Bears win one, lose one in final NCHSHL weekend.
The North Royalton Bears split their last two regular season games; defeating Great Lakes, 4-0, on February 6th and falling, 4-1, to Wooster February 8th.
The Bears dominated Great Lakes outshooting them 69-13 en route to the 4-0 win. Royalton got on the board just five minutes into the game when Paul Jablonski went end to end and buried a short-handed goal. The Bears made when up by two with about 4 minutes left in the opening frame when Nicolai Kolasinki tapped in a Jablonski rebound; also picking up an assist on the goal was Nick Magro. Kolasinski added his 2nd of the game, the only goal scored in the middle period finishing a beautiful feed from Mike Ambrose. The Bears scored their fourth and final goal midway through the final frame when Jeremy Gripp took a pass from Brian Fielding and ripped a shot passed the Freeze net minder. Joey Fratantonio picked up his 6th shutout and 12th win on the season.
The Bears fell. 4-1, to the Wooster Oilers in their final NCHSHL game of the season. North Royalton got on the board first, in the opening period, when Nick Magro buried a feed from Paul Jablonski; also picking up an assist was Nicolai Kolasinski. Wooster scored, shorthanded, to tie the game at one apiece entering the middle period. The 2nd and 3rd belonged to the Oilers who scored three more times. The loss drops the Bears to 8-5-3 in league play and 21-11-4 overall.