Brothers have chemistry

Born a year apart, the Kord brothers bring an element to the Eskis that isn’t seen very often in Junior ‘A’ hockey. Jacob Kord (38-14-16-30) and Justin Kord (43-9-36-45) are brothers fromTimmins, and they play on the same team in the North Ontario Junior Hockey League – the Abitibi Eskimos. “I think it’s a lot of fun,” said Jacob Kord. “This is the first time we’ve had this experience. We’re doing well together.” The brothers have different posts while on the ice. Jacob is a feisty, fearless forward, who isn’t afraid to get into it with the opposing team, and Justin anchors the blue line as a puck-moving defenceman with good vision. “I think we both have a lot of offensive skills to us,” said Justin. “He’s really good around the net, and he’s the kind of guy who will go into the corners and battle guys who are bigger than him and he’ll usually come out with the puck.” Jacob said, “I think he’s a really smart defenceman. He reads the play really well and he knows how to move the puck. He can always find that open guy.” The pair posses something unique on team filled with top tier talent – sibling chemistry. “We have a lot of chemistry when we’re out there together,” said Justin. “I think it shows.” Jacob added, “It’s a good thing to have your brother on the same team with you. He just knows what you’re doing, which helps a lot.” The brothers haven’t played much competitive hockey together until they suited up for the Eskis. “We played on the same line in high school hockey, but other than that we didn’t get a lot of experience together,” said Jacob. You can catch the brothers in action when the Eskis host the Blind River Beavers on Saturday at the Jus Jordan Arena. Game time is 7:30 p.m.