NR celebrates Sr. Night, defeats Wooster in league play.
The North Royalton Bears HS hockey team celebrated their Senior Night in style on Saturday, February 1st defeating the Wooster Oilers 10-0 in league play. The Bears honored their senior class prior to the game; the team will graduate a staggering 11 seniors this spring. The Bears senior class includes two 4 year players: Angelo Nero and Branden Walsh, two 3 years players: Aaron Schmitt and Tyler Roesch, two 2 years players: AJ Bogdan and Peyton Matthews, and five players in their first season with the team: Marc Silver, Aaron Wynbrandt, Michael Dzoba, Owen Lally and Steven Vinyard.
North Royalton scored early and often scoring 10 goals in the first 40 minutes of game play and as per league rules (if at any time a team leads by 10 goals in the final period, the game ends ) the game was called. Two Bears had multiple goal games; Branden Walsh (3G, 3A) registered a hat-trick along with three helpers and fellow senior Michael Dzoba (2G, 2A) had a pair of goal along two assists. North Royalton’s other goals were scored by seniors Aaron Wynbrandt (1G, 2A), Angelo Nero (1G), Peyton Matthews (1G, 2A), Aaron Schmitt (1G, 2A) and Sophomore Dylan Kovach (1G). Senior net minders, Marc Silver and Tyler Roesch, split the minutes with Silver stopping the only shot the Bears allowed. The win improves the Bears league record to 9-4, 21-13-1 overall.