Cochrane’s McNeil commits to Jamestown of the ACHA for 2016-17


Media Update

Release date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Cochrane’s McNeil commits to Jamestown of the ACHA for 2016-17

COCHRANE, Ont. – The Cochrane Crunch of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League has announced that forward Jeremy McNeil has committed to attend the University of Jamestown in North Dakota and play for the Jimmies hockey program that will make in Division I debut in the American Collegiate Hockey Association in 2016-17.

The 20-year-old McNeil, who hails from Calgary, Alta., spent the 2015-16 season with the Crunch where he averaged closed to a point-per-game with 48 in 53 outings on 16 goals and 32 assists.

“Jeremy was a pit bull out there for us this year,” offered Cochrane head coach and general manager Ryan Leonard.

Leonard knew he had a gritty player, who helped bolster the Crunch attack.

“Jeremy wasn’t afraid to get dirty and get things going,” stated the NOJHL coach of the year.

“He had a knack of setting up plays and always being in the right place at the right time,” said the Cochrane bench boss.

“Jeremy has had three NCAA offers and a few ACHA offers and has decided that Jamestown is the right for him. Jamestown offers his program for school and are also giving him a chance to play a lot of minutes.”

“Jeremy always came to the rink with his big smile and will be missed by the community and our program. We wish him all the best in college.

Based in Jamestown, N.D., the Jimmies will be led by head coach Dean Stork as they begin play as an independent school in their first year of D-I competition in the ACHA.

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