A bunch of Crunch commitments

May 23, 2015

Riding the sled of a first winter in Cochrane from which the Crunch posted a 29-21-2 regular-season record and made it all the way to the playoff finals against the eventual-champion Soo Thunderbirds, coach-general manager Ryan Leonard has confirmed several player commitments for the 2015-2016 campaign.

According to Leonard, eight returnees and two affiliates have committed to the Crunch for the 2015-2016, Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League season.

They are 1995 birth-year goalie Brett Young, 1995 birth-year defencemen Alex Dajia and Joe Mavrin, 1997 birth-year defenceman Connor Lovie, 1995 birth-year forwards Dustin Cordeiro, Ryan Fletcher and Ian Skinner and homegrown, 1997 birth-year forward Joe Biers.

The affiliate players who are projected to join the Crunch for the ’15-16 season are 1997 birth-year forward Tyler Minoletti and 1997 birth-year defenceman Kyle Sanford, both from the Kapuskasing Flyers of the Great North Midget Hockey League.

Cochrane finished third in the nine-team NOJHL in attendance in 2014-2015 with a per-game average of 466.

The NOJHL is poised to become a 12-team league in 2015-2016.

PHOTO: Goalie Brett Young (29) has committed to return to the Cochrane Crunch in 2015-2016, according to coach-general manager Ryan Leonard.

What you think about “A bunch of Crunch commitments”

  1. Good Article Randy and I like the “Head Line” too!
    Looking forward with alot of anticipation for Games in the “Highway 11” Division.

  2. Them 2 kids from the Kap Midgets are good ones. I can see both of them as top guys back there for Cochrane. The Coaching Staff have don there home work on them 2.

  3. NBT1975: Sanford is no good (my opinion) .Him and Daija will be the 2 slowest players in the noj (my opinion.) But other than that good article RR

    1. Its all Facts, How is this a Horse Shit article? there is no RR opinion at all. Sorry he hasn’t had the chance to tell you what players are going to be back to get knocked out first round in KL next year.

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