Bears split weekend pair; falling to Jackson Saturday, defeating Great Lakes Sunday.
The North Royalton Bears were completely outplayed and soundly defeated on Saturday January, 25th,6-0, by the Jackson Polar Bears in league play . The Bears looked sluggish from the start, barely keeping pace with Jackson who outshot North Royalton 41-13 for the game. The loss drops the Bears overall record to 18-13-1 and to 6-4 in North Coast HS Hockey League play.
The Bears rebounded from their loss a day earlier earning their 19th win of the season and 7th in league play defeating the Great Lakes Freeze, 6-0, on January 26th at Iceland USA in Strongsville. The Bears waited till the middle period to net their first goal, a period that featured four North Royalton goals scored by four different players. Timmy Orlosky started the scoring burying a feed from Dylan Kovach- AJ Bogdan also earned an assist on the goal. Bogdan notched his second helper a few minutes later when he fed a brilliant pass to Jeremy Gripp who slapped it home for the goal. Michael Dzoba waiting gave the Bears the 3-0 lead just 35 seconds after Gripp's score assisted by Kovach and Christian Fernandez. Senior, Angelo Nero, capped the Bears 4 goal 2nd period scoring with just over three minutes remaining assisted by Bogdan and Cameron Megazinni. Angelo Nero added his 2nd of the game less than two minutes into the final period for the Bears 5th goal- the shorthanded tally was assisted by Orlosky. The Bears final score came from AJ Bogdan assisted by Logan Kieklak and Nero. Marc Silver played solid between the pipes for North Royalton, stopping all 11 shots faced while earning his 4th shutout of the season.