Bears. Polar Bears split points; tie 3-3.
Posted by Jeff McCarthy on Feb 01 2015 at 04:00PM PST
The North Royalton Bears and the Jackson Polar Bears skated to a, 3-3, tie in NCHSHL play on Saturday, January 31st. North Royalton jumped to an early lead when Colin O'Connor slapped home a loose puck just 30 seconds into the opening period; assisting on the goal were Cam Cook and Mike Ambrose. The Bears added their second of the game early in the middle period when Michael Ambrose ripped a shot passed the Jackson net minder assisted by O'Connor and Jacob Krosky. Jackson answered a just a few minutes later, on the power play, to cut the Royalton lead to, 2-1. Cam Cook increased the Royalton lead to, 3-1, midway through the 3rd assisted by Krosky and Cook. Jackson cut the lead to one just a few moments later than then tied the game with only 2.9 seconds remaining to force overtime. The two teams skated through a scoreless OT, thanks in large part to Bears goaltender Joey Fratanotnio (25 saves) who made a few key saves in the extra frame. The Bears are now 20-10-4 overall and 7-4-3 in NCHSHL play with two league games remaining.
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