Blind River Beavers Cochrane Crunch Elliot Lake Wildcats Espanola Express French River Rapids Hearst Lumberjacks Kirkland Lake Gold Miners Powassan Voodoos Rayside Balfour Canadiens Soo Eagles Soo Thunderbirds Timmins Rock | Hockey Canada Canadian Junior Hockey League Northern Ontario Hockey Association
Official Site of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League

GALLERY: Timmins takes close one against Cochrane

COCHRANE, Ont. – A Linden Spencer goal just 6:50 into the first period proved to be the game-winner as the Timmins Rock went on to defeat the Cochrane Crunch 2-1 in a tightly-contested Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up Saturday at Tim Horton Events Centre.

Timmins used a solid start to gain the early edge as they grabbed a 2-0 lead before the contest was seven minutes old on markers from A.J. Campbell and Spencer.

Cochrane cut into the deficit at 12:01 though with Zach Hayes notching his 13th to bring the hosts to within one after the first frame.

However, it was a goaltenders battle the rest of the way with the Rock’s Tyler Masternak saving 30 of the 31 shots he faced on the night to record the win.

Crunch netminder Zach Wickson meanwhile stopped 26 of 28 in the narrow setback.

Game Photos courtesy of  Thomas Perry, The Daily Press (Timmins)