NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE
Release Date: Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016
Cochrane rolls in 1st game of 2016
COCHRANE, Ont. – The highest scoring team in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, in the Cochrane Crunch, continued their high-scoring way tacking on another nine to their totals as they thumped the Iroquois Falls Eskis 9-3 Saturday at the Tim Horton Event Centre.
Joey Mavrin got the Crunch going 13:29 into the contest as he connected on the power play while Tyler Minoletti made it 2-0 just over two minutes later.
The Eskis got one back before the first was complete with David Osborne notching his 21st of the season with a shorthanded effort at 17:09.
Cochrane broke the game open in the middle session as they scored four unanswered markers to take a 6-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Minoletti had the first two in the session 25 seconds apart to complete a hat trick while the NOJHL’s leading point producer in Hunter Atchison continued his torrid offensive pace as he tallied twice late in the frame.
After Jon Marzec made it 7-1 seven minutes into the final period, Jacob Herberg got one back for the Eskis at 9:29 for his first league goal.
John Stevenson and Seamus Maguire helped Cochrane run their overall tally total to 201 later in the third before Osborne added his second of the evening in the final minute to round out the scoring with a man advantage marker.
Aviv Milner and Dustin Cordeiro dished out three assists each for the Crunch with Connor Lovie and Jeremy McNeil two helpers apiece.
Brett Young made 31 saves to record the win.
Joe Sheppard started for Iroquois Falls and suffered the setback allowing eight against on 47 shots in 51 minutes of work.
Matthew Camilleri turned aside eight of nine in relief.