|City||Cochrane, Ontario, Canada|
|League||Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League|
|Home arena||Tim Hortons Event Center|
|General manager||Ryan Leonard|
|Head coach||Ryan Leonard|
|2007-2014||Elliot Lake Bobcats|
The Cochrane Crunch are a Canadian Junior ice hockey team based out of Cochrane, Ontario, Canada. They play in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League and are former members of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League. The team formerly known as the Elliot Lake Bobcats of Elliot Lake, Ontario until the 2014-15 season.
The expansion of the Bobcats made them the tenth team in the independent GMHL and one of six 2007 expansion teams.
The Bobcats are Elliot Lake's first Junior "A" team since the folding of the Elliot Lake Ice in 1999.
On September 7, 2007, the Elliot Lake Bobcats played their first ever game, at home, against the Espanola Kings. The Bobcats also picked up their first win as they defeated the Kings 3-2.
On January 1, 2008, the Bobcats hosted the Moscow Selects All-star team in an exhibition game. The Selects won the game by a score of 9-2. This was the third game of seven that the Moscow team played against different GMHL clubs.
In Mid-January 2011, it was announced that the town of Iron Bridge, Ontario and its 500-seat Outdoor Arena would host a regular season game, known as the North Shore Winter Classic, between the Elliot Lake Bobcats and Algoma Avalanche on January 29, 2011. This is the first known regulation outdoor game in Ontario in the modern era. Elliot Lake would win the game 8-2 in front of an estimated 400 fans.
On April 2, 2011, the Bobcats won the 2011 Russell Cup Championship over the South Muskoka Shield 4-games-to-3 with an 8-5 victory. The Bobcats were down 3-games-to-1 in the series, but came back with three straight victories to win their first league title. The Bobcats are the first GMHL team that did not participate in the inaugural 2006-07 season to win the Russell Cup.
In 2011-12, the Bobcats finished 5th in the GMHL. The Bobcats played the Bobcaygeon Bucks in the first round of the playoffs. The Bobcats defeated the Bucks 2-games-to-1. In the league quarter-final, their season ended abruptly losing 3-games-to-1 to the South Muskoka Shield. In April 2012, the Elliot Lake Bobcats became members of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League, leaving the GMHL after five seasons, two regular season titles, and winning the 2011 championship. On September 7, 2012, the Bobcats played their first game in the NOJHL. They played the North Bay Trappers and lost 8-0.On September 21, 2012 the Bobcats won their first NOJHL game 6-2 over the Blind River Beavers. The Bobcats will be moving to Cochrane, Ontario for the 2014-15 NOJHL season. The team will be called the Cochrane Crunch. In April 2015, the Crunch qualified for the league finals for the first time in franchise history carried over from the Elliot Lake Bobcats from their inception in 2012-13. The Cochrane Crunch swept the Powassan Voodoos 4 games to 0 to become East Division champions.
|2007-08||42||26||13||-||3||203||170||55||5th GMHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2008-09||43||31||8||-||4||276||119||66||4th GMHL||Lost Division Final|
|2009-10||42||35||4||-||3||297||152||73||1st GMHL||Lost Semi-final|
|2010-11||42||38||2||-||2||320||144||78||1st GMHL||Won League|
|2011-12||42||28||11||-||3||236||145||59||5th GMHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2012-13||48||15||31||0||2||147||238||32||6th NOJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2013-14||56||26||24||0||6||200||203||58||5th NOJHL||Lost Quarter-final|
|2014-15||52||29||21||0||2||226||188||60||2nd of 5 East|
5th of 9 NOJHL
|Lost League Final|
|2015-16||54||40||10||2||2||298||169||84|| 1st of 6 East|
2nd of 12 NOJHL
|Lost Division Fina|
- 2008 Lost Semi-final
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Nipissing Alouettes 4-games-to-1 in bye round
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Deseronto Storm 4-games-to-2 in quarter-final
- Bradford Rattlers defeated Elliot Lake Bobcats 4-games-to-none in semi-final
- 2009 Lost Division Final
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Minden Riverkings 3-games-to-none in division quarter-final
- Received a bye through Division Semi-final
- South Muskoka Shield defeated Elliot Lake Bobcats 4-games-to-1 in division final
- 2010 Lost Semi-final
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Algoma Avalanche 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
- Deseronto Storm defeated Elliot Lake Bobcats 4-games-to-2 in semi-final
- 2011 Won League
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Powassan Dragons 3-games-to-none in quarter-final
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Toronto Canada Moose 4-games-to-none in semi-final
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated South Muskoka Shield 4-games-to-3 in final
- 2012 Lost Quarter-final
- Elliot Lake Bobcats defeated Bobcaygeon Bucks 2-games-to-1 in bye round
- South Muskoka Shield defeated Elliot Lake Bobcats 3-games-to-1 in quarter-final
- 2013 Lost Quarter-final
- Sudbury Nickel Barons defeated Elliot Lake Bobcats 4-games-to-3 in quarter-final
- 2014 Lost Quarter-final
- 2015 Lost League final
- 2016 Lost Division Final
- Cochrane Crunch defeated Timmins Rock 4-games-to-none in division semifinal
- Kirkland Lake Gold Miners defeated defeated Cochrane Crunch 4-games-to-1 in Division final
- Abitibi Eskimos defeated Elliot Lake Bobcats 4-games-to-3 in quarter-final
- Cochrane Crunch defeated Iroquois Falls Eskimos 4-games-to-2 in quarter-final
- Cochrane Crunch defeated Powassan Voodoos 4-games-to-none in Semifinal
- Soo Thunderbirds defeated Cochrane Crunch 4-games-to-1 in final
|Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League|
|Teams||Alliston Coyotes · Almaguin Spartans · Bracebridge Blues · Bradford Bulls · Bradford Rattlers · Cambridge Bears · Downsview Spitfires · Grey Highlands Bravehearts · Halton Ravens · Knights of Meaford · Niagara Whalers · North York Renegades · Orangeville Ice Crushers · Parry Sound Islanders · Rama Aces · Seguin Huskies · Shelburne Sharks · South Muskoka Shield · Sturgeon Falls Lumberjacks · Temiscaming Titans · Toronto Attack · Toronto Blue Ice Jets · Toronto Predators · Tottenham Steam|
|Former teams||Algoma Avalanche · Bobcaygeon Bucks · Deseronto Storm · Elliot Lake Bobcats · Espanola Kings · Innisfil Lakers · Jamestown Jets · Minden Riverkings · Nipissing Alouettes · Oro-Medonte 77's · Richmond Hill Rams · Tamworth Cyclones · Temiscaming Royals · Vaughan Stars|
|Seasons||2006–07 · 2007–08 · 2008–09 · 2009–10 · 2010-11 · 2011–12 · 2012–13 · 2013–14 · 2014–15 · 2015-16|
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