Cochrane can take command

April 16, 2015

Playing at home, Cochrane Crunch is in position to seize control of its Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League championship series with the Soo Thunderbirds.

Having earned a split from Games 1 and 2 of the best-of-seven set in the Soo, Cochrane is home for Games 3 and 4 tonight and Friday.

The Crunch cuffed the Thunderbirds 6-2 in the series opener before the regular-season champs from the Soo rebounded with an 8-0 erase in the second match.

An overflow crowd is expected tonight in Cochrane, where the Crunch has been a big hit in its first season playing out of the remote, northeastern Ontario town.

The Crunch averaged 466 fans during the regular season, which was third best in the nine-team NOJHL.

The Iroquois Falls-based Abitibi Eskimos topped the NOJHL attendance chart with a per-game, regular-season average of 513, just ahead of the Elliot Lake Wildcats, who attracted 508 fans per outing.

What you think about “Cochrane can take command”

  1. Hedding over to Cochrane for the Game tonite should be a barn burner.
    Hey RR I saw your photo post on Facebook about the Princess in KL. LMAO do your Soo friends know about your behavior up here LOL wink wink just remember Deep Purple. Too funny it would be nice to see ya up here one of these year’s.

  2. TIMMINS ROCK Season Ticket’s Total is now 153 … and counting.
    “ROCK ON!”

    I say again: Great Site Randy !!!

  3. Nice rink in Cochrane by the way and great job for supporting the Crunchs. Bestest place to watch a game in the NOJ is Powassan IMHO. Sorry to Brenda the “Mac” in Timmins is a dump and has got no Parking.

  4. Go ah head and call the Mac a dump next year when the TIMMINS ROCK lead in Attendance !! !!
    “ROCK ON!”

    1. I guess you see why they must move then. One fan that is dedicated like yourself does not make a big enough fan base no?

  5. Soo will win game 4 as well due to their strong team play and balance. Best two teams in the NOJ this season were Soo and Elliot Lake, but Soo showed their superiority, especially with their mobile defense, in the semis. Looking forward to seeing the T-Birds in the Dudley-Hewitt. I have a feeling they’ll prevail and we’ll see them in the RBC.

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