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Crunch hand Canadians 5th straight loss

NORTHERN ONTARIO JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE

NOJHL NETWORK MEDIA UPDATE

Release Date: Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015

Crunch hand Canadians 5th straight loss

CHELMSFORD, Ont. – Seamus Maguire had a goal and two assists to help lead the Cochrane Crunch to a 6-4 victory over the Rayside-Balfour Canadians Saturday in a Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League match-up at Chelmsford Arena.

Cochrane came out quickly in this one grabbing a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes on a shorthanded marker by McGuire and an even strength effort courtesy of John Stevenson.

The Crunch then took a 4-1 lead through two periods of play getting power play markers from Joey Mavrin and Hunter Atchison while Rayside-Balfour got one late on a man advantage marker from Kyle Fransen.

Dustin Cordeiro’s league-leading 14th of the season put the visitors up by four 2:50 into the final frame.

Battling back, the Canadians made it interesting goals just over four minutes apart from Ryan Mooney, Danny Lepage and Jackson Gunner to make it 5-4 with 5:50 to play.

Cochrane did manage to hang on from there getting an empty netter off the stick of Mavrin late to round out the scoring.

Brett Young made 25 saves to record the win for the Crunch, who improved to 8-1 on the year.

Kevin Labelle faced 45 shots in defeat for the Canadians who fell for a fifth consecutive game.