 44 2nd NBJHL
1978-79 30 15 15 0 - 157 155 30 2nd NBJHL
1979-80 36 23 12 1 - 223 193 47 1st NBJHL Won League
1980-81 29 17 10 2 - 214 182 36 2nd NBJHL Won League
Moncton Hawks
1981-82 22 13 8 1 - 201 162 33 1st NBJHL Won League
1982-83 27 22 5 0 - 213 99 44 1st NBJHL Won League
1983-84 40 18 19 3 - 240 229 39 4th MVJHL
1984-85 40 17 19 4 - 204 204 38 3rd MVJHL
1985-86 40 24 13 3 - 221 179 51 2nd MVJHL
1986-87 40 27 10 3 - 245 160 57 2nd MVJHL
1987-88 40 13 19 8 - 190 214 34 4th MVJHL
1988-89 39 27 8 4 - 287 184 58 1st MVJHL Won League
Moncton Classics
1989-90 38 6 29 3 - 152 270 15 5th MVJHL
1990-91 40 11 24 5 - 128 181 27 5th MVJHL
1991-92 47 22 17 8 - 230 198 52 4th MJAHL
1992-93 48 22 24 2 0 290 279 46 6th MJAHL
Moncton Beavers
1993-94 47 21 21 5 0 213 223 47 3rd MJAHL
1994-95 48 32 13 3 0 247 207 67 1st MJAHL Won League
1995-96 53 34 17 0 3 209 198 71 1st MJAHL
1996-97 56 24 25 1 6 279 262 55 5th MJAHL
1997-98 52 29 10 2 1 242 240 61 3rd MJAHL
1998-99 48 24 19 5 - 217 194 55 5th MJAHL
1999-00 52 18 30 2 2 183 231 40 7th MJAHL
2000-01 52 19 29 2 2 202 255 42 8th MJAHL
2001-02 52 25 23 3 1 207 216 54 6th MJAHL
2002-03 52 22 27 1 2 185 217 47 8th MJAHL
2003-04 52 25 19 7 1 192 184 58 4th MJAHL
2004-05 56 21 25 6 4 183 210 52 10th MJAHL
2005-06 56 27 24 0 5 176 208 60 9th MJAHL Lost Division SF
2006-07 58 37 17 0 4 198 143 78 4th MJAHL Lost Division Final
2007-08 58 30 22 - 6 213 208 66 6th MJAHL Lost Quarter-final
Dieppe Commandos
2008-09 54 34 17 - 3 180 143 71 5th MJAHL Lost Quarter-final
2009-10 50 15 29 - 6 123 195 36 10th MJAHL Lost Quarter-final
2010-11 52 9 41 - 2 120 254 20 11th MHL DNQ
2011-12 52 22 26 - 4 167 220 48 8th MHL Lost Quarter-final
2012-13 52 27 20 - 5 212 201 59 7th MHL Lost Quarter-final
2013-14 52 28 17 - 7 200 179 63 6th MHL Lost League Final
2014-15 48 36 10 - 2 232 134 74 1st MHL Won League
2nd Fred Page Cup
2015-16 48 33 14 1 0 207 160 67 3rd of 6 North
3rd of 12 MHL
Won Div. Semifinal 4-3 (Slammers)
Won Div. Finals, 4-2 (Western Capitals)
Lost League Finals 2-4 (Crushers)
2016-17 50 27 16 4 3 187 159 61 2nd of 6 North
6th of 12 MHL
Lost Div. Semifinal 2-4 (Western Capitals)
Edmundston Blizzard
2017-18 50 36 10 - 4 180 137 76 1st of 6 North
1st of 12 MHL
Won Div. Semifinal 4-0 (Timberwolves)
Won Div. Final 4-3 (Western Capitals)
Won MHL Finals 4-2 (Mariners)
2018-19 50 26 17 6 1 189 162 59 3rd of 6 North
5th of 12 MHL
lost Div. Semifinal 1-4 (Tigers)

Fred Page CupEdit

Eastern Canada Championships
MHL - QAAAJHL - CCHL - Host
Round robin play with 2nd vs 3rd in semi-final to advance against 1st in the finals.

Year Round Robin Record Standing SemiFinal Gold Medal Game
1995 2OTL, Cornwall Colts 2-3
L, Joliette Nationals 4-5
L, Valleyfield Braves ?-?
0-3 4th of 4 did not qualify for playoffs
2015 L, Carleton Place Canadians 1-3
W, Cornwall Colts 4-1
W, Longueuil Collège Français 6-3
2-0-1-0 2nd of 4 ??, Longueuil Collège Français 3-2 L, Carleton Place Canadians 2-3
2018 L, Ottawa Jr. Senators 1-4
L, Longueuil Collège Français 3-6
W, Carleton Place Canadians 3-2
1-0-2-0 TBD of 4 L, Longueuil Collège Français 1-5 n/a
 
Former Dieppe Commandos logo

Notable alumniEdit

See alsoEdit

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