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The Cochrane Crunch are looking for players who have the commitment on and off the ice in all areas from ATTITUDE,WORK ETHIC and PASSION for the game of hockey and the DISCIPLINE to be a Junior A Hockey player. The Crunch are coming off their first season in the NOJHL and captured their first Eastern Division Championship!

To date the Crunch have had 25 players move on to the NCAA, ACHA, CIS, NAHL and Pro in the last 4 seasons. Some players that have had great success recently in the NCAA Div 3 ranks and also have gone on too some great schools.

Étienne Roy (Franklin Pierce University)

Andrew Palushaj (University if Deerborn Michigan)

Brad Holman (Morrisville State College)

John Waghorne (University of Southern Maine)

Bryan McFarlane (University of Windsor)

Bryan Hennessey  (Oswego State)

Mitch Kriz (Marian University)

Clancy Mcneil (Finlandia Univeristy)

Shane Buckly (Northland College)

Tom Rush (Hobart College)

Brent Davis (Nichols College)

Steve Mcgeary (Bethal Universty)

Braeden Ruud (Curry College)

Mikael Hamann (Finlandia University)

Cain Nolan (Netherlands)


Cody Gratton (Nipissing University CIS)

Josh Racek (Northland College NCAA)

Max Glashauser  (Northland College NCAA)

Henry Berger ( (Northland College NCAA)

Brondon Plourde (University of Southern Maine NCAA)

Many many more who have have gone to play beyond Juniors. Players that have done well made the jump to the NAHL are as follows Michal Pastor (Topeka Roadrunners), Filip Winkler (Fresno Monsters) and Ladislav Hruska (Corpus Christie) also Goalie Tyler Ross started out with the Michigan Warriors and was trade to the prestigious Estevan Bruins in the SJHL.

If you are interested in joining our team, or are seeking more information, please contact our coach and general manager Ryan Leonard at cochranecrunch@hotmail.com or by phone at 1-705-257-0132.

Lots of Hockey!

  • Fifty (56) scheduled regular season games
  • NOJHL playoff format quarter finals best of 7 series, semi-finals best of 7 series, finals best of 7 series
  • Average of two league (2) games per week
  • 3  Exhibition games before season starts
  • All games played live on www.fasthockey.com
  • Proper player placement to players looking to further their career at the College, NAHL or USHL level

Top Tier Training and Facilities!

Training Facility

  • Minimum of five (5) hours of practice time per week.
  • Five (5) hours of yoga and fitness classes, Monday through Thursday
  • Supervised fitness workouts, Monday through Thursday with Athletic Team Therapist
  • A beautiful hockey arena that opened in 2008, Tim Hortons Event Centre
  • New helmets,New gloves, hockey bags,New jerseys, New socks, tape for all games etc.
  • Twenty five (25) stall dressing room
  • Transportation to all games on our #CRUNCHTIME highway coach bus

A Great Community!

Northern Ontario Community

  • A beautiful Northern Ontario community
  • Involvement in the community through schools, retirement homes and organizations in Cochrane
  • Billeting and lodging options available
  • Great fan base, 500+ fans per game
  • Tutoring available in all required areas
  • Tracks suits and winter coats
  • Two (2) week break during the Christmas holidays

A Little Information About Cochrane!!!

Cochrane is a town in Northern Ontario, Canada. It is located east of Kapuskasing, northeast of Timmins, south of Moosonee, and north of Iroquois Falls. It is about a one-hour drive from Timmins, the major city of the region. It is the seat of Cochrane District. The town's population is made up of approximately half anglophone and half francophone residents.

The town contains many references to polar bears. It`s mascot is a large polar bear statue known as Chimo. There are also live polar bears at the Polar Bear Conservation and Educational Habitat and Heritage Village which opened in the summer of 2004. Polar bears from the Metro Toronto Zoo were relocated to Cochrane while a new pavilion was being constructed. Those two polar bears were returned to the Toronto Zoo in the summer of 2009.[3] As of June 2012, there is one bear in residence at the Polar Bear Habitat, Ganuk.

Cochrane is also known as the birthplace of Tim Horton, a player member of the Hockey Hall of Fame who founded the Tim Hortons doughnut and coffee shop chain in Hamilton Ontario, in 1964. A new multi-purpose arena and events centre, the Tim Horton Events Centre, built in honour of him, was officially opened in the fall of 2006. Numerous construction delays hindered its official opening, but it is now fully operational. The Tim Horton Museum is also situated in the facility containing hockey memorabilia.


The town website is http://www.town.cochrane.on.ca/