2019 Eastlink North Division Semi-Finals
(2) Campbellton Tigers vs (3) Edmundston Blizzard
Game 1 – Friday, March 15th, 7:00 PM – Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre
Game 2 – Sunday, March 17th, 7:30 PM – Centre Jean-Daigle
Game 3 – Tuesday, March 19th, 7:00 PM – Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre
Game 4 – Thursday, March 21st, 7:30 PM – Centre Jean-Daigle
Game 5 – Saturday, March 23rd, 7:00 PM – Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre*
Game 6 – Monday, March 25th, 7:30 PM – Centre Jean-Daigle*
Game 7 – Wednesday, March 27th, 7:00 PM – Campbellton Memorial Civic Centre*
|Record (MHL Rank)||31-13-2-4 (4th)||26-17-6-1 (5th)|
|Last 10 Games (current streak)||7-2-0-1 (2-0-0-1)||5-2-2-1 (4-0-1-0)|
|Goals For (MHL Rank)||183 (6th)||189 (5th)|
|Goals Against (MHL Rank)||127 (2nd)||162 (6th)|
|Powerplay % (MHL Rank)||23.7% (3rd)||18.4% (8th)|
|Penalty Kill % (MHL Rank)||82.7% (5th)||82.6% (6th)|
|Top Scorer (MHL Rank)||Pierre-Luc Lurette – 18G, 30A (22nd)||Logan Johnston – 27G, 43A (4th)|
|Top Scoring Defenseman||Pierre-Luc Lurette – 18G, 30A||Tristan Mercure – 7G, 20A|
|Top Goaltender||Tristan Gray – 16-8-2-1, 2.35 GAA, .924 SV%, 3 SO||Francis Asselin – 18-10-2-1, 3.13 GAA, .906 SV%, 3 SO|
|Head to Head Record||5-2-0-0, 10 pts, 28 GF||2-3-2-0, 6 pts, 22 GF|
|Leading Scorer in Season Series||Pierre-Luc Lurette – 4G, 6A||Sam King – 3G, 7A|
Campbellton 2 @ Edmundston 4 – September 26th
Edmundston 0 @ Campbellton 4 – October 19th
Campbellton 5 @ Edmundston 4 (OT) – November 4th
Edmundston 3 @ Campbellton 4 (OT) – November 9th
Campbellton 3 @ Edmundston 7 – December 2nd
Edmundston 3 @ Campbellton 6 – January 5th
Edmundston 1 @ Campbellton 4 – February 18th
- The Blizzard are the defending league champions, having defeated the Yarmouth Mariners in six games last season to claim the then-called MHL Cup.
- These teams last met in the playoffs in 2014-15 when the Edmundston franchise was still located in Dieppe. The Commandos took that first round series 4-0 en route to the Kent Cup Championship.
- The Tigers boast the highest scoring group of defensemen in the MHL with three of the top 6 highest scoring blueliners. Pierre-Luc Lurette led the team in scoring in 2016-17 and duplicated that feat again this season. Francis Thibeault, who is in the conversation as the league’s best defenseman, more than doubled his point total from last season, while Brendan Bornstein, picked up from Grand Falls at the deadline, is right around a point per game player as well.
- While Logan Johnston and Gabriel Vanier led the way offensively for the Blizzard overall, with each in the top 10, Sam King joined the team right before the MHL Showcase in October and is in the top 10 for points per game.
- Not to be outdone, the goaltenders offer an intriguing matchup. Francis Asselin and rookie Ewan MacDonald are statistically identical for Edmundston. Isaak Pelletier left the Tigers for the QMJHL at the Christmas Break, but Marc-Antoine Berube-Jalbert has all but matched his play, adding to the steadying presence of veteran Tristan Gray.