Crunch leads the bunch

November 4, 2022

Cochrane Crunch has created some separation among the lower level threesome in the East Division of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League.

Tyler Rimstad

The Crunch scored a clutch 5-3 victory over the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners on Thursday to add to its hold on fourth place in the East Division. Cochrane now has 11 points from a record of 5-13-1 , just ahead of fifth seed French River Rapids and last place Kirkland Lake. French River has eight points from a 4-14-0 record while Kirkland Lake has a 2-17-1 record and five points.

Tyler Rimstad sparked Cochrane to the 5-3 showdown win over Kirkland Lake with two goals and an assist. Yenry Jibb had a goal and an assist and slick defenseman Xavier Brooks dished out a pair of helpers.

The 17-year old Jibb has two goals, eight assists, 10 points in just seven games since being acquired by Cochrane from the Timmins Rock. And the 18-year old Brooks now has one goal, four assists, five points in five games since signing with Cochrane in late October.

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